Aphantasia – an 8 Hour Shift

Dutton, S, Morrad, A and Bracey, A (2017) Aphantasia – an 8 Hour Shift. GallerySpace, London, UK, 10 August 2017.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Dutton, S, Morrad, A and Bracey, A
Abstract: Three (artists) working in different disciplines improvised over a period of 8 hours – ‘a working day’ – punctuated with breaks. The ‘investigation’ was based in part on practices common to the way a working day is formally structured – dislocated by breaks at specific points in the day and a collective pressure to complete tasks, each juxtaposed with each ‘worker’ responding to the others output. The three artists arrived separately to the GallerySpace at 8am and set up their work activity for the eight hour ‘shift’. The three participants organised the gallery space with tables laid out as if ‘production lines’ and work benches, with projections and other displays of each artists ‘work in progress’. The second element of the work day structure was less clear to see. The randomness of the improvised sound interventions of the saxophone, played by Annie Morrad, either coerced visual responses from Andrew Bracey and Steve Dutton or responded, influenced by the visual expressions evolving in the space.
Date: August 2017
Event Location: GallerySpace, London, UK
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2019 11:11
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:52
Request a change to this item or report an issue Request a change to this item or report an issue
Update item (repository staff only) Update item (repository staff only)