• WORDS (& Pickers)

Jordan, Mel, Hewitt, Andy and Beech, Dave, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, WORDS (& Pickers)

Abstract or Description:

The artwork and event WORDS (& Pickers) was supported by Milton Keynes Gallery (MKG). The work was part of a month-long exhibition at MKG’ s project space. The exhibition was open from 6 - 28 October 2017.

WORDS (& Pickers) was a work that focused on the slogan writing and choosing process which is central to our practice. We devise ways to write slogans with others in order to exchange opinions and discuss contemporary political issues. In this way we aim to explore the potential of art as opinion formation. These conversations and impromptu workshops are directed at the passer-by so they are directed at the individual in this way we temporarily cut out of the community and paste them into new configurations, rearranged through processes of splitting and joining (disagreeing and agreeing) and then reassembled in a new totality through acts of collective publishing. In this artwork passers-by were asked to select and wear (embody and publish) the badge that they most agreed with. We collected new versions of our slogans form the public and re-published them throughout the exhibition.

Sounds & WordsMilton Keynes, UK6 - 28 October 2017Mixed show
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Copyright Holders: Freee art collective
Funders: Arts Council England
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 15:45
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 15:27
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3565
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