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GODWOTTERY
Jacob Cartwright & Nick Jordan

25 Feb – 26 Mar 2006
Private view - Friday 24 Feb 7-9pm
Gallery open Fri – Sun 1-6pm or by appointment


Godwottery is an exhibition of collaborative works by Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan. The result of months of suggestion, bickering and coercion, the exhibition forms another stage in the artists’ ongoing würstundgritz project, which highlights the contingencies and encounters of collaboration - through rudimentary props, ad-hoc devices, sculptures, books and films. Godwottery includes a hand-cranked zoetrope, a ‘gothic’ suspense film, a bi-plane, and a chorus of American Bullfrogs. Drawing together disparate elements in a willfully cock-eyed manner, würstundgritz runs alongside Cartwright and Jordan’s independent practices like a pet mongrel tugging at the leash.

godwottery - 1: An embellished or elaborate garden, usually composed of incompatible plants and objects 2: Affected use of archaic language. [From the line "A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!" in My Garden, Thomas Edward Brown, 1876

More on the artists:
Jacob Cartwright & Nick Jordan are based in Manchester and have been trying to work together for a number of years.
Recent manifestations of würstundgritz include The Last Picture Show, Undergrand, Clitheroe, 2004;
The Goose Fair
, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2004; Some Mild Peril, publication, 2004. In spring 2006, Book Works will be publishing their collaborative book: Alien Invaders: a guide to non-native species of the Britisher Isles.