26 May – 9 June 2012
Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking and structures that shape and inform our lives – Joseph Beuys on Social Sculpture
Live Constructions.Time.Form.Daily is an intervention into the CCA History/Matter programme. Materiality surrounds us in all forms and functions. We imagine these material objects to be functional and, at times, an extension of our history and our identities. The Curator and the artists collaborated. It was agreed, the artists would not install individual works in the gallery of CCA but rather to conceptualise and construct a series of presentations on the topic of History and Materiality. Participating artists use their bodies, their intellect and the experience of the past four weeks in bringing to the foreground presentations on their representations of the subject…
In Live Constructions.Time.Form.Daily. the artists question the notion of the dominant voice and the authorship of who is marking time and moments. In questioning the popular forms of historicization, the artists have come together to develop a series of social sculptural responses to the residency. They confront and challenge issues related to social and political contexts. This series of interventions that unfold in the live presentations begin to question the constructions of our geopolitical and the social existence within the collective space.