Carter, Claire Makhlouf. 2015. DEMO SKOYLES and DEMO RUSSIANLEATHERBUBBLEGUMGIN&TONICPAPERBACKBOOKSBANANAFLAMBÉEARTHWORMSSWIMMINGPOOLS. In: "Birmingham Show", Eastside Projects, United Kingdom, 31/01/2015 to 11/04/2015. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Carter, Claire Makhlouf
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‘Birmingham Show’ is an exhibition connecting gaps, distances and potentials of artists who have lived, worked or studied within the city. Three key questions underpin the exhibition – ‘What is the art of Birmingham?’ ‘Is there an accent to Birmingham’s art making?’ and ‘How is Birmingham useful for the production of art?’

Eastside Projects’ intention is not to create an authoritative survey, but to initiate conversations and think about our city as a place that produces and supports artists in many different ways. By displaying a set of works that wouldn’t otherwise be experienced together, we hope to make visible co-existing and overlapping objects, processes, politics, relationships and scenes emanating from Birmingham.

DEMO RUSSIANLEATHERBUBBLEGUMGIN&TONICPAPERBACKBOOKSBANANAFLAMBÉEARTHWORMSSWIMMINGPOOLS and DEMO SKOYLES consisted of a performance event which included a cloakroom used as a front for inserting Ian Skoyle's art work into the show and catalogue. Ian Skoyles made the long list but not the short list. He lived in Birmingham from 1985 to 2006. Ian Skoyles died in 2006.
Other elements in this performance event include a range of scents, sniffer dog and handler, Semtex, visitor forms and scripts.

Contributors: Claxton, Ruth (Curator of an exhibition) and Wade, Gavin (Curator of an exhibition)
Keywords: Animals and performance, smell and art, archives, relational aesthetics, relational antagonism, power relations, human and non human relations, institutional critique, Ian Skoyles, gate crashing.
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Date range: 31/01/2015 to 11/04/2015
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Event Location: Eastside Projects, United Kingdom
Item ID: 22070
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 14:20
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 14:20


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