The Alternative Document
The Alternative Document

Project Space Plus, Lincoln

13 February – 11 March 2016
Tim Etchells, Jordan McKenzie, Rochelle Haley, David Brazier & Kelda Free, Hector Canonge, Rachel Cherry, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Chris Green & Katheryn Owen, Andrew Pepper, Louise K Wilson, Bartram O’Neill

Concerned with the ephemeral artwork and how its perception Peggy Phelan represents a position on the subject and its documentation. Phelan states “you have to be there” in order to understand the ephemeral and acknowledges that a performance “become[s] itself through disappearance.” This argument draws empathy, but in practice is a less than pragmatic account of the reality of experiencing ephemeral works, for how is the work to exist beyond the moment if not recorded in some way. The Alternative Document exhibition at University of Lincoln expands on the idea of the ephemeral and its loss, by offering a platform where different acts of legacy can be witnessed and discussed. It includes the work of thirteen international artists and collaborations working with holography, performance, text and painting, amongst others, as a way to respond to the documentation of ephemera and its position as a time-based artwork.

Project Space Plus, Lincoln

 

13 February – 11 March 2016
Tim Etchells, Jordan McKenzie, Rochelle Haley, David Brazier & Kelda Free, Hector Canonge, Rachel Cherry, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Chris Green & Katheryn Owen, Andrew Pepper, Louise K Wilson, Bartram O’Neill

Concerned with the ephemeral artwork and how its perception Peggy Phelan represents a position on the subject and its documentation. Phelan states “you have to be there” in order to understand the ephemeral and acknowledges that a performance “become[s] itself through disappearance.” This argument draws empathy, but in practice is a less than pragmatic account of the reality of experiencing ephemeral works, for how is the work to exist beyond the moment if not recorded in some way. The Alternative Document exhibition at University of Lincoln expands on the idea of the ephemeral and its loss, by offering a platform where different acts of legacy can be witnessed and discussed. It includes the work of thirteen international artists and collaborations working with holography, performance, text and painting, amongst others, as a way to respond to the documentation of ephemera and its position as a time-based artwork.

Documents, Alternatives

Project Space Plus, Lincoln

 

13 February – 11 March 2016
Tim Etchells, Jordan McKenzie, Rochelle Haley, David Brazier & Kelda Free, Hector Canonge, Rachel Cherry, Luce Choules, Emma Cocker & Clare Thornton, Kate Corder, Chris Green & Katheryn Owen, Andrew Pepper, Louise K Wilson, Bartram O’Neill

Concerned with the ephemeral artwork and how its perception Peggy Phelan represents a position on the subject and its documentation. Phelan states “you have to be there” in order to understand the ephemeral and acknowledges that a performance “become[s] itself through disappearance.” This argument draws empathy, but in practice is a less than pragmatic account of the reality of experiencing ephemeral works, for how is the work to exist beyond the moment if not recorded in some way. The Alternative Document exhibition at University of Lincoln expands on the idea of the ephemeral and its loss, by offering a platform where different acts of legacy can be witnessed and discussed. It includes the work of thirteen international artists and collaborations working with holography, performance, text and painting, amongst others, as a way to respond to the documentation of ephemera and its position as a time-based artwork.