Please join us for the double launch of:
Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 20 ~ GAME and The condition of things, by Douglas Scholes with text by Daniel Canty.
Launch for Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 20 ~ GAME an initiative of Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM)
Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 20 is a serial artists' publication organized through the Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) that uses standard sized postal envelopes (A5) to distribute ideas across cultural networks. The edition for this issue is 70 for which the invited participants were asked to produce a work based on the theme GAME. The eleven participants include Daniel Canty & Patrick Beaulieu (Montreal, Canada), collectif_ fact ' Annelore Schneider & Claude Piguet (Geneva, Switzerland), Emotional Driven Process Based Parallel Identities (London, UK), Levin Haegele (London, UK), Lukas Heistinger (Vienna, Austria), Pekko Koskinen (Helsinki, Finland), Alan Magee (London, UK), James Prevett (London, UK), NaoKo TakaHashi (London, UK), Andy Wicks (London, UK) and YKON (Helsinki, Finland).
Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) is a symbiotic (parasitic) research group with no exhibition space of its own. It uses the pre-existing exhibition network to present diverse projects. The CRUM is an artists collective of five members dedicated to exploring links between art and urban space. crum.ca
The condition of things by Douglas Scholes with text by Daniel Canty.
The project was created during an International Residency at SPACE Studios in Hackney, London, UK (March to August 2012) and is accompanied by the project's website at tcot.ca. For the project Scholes cleaned London, at least a small part of the city, buy walking the streets and picking up rubbish and litter along his way. Also along his way, Scholes left a marker, a type of commemorative vase, in the form of an amphora cast in beeswax. The amphora was originally a disposable object and the precursor to the trophy. As such, it represents the rubbish collected during the walks and was offered in recognition of the collecting/cleaning actions performed. The book combines documentation through photographic images of the acts preformed during the walks and a lyrical text by Daniel Canty about his observations and of the actions that go unseen or unobserved, perceptions that help form an idea of the city. The book is sixty pages and includes twenty-three colour plates tipped in by hand and a bas-relief amphora cast in beeswax inserted in a niche cut from the pages of the book.