RE : Centre of Attention

by the Centre of Attention


Dear Peter,

I would like our contribution to be a pop-up ad for the Centre of Attention "Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft" exhibition.

more on that show here: http://www.thecentreofattention.org/exhibitions/dusseldorf.html

Let me know, before I design the image.

Many thanks,

Pierre


-----Original Message-----
From: plewis@inbox.com
To: cottonsgardens@yahoo.fr
Subject: RE: Dear Peter, RE : Re: Opening 2 March in Dusseldorf: 'Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft'


Dear Pierre - does this relate to the piece for /seconds?

best

Peter

Quoting Pierre Coinde :

You are invited to the opening of the Centre of Attention's 'Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft' Friday 2 March 2007, 18.00 to 21.00 at nuans, Ellerstrasse 187, 40227 Duesseldorf, Germany (and then Thursdays to Sundays, 12.00 to 18.00)
All that art tries to make invisible we transform into art. With this premise, this new exhibition from the Centre of Attention foregrounds aspects of our practice little commented on and brings together a number of wabi-sabi strands of our work to create an original piece for nuans, Duesseldorf.
The initial installation opens to the public and allows visitors to make changes to the work (first at the private view, and for the duration of the show) by adding, moving and recombining elements, etc. The space and the changes will be documented daily, then monthly (with the help of Duesseldorf's community of artists).
Gemeinschaft: family (kinship group) tribe - unity of will Gesellschaft: self interest, civil society, contract - sacrifice of will
This open source work allows visitors to make artistic judgements and statements and suggest challenges to our curatorial and artistic tropes. Further it allows us to attempt a dematerialisation of the audience and an ever evolving exhibition.
One of the questions raised by this piece is, does the group thwart the intention of the artist? Or does a collective response add to the artist's intention?
Nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect. The unstableness of the piece underpins the instability of definitions, of human interaction, of the work's existence and meaning.
The individual is an unstable subject but the subject as object can not avoid an increased entropic fate.


-----Original Message-----
From: cottonsgardens@yahoo.fr
To: plewis@reduxart.org.uk
Subject: Dear Peter, RE : Re: Opening 2 March in Dusseldorf: 'Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft'


Very much so. Might be easier to discuss. I have not kept your mobile number if I had it previously. Let me know,

Pierre


-----Original Message-----
From: plewis@inbox.com
To: cottonsgardens@yahoo.fr
Subject: RE: Dear Peter, RE : Re: Opening 2 March in Dusseldorf: 'Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft'


Pierre I gather this at first glance [ and my first thoughts] to configure as a 'work', ie it is a 'real' press release in a 'real' journal of contemporary art [ ie placed at a historical arrival point in time [ temporally, a structure we can agree to nominate?] at the end of the 'post-conceptual' aesthetic condition , and will represent your relation both to the 'Multitude' [ or against it [ as a fixed identity] and to your deconstruction of the threshold. A working methodology is skewed by a 'machinic' possibility [ that the other no longer exists,[ the audience?] since you have allowed a third witness to alter the binary concept itself of realtion /non-relation. So goodbye relational aesthetics?

i'll agree to that, but maybe the press release itself may be responded to as an ever changing text? best again

Peter


-----Original Message-----
From: cottonsgardens@yahoo.fr
To: plewis@inbox.com
Subject: RE : Centre of Attention: Press release Dusseldorf: 'Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft'


That's correct, and it could if you had the technological knowledge to do an automatic pop-up wiki page?

Pierre and Gary in Dusseldorf


-----Original Message-----
From: graham@eyefood.co.uk
To: plewis@inbox.com
Subject: RE : Centre of Attention: Press release Dusseldorf: 'Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft'


I could do that, but I'd rather not Pete

Graham