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EDWINA ASHTON, JORDAN McKENZIE and AARON WILLIAMSON in 'Gallery Termites'

29 Mar 2009

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from 2 - 6 pm

studio1.1

London, United Kingdom

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  • 8,67,149,242,243,388
  • Liverpool Street / Old Street and Shoreditch High St. overground

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The modern gallery of art should be warned that, historically, countless art objects and paintings have been ruined through being eaten by moths, woodworm and termites and their greedily destructive ilk. As the British Museum recently discovered, it is desirable to take out financial insurance against such an eventuality, but that may cost more than the art is worth. Ashton, McKenzie and Williamson have been invited to interactively respond to a group show ‘Art as Term' by the ‘New-Termism' collective of artists based in Hoxton (Trixy Hillcrest, Booster Newton, Honky Bailey et al). The pitch of this ‘interactive investigation' is to consider and compare the aesthetic quantification of such art/movements via the medium of a performance intervention into the valorised space of ‘the art gallery exhibition' itself. Ashton, McKenzie and Williamson intend to use the metaphor of the imminent danger that pests and vermin present to the pristine siting of such art as that of the ‘New-Termists' by invoking the figure of the ‘gallery termite'. A durational piece, the audience are invited to attend studio1:1 during the 6 hour period and witness Ashton, McKenzie and Williamson's performative response/critique.

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