15.1.08

Delicate Situations

Like the artworks that made up this project Delicate Situations has now passed. But the blog will remain online. Thank you to all those who have visited the site and all the participants. 

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Delicate Situations lasted from 15th January 2007 until 15th January 2008. The one common factor to all the works in the exhibition is that they were left in a place (for as long as they lasted).

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a sequence of delicate situations
showing ourselves

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Delicate Situations shows the implications of the struggle with circumstance and the contrasting strategies and choices that face us. It does this by creating a condition for the exhibition of the art work by which its fragility or resistance to circumstance is radically exposed. It exposes not only the vulnerability of a finished art object but also the often vulnerable circumstances of the process and production of art work. The nature of the way in which the work in Delicate Situations is shown allows a chance to dwell on the nature of display and varying ways in which an individual artist reacts to showing their work. By providing no specific venue for the work it provides an extreme situation to dwell on the value of publicity and privacy and the significance of the ephemeral and disappearing artwork. This leads us to think about the ways in which artists develop strategies for being seen and not seen and the ways of merging or keeping seperated the making of the work and the making the work public. Finally, by dissolving the boundary between the practice of art and the practice of life it allows for a critical and reflective space to open up at the centre of the everyday.

For more information contact Joe Schneider

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Urban Foxhole 2 - Bridge Walkway

Artist: Charlene Lam
Location: New York, USA

Entrance to the Manhattan Bridge's pedestrian walkway.
A quiet observer.
By evening, the fox has been thrown to the ground.
And disemboweled.







Urban Foxhole 1 - Subway Platform

Artist: Charlene Lam
Location: New York, USA

Hiding out on the platform at the Grand Street station.
Staying safe as the train arrives.
By morning, the fox is gone, but the train arrives all the same.



11.1.08

17th Hole [QUERCUS ROBUR]

Artist: Anonymous

QUERCUS ROBUR 1 - This shows the golf course hole the day before our intervention.

QUERCUS ROBUR 2 - This shows our intervention 'artwork' piece. Three English Oak trees (Native to the area) planted around the 17th hole of the golf course.

QUERCUS ROBUR 3 - This shows that our trees have been removed and the ground patched up with new turf. The hole & flag was subsequently also moved to another more 'flat' area probably to let the new turf re-grow. I must stress that this image was taken about 2-3 months after the intervention, mainly because we didnt want to be caught as our element of surprise had been lost. Although we did do a covert walk past the day after our intervention, only to find that the piece had already been removed.




4.1.08

Sugar Cube

Artist: Adriana Grant
Location: Seattle, Washington (3rd Avenue and South Washington Street)

A seven inch sugar cube, weighing nearly ten pounds, was installed in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood on January 1, 2008, at approximately 5 p.m.

At 9 a.m. the next morning, the Sugar Cube has been removed, leaving only traces of white in the gravel.

Photos by Adriana Grant



In Rainbows

Artist: Morgana Suppo
Location: Shopping Centre, Turin, Italy

Sugar Cube

Location: Seattle, Washington (3rd Avenue and South Washington Street)

A seven inch sugar cube, weighing nearly ten pounds, was installed in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood on January 1, 2008. The piece is solid sugar, composed of 1331 sugar cubes.

Photos by Peter Mumford

18.12.07

Untitled

Artist: Mark Salvatus
Location: Seoul, South Korea

6.12.07

Erosion(a block of white chalk collected from the foot of Beachy Head used to create a single block of colour left exposed to all elements - Day 312)

Artist: Steve Smith
Location: Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, England


View from Home - Bird Print

Artist: Jonathan Lockwood
Location: This is the residue (November 2007) from an exhibition I did in June this year on the windows of a recently closed down community video store. For the exhibition I did not have permission, I was surprised the following day to see if the comics (Image 1&2) had survived the elements. I am amazed the smaller flyers are still attached 5 months on. Bird print (Image 2&3): I took these photos on a Sunday (October 2007) when setting up for a exhibition. I heard a loud bang then investigated to find a dead pigeon by the door. Then I found these prints on the windows. The last moment.



2.12.07

Migratory bird, 2007 - 16 October, 17 October, 19 October, 23 October, 24 October, 2 November (from the series "found birds, 2000 to the present")

Artist: Susan Silas
Location: Migratory bird that collided with the Chase Manhattan's building at One Chase Manhattan Plaza on 16 October 2007.





1.12.07

Journey 2

Artist: Brian Holdcroft
Location: Completed one late afternoon the fragile journey extended from a window across the front of a building which is situated in the busy town centre of Stoke-on-Trent.








5.11.07

Gilded Tree

Artist: Jane Rainwater
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, USA



28.10.07

Storytree July 2nd 2007

Artist: Jane Ponsford
During the year I have been working on a project, 'Papertrails' looking at
different ways of mark making on the landscape in the Surrey Commons in
Elmbridge. In one of the strands of work I have been collecting stories,
which seem to have a connection to the woods (either these specific woods or
the idea of woods), from Elmbridge people. Some are factual accounts, some
are reminiscences and some are fairy stories. I have then been installing
the stories back into the landscape. This is one of the storytrees. It was
put there in July.

13.10.07

Untitled

Artist: Eduardo dos Santos Fran├ža
Location: Linhares, Brazil

Erosion(a block of white chalk collected from the foot of Beachy Head used to create a single block of colour left exposed to all elements - Day 250)

Artist: Steve Smith
Location: Kentish Town Road, Camden, London, England