for this exhibition, sitting show, 4 artists were selected from our open call. emily, alexander, alice and jack. these artists responded to our call for works as follows-
‘we are seeking pre-existing or proposed artworks that are for sitting on, or are to be sat on… or that incorporate seating in some way… or that are informed by seating… or are between sculpture and seating. these might be benches or chairs, but also might not take the form of a formal piece of furniture. they might be modular objects, or objects that are not usually intended to be sat on. artworks may be informed by architectural or design practice. submitting artists do not have to have created seating before, but must in this instance submit designs/plans.’
selector and artist ellen wilkinson developed a text to accompany the exhibition, a reading of which can be listened to here.
*special extended opening event*
from 10-midnight we dimmed the lights and partied. showcasing a selection of music videos chosen by artists. well known music videos, and not so well known music videos.
artists who contributed their favourite videos include;
jaf yusuf, sarah roberts, mitra saboury, ben urban, hazel brill, tash macvoy, chris alton, tom goddard, dinosaur kilby, ruaidhri ryan, alice chandler, alexander glass, jack friswell, sarai kirshner, kate morris-millar, and jack lewdjaw.
this exhibition included a workshop, trying to sit, which was ran by emily motto
attendees joined the artist in a chair building workshop, exploring ideas around structure, necessity, and function of materials when making sculpture. participants were invited to construct a form to be sat on, using the materials and objects available, and at the end of the session they were tested out in a game of musical chairs.
an artist talk/tour took place during the exhibition
an audio description of the exhibition can be found here