Writing encounters: Institute of Beasts (2008)

Dutton, Steve and Swindells, Steve (2009) Writing encounters: Institute of Beasts (2008). Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 2 (1). pp. 117-125. ISSN 1753-5190

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In 1998 Steve Dutton and Steve Swindells formed the artist collaboration Dutton and Swindells. In 2008 they completed a three month artist residency programme at Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea. This paper and accompanying images forms a written/visual response to a presentation they delivered at Writing Encounters, York St. John University, 11th – 13th September 2008.
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In 1998 Steve Dutton and Steve Swindells formed the artist collaboration Dutton and Swindells. In 2008 they completed a three-month artist residency programme at Ssamzie Space, Seoul, South Korea. During the residency the artists founded the Institute of Beasts by introducing live animals into the studio as members of a faculty; to suggest new readings of the work but also as a strategy to potentially generate art as a form of encounter in which different compulsions or pathologies pull in various ways but equally live together in a frame or scenario in much the same way as practice can exist as performance, text and as object. An interesting aspect of having an animal(s) in the studio is the unpredictable nature of what happens to the work when it becomes a perch, a hutch or a burrow and what happens to the artist's practice when they share a space with other animal(s). This article and accompanying images form a written/visual extension to a presentation they delivered at Writing Encounters, York St John University, 1113 September 2008.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Institute, art, animal
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture
ID Code:6660
Deposited By: Steve Dutton
Deposited On:20 Oct 2012 21:25
Last Modified:19 Nov 2013 08:59

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