The annual Cooper Summer Residency invites artists to reflect upon and experiment with new ideas and strategies that extend or further explore their practice. For this year's Residency we are delighted that writer Mel Gooding and artist Bruce McLean will undertake an Invisible Residency to coincide with their Cooper Gallery exhibition Knife Edge Press: The Complete Works (so far).
Based on a desire to investigate the means and potential of exchanging resources and knowledge, this year's Cooper Summer Residency invites Gooding and McLean to undertake a daily visual and textual dialogue reflecting on the works in the exhibition. This will be presented for viewers in the Cooper Gallery.
Knife Edge Press: The Complete Works (so far) will showcase the critically celebrated artists' books produced to date by Knife Edge Press, the creative partnership of Mel Gooding and Bruce McLean. Alongside the artists' books the exhibition will also present for the first time, prints, posters, correspondences, photographic documentations and other ephemera generated during the twenty-eight years of creative exchange and collaboration. The Invisible Residency will provide further insight into their collaboration.
Invisible Residency and Knife Edge Press: The Complete Works (so far) are part of Impact 8 International Printmaking Conference: A celebration of interdisciplinarity and exploration through the medium of print.
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