Monday, 22 November 2010

the known unknowns.

In response to Charlie Tweed’s current solo exhibition Notes I, II & III (pictured above), Spike Island organized a discussion on Saturday 20th November  chaired by Spike Island curator Marie-Anne McQuay.

 [ from my sketchbook ]

Artists Rod Dickinson, Richard Grayson & Charlie Tweed discussed their individual practices and their shared concerns around language, narrative and power, in particular their interest in power manifested as pervasive, self-policing social control. All three artists use performative strategies in their respective practices, playing in particular with the conventions of documentary and reportage, stretching out their factual forms to seemingly absurdist, fictional conclusions. The event was a chance to discuss the artists’ strategies, their individual works and the wider social and political contexts which frame them.