Performance art at The Other Art Fair TODAY Friday 23rd November 4pm – 7pm

FAD at The Other Art Fair Ambika P3 Marylebone Road London NW1
“If Only You could See What I’ve Seen, With Your Eyes”
This Friday 23rd November FAD will be producing The performance event:
“If Only You could See What I’ve Seen, With Your Eyes”
(A quote from Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, where a replica meets his maker).

Curated by Chantelle Purcell and Mark Westall

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FAD will be programming an event which will bring together four artists; Vanessa Mitter, Gerald Curtis, James Gardiner and Jack Catling. The artists have each been asked to respond to the title, activating social exchange through two days of live performances.

Have the seductive images and signs of contemporary culture and phenomenon of the virtual communities become realer than the real? Are contemporary subjects becoming less and less connected to each other and reality? FAD will disseminate the orders of simulation within the hyperreal culture of today. Exploring the circuit between the real and the imaginary.

Friday 23rd November 2012
4pm Gerald Curtis Studio Chess

Studio Chess is a performance played as a game between two teams over the course of one hour. During this time the two teams compete to perform a series of minimal, stereotypically passive studio actions, from making tea to reading a magazine. These actions are tallied by a gamekeeper as the two sides compete to tap out on a chess clock. At the end of the hour the gamekeeper tallies up the scores each team makes and decides the winner. Studio Chess takes from the life of the artist, and is a piece on observation and counting time as much as a competition of apathy.

Since graduating from the UCA, Canterbury in 2009 Gerald has been making and collaborating with other artists nationally. Performing for several larger arts projects including: Southend Art Trail and Multiple Occupancy at Hatch Space, he has co-curated shows two years consecutively for Hackney WickED festival, London and most recently Hatch[ED] in Hatch Space Deptford. In 2012 Gerald undertook his first residency as part of the Comma project for New Ferry Butterfly Park, creating the video work An Anthology. Gerald is currently taking part in Variety Variety at The Roundhouse and undertaking Unrecorded Project toward making a new work entitled Book of Essays in 2013, which is supported by Farnham Maltings No Strings Attached scheme and the RC Sherriff Trust.

6pm James Gardiner 2:29

James Gardiner’s practice is based around recontextualising and reconsidering sound from various sources. This process forms the basis of compositions or ‘sonic collages’ that juxtapose these elements, often taken from or relating to congregations of people.
Gardiner will perform a piece called ‘2:29’ (after John Cage’s 4’33”). The title relates to the length of the piece, as is the case with John Cage’s work. ‘2.29’ is a reconfiguration. In this sense (in terms of its making) it is a simulacrum of John Cage’s aleatory principles, using chance driven processes to produce a composition that is ultimately reconstructed as a whole. In this sense, it is a replica but totally distinct from its origins. Therefore, it evokes the uncanny.

Gardiner’s recent exhibitions have included: Lift at The Woodmill, Bermondsey curated by Joshua Y’Barbo. I Am Not Here To Entertain You’ at Field Project Space, Peckham (South London Arts Map, curated by Vanessa Mitter), 2011. ‘The Dandyism of Contempt’ 2011, Camden Town Unlimited, curated by Vanessa Mitter and a series of shows at the Arts Council funded exhibition space and studios, The Gatehouse called Gatehouse Live, curated by Rachel Fox, ‘In the Dark’, Chelsea College of Art MA show, 2010.

7pm Jack Catling Echoing the invisible # 5

Jack Catling presents an imagined vision of the conjuror, reconfiguring the secrecy and meaning behind his methods using performance and installation. His interests include expectation, coincidence, and shamanism.
Jack Catling graduated from University of the Arts London, and is now based in London where he acts as director of the site-specific performance group The Parlour Collective.
Recent Exhibitions have included: 2012; Parlour Jardin, Oxford Botanic Gardens, Oxford. FAD office, The Other Art Fair, London. LuckyPDF TV, Frieze Art Fair, London. 2011; Objects of Desire, Freud Museum, London, I Am Not Here To Entertain You, Bun House, London. 2010; ArtEvict, Ratstar Gallery, London. Midnight’s Morris, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Posthumous Progress, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. Haunted Karaoke, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham.

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About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.

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