Beaconsfield: TestBed 1 - 18 Sept 2010 to 17 Oct 2010
Michael Curran and Lucy Gunning
Pil and Galia Kollectiv
Exhibition 18 September – 17 October 2010
Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm
Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY
TestBed artists’ discussion on 19 September at 2pm
Millions online… video… home-editing… YouTube… conversational spectacle overnight… gulf between cinematic and lo-fi film narrows… viewers become creators… anarcho-democracy.
TestBed 1 is a series of new digital screen-based commissions produced in residence between March and September 2010 through readily available modes of production.
>From March to late July 2010 the commissioned artists used Beaconsfield as a creative base in a series of residencies. Limited means, collaboration and audience participation served as a framework for the commissions as our galleries turned laboratories, turned performance and production sites.
These projects had no budgets but were supported by the context of a professional art space.
Check website http://www.beaconsfield.ltd.uk and Facebook for work in progress and related links.
A public discussion with the commissioned artists will take place during Open House weekend
Beaconsfield Commissions 2010
Curated by Dafna Talmor, Joseph Walsh and Beaconsfield.
TestBed 1 pilots Beaconsfield’s curatorial mentoring scheme.
Beaconsfield is the central London site dedicated to providing a critical space for creative enquiry.
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