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Neil Ferguson and Calum Storrie
WAITING FOR GODOT
Friday 7th June 6.00 – 8.30pm
Saturday 8th June 6.00 – 8.30pm
Redacting texts,…applying thinglyness to “things”
…organizing meaninglessness in “things”?
Ferguson and Storrie have redacted a variety of publications from Beckett plays and short stories to free gallery handout sheets, cookbooks and detective novels.
…TING FOR DOT is an interactive event where the audience will be asked to apply their own redacting systems to TING FOR DOT texts.
Tools and text to redact will be supplied.
Spaces strung out along a line
A series of disjointed arcades
Arcades that shift
A small room opening off the street
Accretions of space
The square off the street
The square as crossroads
A marker in the square
Accidental effect: one pillar of the arcade blocks the vista
Inside the palace:
Two globes (celestial and terrestrial) and the vestigial library
Fortified against the world but also containing it
2 at once
2 places at once
being in 2 places at once
I bought a couple of singles today…they turned out to be almost unplayable but they were in battered, though really good, record company generic sleeves. I know these were designed to be seen with labels visible in the centre…but the sleeves often become detached from the 45s that are supposed to be in them and so I thought it might be interesting to look at these overlooked objects in isolation. I wish the first CBS sleeve had contained a Thelonius Monk record and I am pretty sure I don’t own anything on the Rocket label. Here are 18 pulled out randomly…
James Moore (piano), Jim Fletcher (voice), Andie Springer (violin). John Cage: ‘Ten Thousand Things’.
Drawing with a found ballpoint.
Ruined and abandoned 45 on Södermalm.
On the island of the dead, Venice, at the Tomb of Romeo Suppanchich. A score in lead.
Cafe Oto on the afternoon of 15th October.
Angaharad Davies and Billy Steiger