Between November 2017 and February 2018 we invited a number of guests who we felt took different approaches to working with archival materials – rethinking the contemporary by moving away from dominant narratives in history.
To conclude this series of ‘Studio is Sudden’ events we will curate a one-night exhibition of artworks, documentation and artefacts produced since the project ‘Giles Bailey & CIRCA Projects’ was initiated in September 2016. We will bring together artworks produced individually, with audiences and also by artists participating in our activities – in order to consider more what the virtues and problems of this approach might be.
Giles Bailey works largely with performance, writing or strategically appropriated texts that he performs. CIRCA Projects is an organisation that collaborates with local and international artists to initiate contemporary art projects rooted in the specific conditions of the northeast of England. It is run by Adam Phillips, Dawn Bothwell and Sam Watson.