ENTHUSIASM, Andrew Gannon, (including the performance ‘Water – Thrown in the Artist’s Face – At Some Point During An Event’)
The project ENTHUSIASM with Edinburgh-based artist Andrew Gannon is the first in a series of proposed exhibitions set in the rooms of my new flat in Bannockburn. The methods found here are related to my recent activities where a curatorial element has emerged from my visual art practice which is dominated by moving image, publishing, an engagement with the performative, with forms of writing and speaking about art. But in these instances, across 2017 and 2018, will be smaller in scale, focussed on an individual, still drawn from conversations, rooting a domestic engagement with contemporary art with free-flowing notions of (re)settling, the curative, travel (some parts of the project here reference materials on ‘Rotterdam Art News’, on view at Rotterdam Cultural Histories at Witte de With, NL, August 2016 and printed matter from Kjarvaksstadir, Reykjavik, Iceland), the social and invitational, partially hidden forms, the very visible pointing to the nearly invisible, the transient image or object out-of-time, collage, the whereabouts of the work, a network and an away-ness from it, like memory and distance, making mythology, it steadily gains, paradoxically, form and dimension from its apparitional absence1 and the incomplete.
Image, courtesy of Iain Morrison, from the performance Water – Thrown in the Artist’s Face – At Some Point During An Event.