I have been invited to contribute to the public programme of the exhibition, Accidentally on Purpose (QUAD, Derby, July 27 - October 7 2012) curated by Candice Jacobs and Fay Nicolson.
An exhibition, online publication, audio project and symposium exploring the occurrence of repeating problems and strategies for (re)approaching them.
The exhibition takes its title from an American Sitcom situated in the banality of the everyday. Its characters strive to make the best of an unfortunate situation; repetitively re-negotiating the uncertainty of their lives. The desire for escapism through the consumption of mass broadcasts and episodic formulae offers an interesting context for this exhibition; which connects the quotidian sitcom to an exploration into the relationship between success and failure, looking at common place materials, familiar situations and repetitious processes as a point of departure. Artists include: Becky Beasley, Karen Cunningham, Michael Dean, Cyprien Gaillard, Ryan Gander, Paul Graham, Jonathan Monk, Rose O’Gallivan, Edit Olderbolz, Clunie Reid, Dan Rees, George Shaw and Ryszard Wasko.
More to follow soon.