Douglas Scholes / The White Building Launch
Doug Scholes: Book Launch
Join us at Banner Repeater, where Doug Scholes will launch the book he created as part of his Canada Council residency - The condition of things.
Alongside this Doug will launch the latest edition of his project- Petit Enveloppe Urbaine featuring submissions from 12 artists.
So please join us for the double launch of:
Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 20 ~ GAME, a serial artists’ publication organized through the Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) that uses standard sized postal envelopes (A5) to distribute ideas across cultural networks,
The condition of things, by Douglas Scholes with text by Daniel Canty.
Friday, 16th November. 7-9pm
Hackney Downs Railway Station
The condition of things
Launch for The condition of things book by Douglas Scholes with text by Daniel Canty is part of the project of the same name.
The project was created during an International Residency at SPACE Studios in Hackney, London, UK (March to August 2012) and is accompanied by the project’s website at tcot.ca. For the project Scholes cleaned London, at least a small part of the city, buy walking the streets and picking up rubbish and litter along his way.
Also along his way, Scholes left a marker, a type of commemorative vase, in the form of an amphora cast in beeswax. The amphora was originally a disposable object and the precursor to the trophy. As such, it represents the rubbish collected during the walks and was offered in recognition of the collecting/ cleaning actions performed. The book combines documentation through photographic images of the acts preformed during the walks and a lyrical text by Daniel Canty about his observations and of the actions that go unseen or unobserved, perceptions that help form an idea of the city. The book is sixty pages and includes twenty-three colour plates tipped in by hand and a bas relief amphora cast in beeswax inserted in a niche cut from the pages of the book.
Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 20 ~ GAME
Launch for Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 20 ~ GAME an initiative of Centre de recherche urbaine de
Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 20 is a serial artists’ publication that uses standard sized postal envelopes (A5) as the container to distribute ideas across cultural networks and is organized through the Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM). The theme for this issue is GAME and the edition is 70 for which the invited participants were asked to produce a work based on the theme in a multiple of seventy. The eleven participants include Daniel Canty & Patrick Beaulieu (Montreal, Canada), collectif_ fact – Annelore Schneider & Claude Piguet (Geneva, Switzerland), Emotional Driven Process Based Parallel Identities
(London, UK), Levin Haegele (London, UK), Lukas Heistinger (Vienna, Austria), Pekko Koskinen (Helsinki, Finland), Alan Mcgee (London, UK), James Prevett (London, UK), NaoKo TakaHashi (London, UK), Andy Wicks (London, UK) and YKON (Helsinki, Finland).
Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) is a symbiotic (parasitic) research group with no exhibition space of its own. It uses the pre-existing exhibition network to present diverse projects. The CRUM is an artists collective of five members dedicated to exploring links between art and urban space.