Performance print situation: no.1

Eastwood, Phil and Dunne, Chris (2009) Performance print situation: no.1. [Event, Show or Exhibition]

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Performance Print Situation - No.1
Collaboration between Phil Eastwood & Chris Dunne. Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, UK. June 2009.
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Item Type:Event, Show or Exhibition
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Abstract

Performance Print Situation - No.1 was a site specific performance and exhibition event developed in collaboration between Phil Eastwood and Chris Dunne. Various typographic, letterpress, text and image based print activities were staged over a two-week period. The events included a series of daily performances focused around ongoing practical printmaking activities, culminating in a final exhibition and closing event. Essential to the production of a large body of visual work was invited intervention by visiting members of the public. The public were encouraged to participate in practical activities that involved the construction of provocative visual messages, in the spirit of situationist internationale / Mai 68. Improvisation and playful experimentation, combined with performance activities, such as exaggerating physical aspects of the printing process, and playful freeform word association poetry recitals, provided the focus for an open ended visual and aural dialogue between the artists and the public. Throughout the two weeks a large number of typographic, slogan based hand printed posters were created and displayed as an organic and ongoing wall piece. Production of the posters continued until all the gallery walls, and part of the floor, were covered in visual messages. The gallery space was converted into a working print studio via the addition of a vintage proofing press, centralised worktables, paper store, and a large quantity of vintage wood and metal type. Traditional artisan printmaking skills were further subverted through the use of zerox, dry letter transfer, and a number of vintage typewriters. Prints were also bound into a limited edition handmade book titled: Performance Prints & Situations No. 1. In addition, a number of pin badges were produced and given away as free gifts to visitors.

This was the first of a series of performance print events. The artists were subsequently invited to stage performance print events at Anhalt University, Dessau, Germany, and Ecole Superior d’ Art, Aix en Provence.

Additional Information:Performance Print Situation - No.1 was a site specific performance and exhibition event developed in collaboration between Phil Eastwood and Chris Dunne. Various typographic, letterpress, text and image based print activities were staged over a two-week period. The events included a series of daily performances focused around ongoing practical printmaking activities, culminating in a final exhibition and closing event. Essential to the production of a large body of visual work was invited intervention by visiting members of the public. The public were encouraged to participate in practical activities that involved the construction of provocative visual messages, in the spirit of situationist internationale / Mai 68. Improvisation and playful experimentation, combined with performance activities, such as exaggerating physical aspects of the printing process, and playful freeform word association poetry recitals, provided the focus for an open ended visual and aural dialogue between the artists and the public. Throughout the two weeks a large number of typographic, slogan based hand printed posters were created and displayed as an organic and ongoing wall piece. Production of the posters continued until all the gallery walls, and part of the floor, were covered in visual messages. The gallery space was converted into a working print studio via the addition of a vintage proofing press, centralised worktables, paper store, and a large quantity of vintage wood and metal type. Traditional artisan printmaking skills were further subverted through the use of zerox, dry letter transfer, and a number of vintage typewriters. Prints were also bound into a limited edition handmade book titled: Performance Prints & Situations No. 1. In addition, a number of pin badges were produced and given away as free gifts to visitors. This was the first of a series of performance print events. The artists were subsequently invited to stage performance print events at Anhalt University, Dessau, Germany, and Ecole Superior d’ Art, Aix en Provence.
Keywords:Fine Arts, Printmaking, Performance art, Artists
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:7396
Deposited On:03 Feb 2013 13:14

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