The first draft of this commissioned work by Paul Becker took place following Emma Hart’s exhibition, preceding Rubén Grilo’s installation The Need for Speed at the Stephenson Works. Performed as a live reading by an actor, the work physically explored the open spaces and architectural characteristics of the building and its wider setting.
For the second draft, Becker continues to explore themes and nuances within the Space Release programme. This draft will take the form of a Risograph printed object alongside Rubén Grilo and then Jani Ruscica’s exhibitions.
Floor/Ceiling/Window/Wall will continue throughout 2013, through a series of adaptations, each a revision by Becker for a different situation within the programme, evolving through his authorial process.
Paul Becker is a Newcastle-based artist and writer. Recent projects include The Cat, Carpeted (with FormContent), at Le Salon, Brussels, Auto Italia Live Double Dip Concession at ICA, London, Sincerely, how am I talking? at Hollybush Gardens, London and Festival Robert Walser in Newcastle (all 2012).
Along with Francesco Pedraglio and Alex Cecchetti, Becker is currently editing Cadavere Quotidiano, a selection of texts by contemporary artists and writers (including Becky Beasley, Katrina Palmer, Ed Atkins and Michael Dean) to be published early in 2013.