Date(s) - 28/03/2014 - 29/03/2014
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We are developing a research event around Evaluation, Consensus and Location 28 – 29th March 2014 The Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Arts
Possible event space for Evaluation, Consensus and Location. We experimented with new mnemonic environments, querrying items embedded in multiple directories in folded, crumpled, and fractured databases. Chelsea College of Arts March 2014
Critical Practice is a cluster of individual artists, researchers, academics and others, supported by Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. Through our Aims we intend to support critical practice within art, the field of culture and organization.
We have a longstanding interest in public goods, spaces, services and knowledge, and a track record of producing original participatory events, likeParade an international series of events exploring the disagreeable, contentious, exhilarating, messy, efficient, live, improvisatory and provisional nature of Being in Public.
Critical Practice seeks to avoid the passive reproduction of art, and uncritical cultural production. Our research, projects, exhibitions, publications and funding, our very constitution and administration are legitimate subjects of critical enquiry. All art is organised, so we are trying to be sensitive to issues of governance. Governance emerges whenever there is a deliberate organisation of interactions between people, we are striving to be an ‘open’ organization, and to make all decisions, processes and production, accessible and transparent. We post all agendas, minutes, budget anddecision-making processes online for public scrutiny.
The research elements pursued under the auspices of Critical Practice will engage with the various forces that are implicated in the making of art, and the increasingly devolved experience of art made available through art institutions to their audiences. We will explore new models for creative practice, and engage those models in appropriate public forums, both nationally and internationally; we envisage participation in exhibitions and the institutions of exhibition, seminar and unconferences, film, concert and other event programmes. We will work with archives and collections, publication, broadcast and other distributive media; while actively seeking to collaborate