General title given by myself
Co-organized with Sally Morfill
Day-long performances in the space on the 6, 7, and 14 of July (images)
Participating artists include Nancy Buchanan, David Buuck, Dana Duff, Matthew Harris, Roderick Harris, Sarah Jones, Kaz, Deirdre King, Catherine Lord, Melanie Manos, Lisa Mee, Penelope Moffet, Hillary Mushkin, Calvin Phelps, Zara Ramsey, Karen Reitzel, Susan Silton, Carrie Ungerman, and Brad Vanderburg
The exhibition of General title given by myself* offers a look at the production of text towards its dissemination into the public sphere. Throughout the duration of this exhibition activities of Transcribing, Editing, and Proof-reading will be performed in the space of the gallery. These are removed from the contemporary arena of the digital age and executed through techniques from the early 20th century to coincide with the source-work.
The starting point for all this activity comes from the Day Surveys of 1937-1939 from the Mass Observation archive. These day-long diaries describe in detail the everyday lives of self-selecting correspondents who contributed the documents to the collection. Within the archive, their words became pictures as they were scanned for digital presentation. The result of the activity within General title given by myself returns these pictures of words back into marks on a page.
* This line of text comes from the Day Survey of J. Axton on 12th August, 1937
This exhibition coincides with daily tweets of lines of text from the Mass Observation archive through Banner Repeater at #masslyobserved as part of the exhibition Appropriation Beyond the Object
The work produced by this exhibition will be published through The Everyday Press