F(EE/I)L ME: A PARTICIPATORY INSTALLATION ABOUT EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTATION
This participatory installation is about speaking back to the show. We want you to interact with the exhibition space through forms of alternative documentation. In the gallery, you will find information about experimental writing and drawing. How do you translate the intimacy of your experience into a record? Take a moment to breathe, observe, and render the unique ephemeral quality of your own experience of the space. These activities are part of a wider programme which explore perception, communication, and the collective act of constructing memory. What you return to us will contribute to an experimental archive for CLUSTER 2019.
COLLECT / RECOLLECT: HOW WILL WE REMEMBER CLUSTER?
This programme is about action and memory. It seeks to colour our understanding of what an archive is and how contemporary artists may use it to expand and enrich their arts practice. The archive is more than a collection for browsing, it is also a space in which to forge connections and articulate selfhood. To delve into an archive or look through archival material is to engage in an affective and critical practice.
Two workshops and a participatory installation will explore what it means to imagine, perceive, remember, and record. The series is free for all participating artists, and open to all makers who are inquisitive and reflexive.
Michelle Cook is a London-based writer and curator. Her practice is research-led, interdisciplinary and reflexive. She is concerned with the visibility of the archive, and models of community engagement that are participatory and dialogical. Her work explores how we perceive and respond to collections, and communication that departs from rigid uses of language.