• Plaything

de Cordova, Denise, Fisher, James and Blannin, Katrina, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, Plaything

Abstract or Description:

A collaborative exhibition that explores the visual outcome of two artists sharing and exchanging imagery and visual motifs in order to develop new work, as a kind of conscious 'theft' that counters notions of plagerism , and that deliberately courts 'sameness'. The intention is to relinquish control of who owns the conceptual right to use images or ideas; that these are participatory tropes that are up for grabs.This agreement to a loss of control or authorship was further amplified by a curator selecting work from the studios in order to stage her own version of how she wanted to mix up and present work to create narratives and connections that she wanted to highlight.The issue at stake was whether there might be tipping points, or a share or intervention too far: an artist might suddenly claim ownership of an image at the expense of the other, or distrust an approach to curation that meddles or reframe the artists intentions completely. Conversely, the anticipation might be one of liberation and playfulness.

PlaythingLondon11 Oct - 2 Nov 2017Museum/exhibition
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W130 Sculpture
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Blyth Gallery , Imperial College London
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2018 13:34
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 15:27
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3156
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