Open Lab: Thursday 23rd Nov - Thursday 14th Dec
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12 - 4 pm)
EVENT: Thursday 14th December at 7.00 pm
Conjunctive Tissue is a collaborative project questioning the relationships between ownership and authorship. The exhibition takes it's cue from both conjunctive words - links between one or more phrases of equal grammatical rank and tissue or organic matter that meshes and forms structure. MARCO GIORDANO invites visitors to sketch designs containing conjunctive words (for, and, nor, or, yet, so) to then be reproduced on large-scale banners using airtex fabric. By engaging the role of the artist and the visitor into communal production, this material will function as a conjunctive tissue. For one month the gallery becomes a laboratory where groups and individuals can take part in a series of workshops. The artwork produced will be presented to the public at a closing event on 14th December.
Conjunctive Tissue is curated by Giulia Colletti and it is part of CIVIC ROOM Open.
Marco Giordano (Italy, 1988) is a visual artist who lives and works in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Pathetic Fallacy', Il Colorificio, Milan, Italy; 'Self-fulfilling-ego', Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK; 'Cutis', Project Room, Glasgow, UK. Group exhibitions include ‘I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream’, Fondazione Baruchello, Rome, Italy; ‘The Gap Between the Fridge and the Cooker’, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK.
Giulia Colletti (Italy, 1993) is a curator and writer. She worked for La Biennale di Venezia, OFF Biennale Budapest, and most recently as co-curator at The Hunterian. She is the founder of Falte Projects.
Sue Tompkins performs ISOLA ISOLA, a newly commissioned performance work as part of the exhibition's closing event.
Special guest Sue Tompkins (Leighton Buzzard, 1971) is a visual and sound artist working with the fragments of words, phrases and lyrics gathered from everyday encounters and experiences. Sue Tompkins’ practice is lead by an enquiry into language and personal expression, through the spoken, sung, and written word. By an almost rhythmical accumulation of words - ordered, interrupted and repeated – Tompkins allows us to experience the flow of language in state of flux – both open ended and closed - paused, re-mixed and undone. Selected solo exhibitions include Diana Stitger, Amsterdam, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Contemporary Art Museum. (Courtesy of ICA London).
With special thanks to The Modern Institute.