Five Years hosts a programme of 33 one-hour sessions considering the idea of a Free School.
Selected1 from an open invitation to propose a participatory activity to be carried out within the structure of a Free School, all 33 one-hour sessions will be staged inside the gallery at Five Years and will take place during gallery open hours between 24 April and 10 May 2009.
The invitation was free and open to anyone, and allowed any interpretation of the term 'participatory activity' to be made by the applicant as long as the proposal operated within the one-hour time frame. All submitted proposals will be made available in documented form throughout the programme. Each session will be recorded for documentation and publication (all rights reserved)2.
1 Selected by Edward Dorrian, Ana Cavic, Renee O'Drobinak and Claire Nichols.
2 Video and audio recording of YES. YES. I KNOW. FREE SCHOOL. I KNOW. and documentation of submitted material will be compiled as part of the project: TEXT/ BOOK by the Ladies of the Press* (Ana Cavic and Renee O'Drobinak). TEXT/BOOK simultaneously collects, archives and edits 'texts' brought together throughout the exhibition. Initially the 'texts' will exist in situ as an open resource of recorded talks, peripheral writings, photographic documentation and any other provided material. This 'text' will be collected to form the edited 'book', which will encompass a thread of interest from the programme. The outcomes will be a text, a book, and a proposition for a 'textbook'.
Participants include: Sandra Erbacher, Sebastain Craig, Larry Achiampong, John Cussans, Simon Elmer, Esther Planas, Paul Buck, Neil Ferguson, Islington Mill Art Academy, Takashi Nishida, Shane Waltener, David Augustine, Arnaud Desjardin, Lee Campbell, LCF Picture Group, Levin Haegele, Joao Paulo Da Silva, Miriam Craik-Horan, Nela Milic, Chiara Mu, Marianna Liosi, Alessandra Saviotti, Paul J Tavares, Michael Curran, Alex Schady, Melissa Bliss, Paul Mart, Ami Clarke, Harriet Murray, Neil Taylor, Naoko Takahashi, Shaun Doyle, Mally Mallison, Rachel Cattle, Miyuki Kasahara & Calum F Kerr, Matt Golden, Shane Bradford, Ladies of the Press*, Campbell Works
Please see timetable for details.