Open Field 2017-18: Will Peck and Smári Róbertsson
Will Peck and Smári Róbertsson
Dates: 29 September to 11 November 2017
Introductory talk: Thursday 5 October, Calcutta Small Annex, third floor
Closing event: Thursday 9 November, 5pm, Calcutta Small Annex, third floor
Last time we spoke we discussed that as both our works are heavily co-authored by their materials and their processes (each of us often working with everyday apparatus and their own semi-autonomous generative processes) that during the residency we will be extending the idea of interference to not only our practice but to the whole context of the residency. A common problem in art production is the expectation or prediction of an outcome. Where the act of walking towards a destination becomes predictable and highly dependent on our skill for orientation and knowing where to go.
We will be treating the residency at The Cass as time and space for collaboration, not necessarily in the academic sense but more as a way to obstruct and mess with each other’s perceived control over the situation. Setting each other's alarm clocks to undisclosed times, allowing each other, the faculty and students to intervene in the ballistic course we instigate. Objects, fixtures and the fabric of the building and it’s own technologies and processes will be employed for the fabrication of works, as well as the voices or movements of students and staff in order to initiate and alter works in the making.
Will Peck (born 1991) is a recent graduate from the MA Fine Arts program at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and is an alumni from the Fine Art BA course at The Cass (2014). He lives and works in London.
Smári Róbertsson (born Vestmannaeyjabær, Iceland, 1992) graduated with a BFA from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2015) and has an MA from the Sandberg Institute (2017) in Amsterdam. He lives and works in Amsterdam.
Please contact Ben Cain (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.
Smári Róbertsson and Will Peck literature
List of texts, books and literature
- Ian Bogost – Alien Phenomenology or What’s it Like to Be a Thing. Published 2012 by University of Minnesota Press.
- Suzanne Guerlac – Thinking in Time: An Introduction to Henri Bergson. Published 2006 by Cornell University Press.
- Sigurður Guðmundsson – Tabúlarasa. Published 1999 Mál og Menning, Reykjavík.
- Juha Varto – Otherwise Than Knowing. Published 2013 Aalto Arts Books, Helsinki, Finland.
- Chitra Ramalingam – Fixing Transience: Photography and other Images of Time in 1830s London, Part 1 Time and Technology / Devices for Time, Time and Photography, 2010
- Ane Hjort Guttu – Nature Exhibition (2013)
- Marie Cool Fabio Balducci – Documenta 14 Athens
- Seth Price – Was ist los (2010)
- JIMB0 – Analog vs Digital, 2009
- Daniel Rourke – Glitches in Things and the “Friendly Medium”: An Object Oriented Glitch Ontology?
- Andy Goldsworthy talks about his life's work, 2013
- Mýramannagöngulagið (Mýramanna gait)
- Recite rhymes about Magnus
- David Price – What sort of film pt.5 - Aspects of a Discourse
- davidwolfe.com – These Light Bulbs Cause Anxiety and Migraines. If You Have Them Do This Immediately
- CCD vs CMOS Sensors, 2015
- Washing machine sings Schubert – Samsung EcoBubble "End Song" (Schubert – Die Forelle)
Open Field residencies at The Cass
29 September to 11 November 2017
Artists-in-residence at The Cass.
11 November to 16 December 2017
Artist-in-residence at The Cass.
Artists residency at The Cass School of Art
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