I've suggested that both DJ-ing and traditional curating involve organising individual works together to be more than the sum of their parts and to speak to people individually and as a whole.
I’ve heard the relationship between curator and artist described like that between a cat and a mouse, cats preferring the chase to the capture. The suggestion is curators like to discover artists rather than have artists approach them. That is interesting for me an artist.
For #r3fest 2018 – In Exile, James delivers messages electronically in the form of a running related quote displayed randomly from a collection of contributed quotes when visiting: www.jamessteventon.com/in-exile/the-only-running-footman.
"It’s like watching a chrysalis become a butterfly: The prototypes are impressive, but the kouros is timeless; he might be about to breathe, move, speak ... Even in relatively static positions, the implication of movement is the transfiguring achievement of these classical figures."
As Maharishi replied when asked by Andy Kaufman about the secret of comedy, “[One] must first say one thing and then say another thing and these two things will usually contrast – but what makes the contrast so evident is the journey in between, which is the journey through a field of silence”.
CVAN-EM recently caught up with some of the artists who have been involved in Meet the Artist over the last three years, finding out what they’ve been doing since and what they’re working on now.
A running-based performance cum wedding gift cum birthday present. James will be dressed as an 18th Century Running Footman, based on an etching from the Old and New London by George Walter Thornbury, 1873.
Sculptorvox is a 7 volume series containing written and photographic contributions that have broadly and creatively interpreted, discussed and responded to a theme by exploring associations, presenting stories and constructing narratives, with each volume produced as a limited print run. ‘Geometry of Nothing’ is the inaugural volume in this series.
The Koppel Project is pleased to announce an evening of informal discussion, drinks and a live art intervention to celebrate the 16-international-artists group exhibition ‘Monologue Dialogue 4: Mysticism and Insecurity’.
Curated by Simon Woolham
14 - 20 Mirabel Street
20 May - 24 June 2017, Open every Saturday 11am - 5pm
18 May 2017, 6pm - 9pm