Saturday 1st March 14:00 Daniel Simpkins and Penny Whitehead present ‘Beat Attack Thwack' An exploration of the power structures underpinning contemporary artistic practice.’ Visitors are invited to bring a bat representing an artist of their choice.
Saturday 8th March 14:00 Black Dogs present ‘The Good Life' A presentation on the implications of diy, punk and self organisation in art.’
Saturday 15th March 14:00 Ele Carpenter presents ‘The Elephant in the Room' Tensions between object and process in socially engaged new media art’
Saturday 29th March 14:00 Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan (Freee art collective) present ‘How to Bat' How the artists’ bat enables one to question the popular misconception of art being a universal or disinterested field of practice.’
Swing That Art Bat
A month long exhibition of talks, presentations and workshops at Access Space, Sheffield.
The Art Bat
Many factors may decide an artist’s weight and impact upon their peers as well as a larger public. It can be argued that the greater the weight of these factors, the greater the sway of the artist. What if you could see an artist’s success, ability and reputation in one easy to carry object. What if all artists had art bats?
The Art Bat metaphor offers the opportunity to reflect on the vicissitudes of artistic activity in a way that circumscribes the conventional vocabularies and language tools used to these same ends.