Neil Taylor and Harriet Murray are participating in Accidental Purpose. An exhibition, online project, series of soundtracks and closing event by Candice Jacobs and Fay Nicolson produced in collaboration with QUAD
The online project allows for over 100 invited artists, writers and curators to respond to the title of Accidental Purpose with their own associated ideas. Existing as an evolving compendium, Accidental Purpose will display images, animations, video and text utilising incidental strategies of display changing every time you visit the site.
The website www.accidentalpurpose.net
will be live from the 26th of July and can be viewed from QUAD's Resource Area during the exhibition.
Contributors to date include: Jonathan Allen, Kari Altmann, Marie Angeletti, Majed Aslam, Nathan Barlex, Vanessa Billy, Simon & Tom Bloor, Beth Bramich, Stella Capes, Martin Cole, David Raymond Conroy, Mike Cooter, Rhys Coren, Kit Craig, Elena Damiani, Siân Robinson Davies, Simon Davenport, Stephane Devidal, Hugh Dichmont, Marjolijn Dijkman, Grazyna Dobrzanska-Redrup, George Eksts, Mark Essen, Leo Fitzmaurice, Jess Flood-Paddock, Ed Fornieles, Tom Godfrey, Florian Gottke, Oona Grimes, Colin Guillemet, Fatima Hellberg, James Hines, Paul Housley, Rowena Hughes, Leslie Kulesh, Candice Jacobs, Nick Jenson, Aaron Juneau, Robert Leckie, Jonty Lees, Gil Leung, Rob Lye, Barbara Rodriguez Muñoz, Harriet Murray, Kryssy Naylor, Benjamin Newton, Fay Nicolson, Sally O'Reilly, Berry Patten, Henrik Potter, Emily Price, Ruth Proctor, Pedro Cid Proenca, Richard Rigg, Giles Round, Samara Scott, Erica Scourti, Tai Shani, Berndnaut Smilde, Jack Strange, Chooc Ly Tan, Neil Taylor, Oliver Tirre, George Vasey, Joey Villemont, Dominic Watson, Joe Welden, David Ben White, Jesse Wine, Lucy Woodhouse, Katy Woods, Maria Zahle plus many more...
Accidentally on Purpose
27th July - 7th October 2012
An exhibition, online project, series of soundtracks and closing event curated by Candice Jacobs and Fay Nicolson and produced in collaboration with QUAD
Becky Beasley, Karen Cunningham, Michael Dean, Cyprien Gaillard, Ryan Gander, Paul Graham, Jonathan Monk, Rose O’Gallivan, Edit Oderbolz, Dan Rees, Clunie Reid, George Shaw and Ryszard Wasko.
Thursday 26th July 6pm - 9pm
QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
Accidentally on Purpose explores the relationship between success and failure using common place materials, everyday situations and repetitious processes as a point of departure. Art works grapple with their materiality, context or the processes that bring them into being; challenging the frameworks we use to judge success or validate an aesthetic decision, sincere message, or logical action. Objects, images and words test their own limits, and in doing so, re-negotiate and redefine their success or failure, intention or meaning.
The exhibition takes its title from an American Sitcom. Situated in the banality of the everyday, its characters strive to make the best of an unfortunate situation; repetitively re-negotiating the uncertainty of their lives. In a similar vein, after being shown on television every week for 18 weeks, the sitcom proved unsuccessful and was axed.
Candice Jacobs & Fay Nicolson in conversation: to download PDF please click here
27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am - 7 Oct 2012 - 6:00pm