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2014 Program pt 2

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AWKWARD VOLTAS


AWKWARD VOLTAS

Alexandra Clapham and Kate Scardifield

Opening 30.04.14 6-8pm
Artist Talks 03.05.14 2-4m

AWKWARD VOLTAS presents a series of sculptural and site responsive propositions by Alexandra Clapham and Kate Scardifield. Both artists have distinct and at times opposing practices, yet their concerns around inhabiting space, materiality and the implicitly performative are possible junctures for their work to intersect.

For Clapham and Scardifield the process at first seemed straightforward: conversation would be key and ideas would be teased out by thinking through the making. However inevitable questions soon arose – how do you collaborate when you're not collaborating? When the works become speculative given the context, do you try to play on collective strengths or draw attention to difference?

At the point of encounter, does this then leave the viewer between a proverbial rock and a hard place?
Let's get together and think it over, a slow dance with the familiar can still be awkward at best.

Later Event: April 30
Symptoms of Failure