Turnstile is a new concept in art tourism - an innovative exhibition
format developed around the idea that most people only visit an
Turnstile utilises this observation as an approach and redesigns the
approach to an exhibition, mimicking an audiences actions and flow.
Turnstile will consist of a series of 4 single-day exhibitions. Each
day will see 5 artists install, exhibit and remove their work from
the venue. This style of event is new and innovative, responsive to
tight schedules and busy lifestyles. The space will be open for
preview each evening from 5-9pm, after which the work will be removed
ready for the next 5 artists to install. Each day is sub themed,
aiming to explore different contextual approaches around the notion
of Single Use (Please see website or submission form for details).
Time is throwaway, a disposable and low valued commodity. Many
contemporary objects and experiences are designed for single use,
nurturing a short term, disposable society, a culture of quick
consumption and fickle fashions.
Art and media are often viewed in a similar way. Many people only
visit exhibitions once, absorbing as much of the experience as
possible, lingering if it interests them. Interval is interested in
work with this 'one off' culture in mind; this may be representative
in the materials used, the critical approach, or even the
consideration of a 'one off' as something precious and cherishable.
Turnstile responds to the hidden positives in the above demise,
providing 4 intensive and concentrated time slots for artists to show
their work. This shortens the window in which an audience gets to see
a piece of work, and for the artists places more emphasis on
creativity and experimentation instead of semi-permanent, installed,
polished work. Overall, this aims to create an ongoing flow of ideas
and topics for discussion in the space instead of static content.
Interval invites artists working in new media to submit works that
respond to one or more of the 4 themes under 'Single Use', which are:
Everything Must Go
Outside of Parallel
The selected work will be showcased in an exhibition in July 2007 in
an empty retail space in Central Manchester, UK.
A fee of 50 GBP is available for each participating artist (subject
Interval is an independent artist led platform with a focus on new
media practice. Established in 2005, it acts as a critical
springboard, offering collaborative exhibition opportunities to both
emergent and established practitioners using technology as a key
component within their work.
For more information and a detailed brief please see:
www.interval.org.uk and go to Upcoming Events