AboutThis afternoon of events and performances will mark the conclusion of the current shows at the David Roberts Art Foundation, Fig.2: Studies of a Collection; and Fig. 3: I don't know what to say (2 Sept -17 Sept, 2011)
For further information please see the David Roberts Art Foundation website.
1 pm: Ruth Buchanan Traveling Exhibitions. Transferring and interpreting her text based projection and paper works into movement across the gallery, Buchanan will give a guided tour of Fig.2 reflecting on instructions outlined in the Unesco Manual of Travelling Exhibitions from 1953 and Yvonne Rainer's Lecture on Moving, 1970-71. Limited places are available. For bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.45 pm: Ghislaine Leung This is Living. Leung will discuss the problem of critique played out between notions of common production and self-reflection. In some way, what links these propositional modes of acting is a concern with proximity; either a distance from self or a closeness to others. An artwork might be seen to perpetuate or indicate this distance by at once being both a thing in-itself and a distributed form.
2.30 pm: Noah Angell Forgetting and negative space within the ethnographic field recording. In a lecture-format performance, Angell will use his collection of vinyl records to address questions around ethnographic research strategies used in the field of anthropology. Pointing to the performative potential of speech acts, the artist will explore notions of 'staged authenticity' and investigate how cultural and sociolinguistic resources are recontextualized as events of heritage, ethnic and national identity.