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Thursday Scratch Nights

Open File

Temporary Sites (A Proposal)


Temporary Sites (A Proposal)

Thursday 10 May / 6.30pm / Free


Open File is a curatorial project, existing as an ongoing series of events, cumulative publications and an online archive. This May and June Open File will present two Scratch Night events, which will include a screening programme and a publication in three parts, all alongside Olivia Plender’s current exhibition at MK Gallery.


Staged in Olivia Plender’s 1970s style TV studio installation Open Forum, Temporary Sites (A Proposal) will explore the idea of exhibition making as a temporal space as well as a physical space. The event is a device to explore ideas of impermanence and specificity through a selection of performances, screenings and sculptures.


What does it mean to establish a context within an existing context? What happens to the relationships forged between these parts when they become dispersed as printed material and online resources?


Temporary Sites Artists include: Mark Essen, Tim Ivison & Julia Tcharfas, Joanne Masding, Luke McCreadie, Alia Pathan and Rachel Pimm.


Event curated by Jack Brindley and Tim Dixon.


Open File website


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May 2012


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