17 July 2007

Turnstile - Single Use at Holden Gallery, Manchester

Next week I'm in a show organized by Interval at the Holden Gallery, in Manchester, UK. Some details:

Turnstile is a new concept in art tourism - an innovative exhibition format developed around the idea that most people only visit an exhibition once. Interval has utilised this observation as a method and redesigned the structure of an exhibition, mimicking an audiences actions and flow.

Time is throwaway, a disposable and low valued commodity. Many contemporary objects and experiences are designed for single use, nurturing a short term, disposable society, a culture of quick consumption and fickle fashions. Art and media are often viewed in a similar way. Many people only pay a single visit to an exhibition, absorbing as much of the experience as possible and lingering if it interests them.

I'm included in one of three shows within the show:


Though we rely on it to get us through tasks both quotidian and extraordinary, our technology is constantly failing us. Decay, malfunctions, errors, and other indicators of failure can be purposefully engineered into a creative work as part of a statement on how our reliance on technology is often founded on untenable hopes that today's cutting edge tools will last the test of time.

Katherine Behar | Marisa Olson | Ruth Pringle


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