Dear Aram Bartholl,
We are writing to invite you to participate in a group exhibition, entitled You Turn Me On and On and On, at EMBASSY Gallery in Edinburgh. The exhibition will run from 26 February to 14 March 2010. Rather than finished works, the exhibition will feature plans for and descriptions of works that are infinite.
The creation of limitless or endless work is a preoccupation for many artists working with computer technology. The intent of this exhibition is to examine how the idea of an infinite artwork might be interpreted by artists working across a variety of media, both digital and analogue. The brief is intentionally broad; we are curious to see what emerges.
We are fans of your work and believe that your approach to art practice suits the nature of the exhibition. If you would like to participate, please send us a plan for an artwork that is infinite. The plan/description can be textual and/or image-based. We ask that all submissions are sent by email and can be printed in black and white on A4 paper.
We very much hope that you will participate in this project. We apologize for the short notice, but require that all submissions be received no later than 20 February 2010. If you require more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or by phone (Angela Beck: +44 (0) 751 ………..).
We look forward to hearing from you.
sorry for the delay.
ok, my setup is be very simple:
i envision a nice big table in the show with a big pile of A4 sheets sitting in the middle ( 6 packs a 500 sheets ) and a couple chairs around. tools: scissors, knife, rulers, pencils, glue sticks, stapler, clips … (typical office equipment)
visitors are invited to sit down and to create something/anything with a sheet of A4 and leave in the end on the table (if they want to). probably it would be good to build some objects and to draw some sheets in advance so people get an idea they are invited to do so too. (paper plane, letters/notes, kids drawing, crumpled-up …)
i envision the table to be more and more covered with paper objects/sheets over the period of the show. traces of work and snippets on the floor are good. it should look nice but don’t clean it up too much please.
if you have questions or comments feel free to call!
good luck for the show
“You Turn Me On And On And On”
Curated by Angela Beck
2 Roxburgh Pl,
Opening 26.02.10 7-9pm
27.02.10 – 14.03.10
Thurs – Sun 12 – 6pm
This exhibition features propositions towards infinite art. Rather than completed works, the artists asked to create plans for and descriptions of works that would be, in some sense, infinite. The creation of limitless or endless work is a preoccupation for many artists working with computer technology. The intent of this exhibition is to examine how the idea of an infinite artwork might be interpreted by artists working across a variety of media, both digital and analogue.
Aram Bartholl, Simon Biggs, Benjamin Dembrowski, Michael Demers, Olle Essvik, Claire Evans, Martin Kohout, Margot Krasojevic, The Ludic Society, Kelly Mark, Eva and Franco Mattes, Aaron Oldenburg, Marisa Olson, Katie Paterson, Antoine Schmitt, Nathan Shafer, Jason Sloan, Simon Yuill, Grégoire Zabé