As our contemporary culture careers towards ever-increasing mix and match experiments, the role of the lone practitioner, along with their own particular brand of I-am-ness, appears to be under a suspicious highbrow scrutiny. Many funding faux pas have been driven by a myopic almost religious zeal to crash together as many ideas/recipients/groups as possible in order to stretch resources and appear inclusive. Artists, however, are notoriously difficult to corral and under such heavy manners will slip and slide outside of their enforced holding pen.
The main premise of Co-Respondent involves a series of sets of (two) artists working with text and imagery. Each duo has taken a subject in which they are both specifically interested. Each of these mini collectivist manifestations refute the idea of lost individualism and signify instead the shared enthusiasms, responsibilities, and playfulness which can be encountered when working with a co-responsive A N Other.
Corinna Spencer & Andrea Hannon
Work at Co-Respondent includes a monkey information desk, plinths covered in bee pollen, a copper plate printed sonnet, paintings and text inspired by Parades End and a word association project that started with a pair of tights.
Co-Respondent foreshadows the upcoming issue of Garageland magazine, which looks at collaboration.
Travis Riley & Sarah Bernhardt
There is a limited edition print of Travis Riley's work available from the Transition shop.
2 & 3 March - 12-6pm
Urara Tsuchiya & Mimei Thompson's Monkey Weekend
This will include a monkey information desk, readings, and films, to include Donna Haraway Reads National Geographic, Project Nim and Max Mon Amour.
Mimei Thompson & Urara Tsuchiya
featuring Co-Respondent contributors and available in the Transition shop and online
Arty 32: White
The latest issue of Arty was launched at the opening of Co-Respondent. The issue is themed around 'white' and includes contributions from Co-Respondent artists Sarah Cleaver, Travis Riley and Mimei Thompson as well as contributions from Transition director's Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon and Alli Sharma. £3
The Collector: Corinna Spencer
The Collector includes printed and original drawings. The zine is inspired by collections of objects, texts and images and the people, both real and fictional, who collect them. £1.50 - £2.50
Voodoo & Hoodoo Talismans: Urara Tsuchiya & Mimei Thompson
'Voodoo (originally called Vodum in Africa) is a West African religion that was transplanted to Haiti, whilst Hoodoo consists of African folkloric practices and beliefs mixed with Native American botanical knowledge and European folklore.' £2