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December 13, 2014

This month I was invited by artists J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion to come out to their 'living art comlexity' - Mildred's Lane. It is a wonderful place where life, art, education and ecology come together in a convivial spirit on an old farmstead in Narrowsburg on the border of New York and Pennsylvania in the US. It is the off season, and was thick in snow, the place runs formal sessions with fellows in the summer. None-the-less a handful of wonderful creative folks gathered to eat and talk. What a wonderful and inspiring place. 

 

www.mildredslane.com

 

 

October 24, 2014

In October I was an artist in residence at ‘Elsewhere‘ in Greensboro, North Carolina, US.

Elsewhere is a living museum in a former thrift store on the main street of Greensboro. The artists and organisors of the museum live on site in the old three story house, and the premise of the residency is that you bring nothing in, and take nothing out, but constantly remake the museum with the stuff you find there. And there's a lot of it!

 

Elsewhere functions as a living community and so the daily life activities and us doing them in the museum are as much a a part of the organism of elsewhere as the quirky objects and spaces that house it. The kitchen was my favourite installation, that and the ghost room. It's open to the public about half the time, so you constantly have people walking through your living and making environments. 

 

One of my favourite moments was swinging on the swings in the streetfront window when a passerby stopped, backed up, looked at me and said, "oh, I thought you were...

October 15, 2014

Abi Tariq and Honi Ryan

Act of being; active reading/writing.

 

31a Bienal De Arte De São Paulo, Brazil.

exhibition area C. 5:15pm October 12th, 2014. 

Perpendicular Bienal performance #4 

 

 

 

 

Two people walk through the exhibition space of the 31a bienal of São Paulo. One is reading aloud from a book, turning the pages rapidly and speaking fragmented sections of the text interspersed with words, sentences and ideas that are read from the surrounding works. Walking side by side, the other person writes down things that stand out, creating yet another generation of meaning, as they consider the words arbitrary relationship to the space and it’s contents. This piece was devised as an invisible performance, as we were no longer permitted to perform in the exhibition we built this performance to go unnoticed by security staff.

 

Below is the text that was developed as a result of the performance. 

 

 

June 26, 2014

When I need to clear my head, I find domestic chores incredibly helpful.

 

So I swept up some dirt. Then I swept up some balls. 

 

 

 

June 11, 2014

Tonight I went to sleep in my studio. 

 

Considering I have been having trouble getting to sleep in general lately, it was much easier to fall asleep as a performance. 

 

Sleep Action 1. Frame 123/223

 

Duration: 2 hours

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