#2. THE AUDITORIUM
Vinyl Art Space
26th November - 18th December 2012
Vinyl Group Residency
06/12/12: Public event, 6pm
13/12/12: Public event, 6pm
The Vinyl Group Residency engages in an experiment to de-code the practices of a heterogeneous group of artists by means of institutional methodologies and then tries to re-code the group to function as a single unit.
Taking the proposal of the the Auditorium within an Institution as the starting point, the participants are led by means of a workshop to consider their performative value within the group and uses the outcome as a mechanism to deconstruct, de-author, redistribute and ultimately reassemble. Stretching the artists and their understanding of their practice, giving them new insights whilst being aware of others; forming a group were there was none before.
Comparable to Derrida's critique of Kant's definitive delineation of the artwork's intrinsic beauty inside the frame versus the contingency of the world outside the frame, the project interrogates the Institution from the outside by means of methodologies from the inside hybridising the Avant-Garde's Critique of Institutions and the Neo-Avant-Garde's Institutional Critique.
The process is as important as the outcome.
Aly Grimes, Andre de Jong, Gian-Paolo Cottino, Jammie Nicholas, Joe Moran, Katherine Newman, Lesley Guy, Rob Hewitt, Sonya Russell-Saunders, Susanna Osborne
Vinyl Art Space specialises in the development of early career artists, giving them the chance to develop their practice within an artist-led community where they are exposed to a national and international audience, curators, funders and decision-makers. Founded in 2010 as an artist-led project in a living room in Moseley experimenting with the de-coding and re-coding of space, it now operates from Digbeth, Birmingham.