CIRCA Projects present the third in a series of newly commissioned text work by Paul Becker, which will continue to explore themes within the ‘Space Release’ programme at the Stephenson Works during the programme’s summer break.
‘In Camera’ deals directly with the idea of a closed space and will be pasted onto the locked entrance doors of the Stephenson Works. This narrative text explores an audience’s encounter with a space it is unable to see, enter or imagine.
…messages of thanks to what some unconvincingly argue is only an absence only a locked and bolted admission and now it is understood there is to be an attempt made to storm the door to burn it to smash the walls through to tear the bars from the windows and now hammers and axes appear from nowhere and a great spontaneous debate is begun as to the efficacy of such an adventure some saying that by attempting to gain such rudimentary access to the inside it is possible that everything could be destroyed that if all the devils are exorcized the angels might decide to take flight as well and this and a thousand different points are discussed…
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 the Festival Robert Walser in Newcastle (all 2012). Essays in Sculpture No. 68: The Life of Anton Lesseman is about to be published by the Henry Moore Institute. Along with Francesco Pedraglio and Alex Cecchetti, Becker is currently editing Cadavere Quotidiano, a selection of texts by contemporary artists and writers (including Ed Atkins, Becky Beasley, Katrina Palmer and Heather Phillipson) will be published by X-TRA, Los Angeles later this year.