Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Commission News: SLICE

Slice, a Pakistani–UK collaboration, curated by Fatima Hussein and Scale

TBC Artists' Collective have today been commissioned to produce work for SLICE, a Pakistani–UK collaborative website and accompanying exhibitions in London and Lahore curated by Fatima Hussein, artists and co-director of Other Asias, and Scale, the collaborative arts project run by artists and theatremakers Simon Daw and Paul Burgess. SLICE aims to encourage dialogue between two diverse cultures by linking communities in both countries via the creation of a new artwork that enters into dialogue with the social and physical fabric of two iconic, complex and historically linked cities. Ten artists from London and ten from Lahore have been commissioned to take part in SLICE.

TBC members Beverley Bennett, Charley Peters, Laura Davidson and Paul Mendez will produce a collaborative work for the project, which will be exhibited in both cities online. The group members will also participate in two international web conferences.

The exhibition dates are as follows:
July 2011 Exhibition opens and SLICE website launch at Ideas Store, Whitechapel, London
September 2011 Exhibition opens at Rich Mix, London
September 2011 Exhibition opens at Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore

TBC are very excited by the project and will post more news about their developing work on 12-Pages during the duration of their involvement with SLICE.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

12-Pages Issue 5: Pinpoint Introspective

Smartphone users: To access Pinpoint Introspective, please click here.

The works selected for this fifth issue of 12-Pages represent a search amongst the building blocks for a means of expression, from Elizabeth Oniri's visceral studies of the female bone structure affected by osteoporosis, to Laura Davidson's reading of a work by Scottish poet George Bruce, that locates a child's learning facility, not only in what is inherited, but in the unique recognition of a dialogue between the written and the spoken word.

In a world in which we are forced to process volumes of information far beyond the scope of any computer, by placing the minutiae of our being under a microscope, we are forced to constantly recontextualise anew, always creating new lines of creative investigation.

Contributors: Beverley Bennett, Toby Cisneros, Laura Davidson, Paul Mendez, Elizabeth Oniri, Charley Peters, Aman Sagoo and James Tuitt.