Scott Massey is working with The Telfer for the next ten months. Rather than making an exhibition with us he’ll be developing a series of spontaneous outcomes instigated and supported by our team. This is a new approach we’re trying for working with our artists in 2014 and I feel really confident about it. Let’s find out how well it is possible to undertake research questions and deliver answers through evolving and multiple visual means. If we get positive results then I really hope we will be making this approach a bigger feature of our future gallery programme.
"Through 2014, Scott Massey will work with The Telfer Gallery on a project asking ‘what does nothing do?’
The project will build on previous work, in particular a talk in which Massey described buying magic spells off of Ebay and putting them into practice. The talk dealt with the process of the purchases, concentrating on the faith and trust aspects of the transactions and speculated on the effect that they had had.
His work with The Telfer Gallery will explore an online /offline relationship between objects and information, making use of Ebay’s compromise between analogue and digital.
It is anticipated that the outcome will be web based project that will take place in December 2014.”
There’s a new-ish funny-ish Glasgow based Facebook pade called Art Goblins.It doesn’t have much of an About section, so I’m not sure what their remit is, but essentially they take pictures of people who make art in Glasgow and then put their photo up on the page, sometimes with some strange editing. This is me and (I think) Toby Paterson (to my right) and Gordon Douglas (in my hands). Being a real advocate for art and internet trolling combos obviously I’m all about this vibe. This picture comes with the accompanying poem…
THIS ISNT REAL ITS NOT REAL ISNT REAL NOT REAL ITS MASS PSYCHOSIS INDUCED BY FREE SAN MIGUEL
I’ve got gold teeth and someone I know is becoming a vampire
I’m teaching a workshop at Duncan of Jordanstone next month, for their MFA Art, Publics and Societies course. It’s part of their Art Writing component and as part of a project I’m running with The Telfer we’re also bringing Scott Massey up to Dundee to present a new performance at the end of the day. I’m not sure how precisely I should describe what we’re doing yet, but maybe I can give some more details after the fact.
My contribution to the Hospital for Dazed Art’s current exhibition at The Briggait was totally stolen off the wall only three days after the exhibition opened. I’d love to show you the CCTV footage of a sexy youth slipping out with the monitor, but data protection is sadly preventing me access to this material :’(
The Hospital for Dazed Art is a series of conversations and informal surgeries initiated by Iain Sturrock and Delia Baillie that explores why artists (secretly) retain certain works in their studios for years at a time without publically showing / recycling / or trashing them, and what this means in terms of editorial integrity. The exhibition at The Briggait will showcase nine artists whom The Hospital has worked with during 2012 and 2013.
This is the archived video version of the Artists All Around session I took part in last week. The other contributing artists are Hera Buyuktasciyan (TUR) and Pobber (SG). The joy of internet discussions is that you can totally still be in your bed. <3
Does anyone want to help me win £200? Just because I didn’t win this year’s Emergency prize doesn’t mean I still can’t win the People’s Choice Awards. If you vote for me here then you can help me out with an impending heating bill that is the monstrous consequence of keeping our flat like a greenhouse all winter. He he.
p.s. I got it wrong btw, this exhibition didn’t close last Saturday it closes this Saturday. And that perverted little animation I made will also be playing this Saturday. Coming and going eh…
AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW: Communal Dolphin Snouting - The Whole Meaningful Story
Discover all about why I’m such an obtrusively big nightmare to work with…or something like that. I was defos a massive drama queen during this project, but was I 100% in the wrong? FREE, ace, super duper downloadable zip folder containing all the all current existent sources of documentation for the project. Click on the pic or right here.