Park 16 Wimbledon Library 22nd April 2016
For this day of site-specific projects I took part in Katharine Dwyer’s performance piece The Artistic Agency of the Paperwork Executive.
This involved wearing a high-vis jacket, holding a clipboard with questionnaires and approaching members of the public in Wimbledon Library to go through the unusual and sometimes inappropriate questions. By wearing the attire associated with official survey takers, I was invested with a certain authority, which prompted people to agree to the questioning and stay and answer the meaningless questions. The response was in nearly all cases polite and it made the participants consider the boundaries of artwork. This task involved performance, interaction, communication skills and time management.
MFA Final Show.
I was a member of the e-catalogue team for the Wimbledon College of Art MFA final show. We were involved from concept to final proofreading, in the creation of an online catalogue to accompany our exhibition.
Working with Deeya Mirchandani and Nalin Suampun, using Illustrator, we produced a template to show the designers the look that we were after. We worked on an initial timetable and booked the observatory to photograph all the work for the catalogue. We then advertised for, and with the team, selected and briefed the chosen designers. We had meetings with the designers; Szu and I acted as the group’s liaison with them, sorting out the timeline and instructions for the rest of the group and emailing all the information needed. Skills needed were organization, design skills, time management, communication, proofreading and teamwork.
For the Wimbledon MFA Interim show we held a site-specific exhibition, Index, in The Crypt Gallery, underneath St Pancras Parish Church.
In order to facilitate the smooth running of the exhibition we divided up into groups to break up the tasks. I was part of the Logistics team. The first task was making a timeline on Google calendar so it was available for everyone. The Logistics team organised the private view, ordering the drinks and food and setting up a rota to work on the bar. We created an invigilation rota for the three days of the show.
For my artwork for Index I collaborated with Naomi Avsec on a film and installation piece, Jaunt and Fossick.
Skills that were needed for Index were; organising and time management, communication to the team and to all the exhibitors and working to deadlines. Collaboration was key, both with Naomi when working on our artwork and with the Logistics team and the MFA group as a whole.