Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen. Screening of The Making of Us & In Conversation
Date: 7 July 2014 - 7 July 2014
Gallery: Cooper Gallery
Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland
Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen Studio Jamming Hub Week
Screening of The Making of Us & In Conversation
Monday 7 July 2014, 6.00 – 9.00pm
On Monday 7th July, Graham Eatough and Graham Fagen present a screening of their most recent collaborative production The Making of Us followed by an In Conversation event with Cooper Gallery curator Sophia Hao. Commissioned by Glasgow International in 2012, The Making of Us was a live filmic installation at Tramway that saw visitors to the gallery become ‘extras’ as the live production developed.
Theatre Director Graham Eatough and artist Graham Fagen have worked collaboratively on projects including Killing Time, DCA, 2006, and The Making of Us, Glasgow International, Tramway, 2012. Graham Eatough is the Artistic Director of Suspect Culture, the theatre company he co-founded in 1992. Graham Fagen is an artist based in Glasgow and will represent Scotland for the 56th Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2015. Their collaborative work responds to shared preoccupations of the experience of ‘time’ and ‘place’, the relationship between the individual and society and its mediation through performance.
For Studio Jamming, Graham Eatough and Graham Fagen present a new installation comprised of two configurations of their 2006 narrative film Killing Time immersed among sketches and notes made during the development period of the film. The juxtaposition of the 'work' and the 'process' illuminates the stimulating collaborative mode of their creative thinking and making.
Killing Time shows the fragmented journey of an eerie harlequin dressed character as he travels between five theatrical settings crossing the boundaries of past, present and future; each staged frame recalls references from film, theatre and shared cultural histories.
Between 7 – 12 July, Killing Time is re-configured into a large filmic installation in the Studio Jamming Hub to draw the audience into a wandering of the worlds of Killing Time.
Images copyright Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen
For more information about Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland, please visit the Studio Jamming webpage.
Studio Jamming: Artist's Collaborations in Scotland
Preview (with performance by GANGHUT): 28 June 2014, 6.00 – 8.00pm
Exhibition: 30 June – 2 August 2014
Taking its cue from the live improvised excitement of musical jamming, Cooper Gallery in Dundee presents Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland; the first discursive survey to foreground the grassroots character of artists’ collaboration that has contributed to the remarkable achievements of contemporary art in Scotland.
Adopting a diverse curatorial approach the project is comprised of exhibitions, a dynamic event series and a Group Critical Writing Residency, culminating in a 12-hour Jamming Symposium.
Studio Jamming is set to re-search, annotate, contextualise and celebrate artists’ collaboration as a particular phenomenon of artistic practice in Scotland. The key ingredient for this process is the Studio Jamming Hub, an architectural intervention constructed in and around Cooper Gallery that is to be designed by Studio Miessen led by Markus Miessen, an alumni of GSA and now a leading thinker in Critical Spatial Practice. Developing as a live critical discourse, the Studio Jamming Hub acts as a collaborative ‘site’ where artists, writers, architects, educators, researchers, performers, cultural thinkers and participants present, reflect upon and elaborate the possibilities and histories embedded in artists’ collaborations.
Among the highlights of Studio Jamming is the presentation of new works from artists’ collaborative groups including Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen, Full Eye, Ganghut and Henry VIII’s Wives. The artists’ collaborative groups will occupy the Studio Jamming Hub for a week each to present new works and events between 30 June – 2 August.
Studio Jamming will be annotated and collated through (LIVE) publishing, a series of free publications created, printed and disseminated in situ, edited by Sean Scott and Katie Reid.
Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland is an exhibition as part of GENERATION, this summer's major, nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant art to have emerged from Scotland over a period of 25 years and part of the Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme. The preview and performance by GANGHUT on 28 June is part of the GENERATION Dundee Launch Weekend on 28 & 29 June, celebrating the opening of GENERATION exhibitions in Dundee; a weekend packed full of dunamic art events across the city.
Studio Miessen's contribution to this exhibition is kindly supported by the Goethe-Institut Glasgow. For more information on Goethe-Institut Glasgow please see: http://www.goethe.de/glasgow
This project is kindly supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.
Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland is an associate exhibition of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland.
GENERATION is a major, nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant art to have emerged from Scotland over a period of 25 years.
GENERATION offer access to world-class art on an unparalleled scale with over 70 venues across Scotland taking part. It's free, its exciting and it's accessible. This is a once in a generation opportunity.
Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland is part of the Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme. The Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme is a national celebration. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and much more in the run up to and after the Commonwealth Games with Festival 2014 transforming the Host City at Games Time. The Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland through National Lottery funding.