Outset Study. Including 6 artists over a 3 year period, each artist will undertake a period of supported residency, researching the library collection to create a work for Outset Study – using the wall, the space, or intervening with the library collection itself.
Annotations has been conceived to enable selected artists to develop their practice through research, experimentation and risk taking. The selected artists will help to grow and disseminate Outset Study resources by sharing the research and new ideas that their time in residence generates. Annotations follows on from the artist commission The Rules of the Library, 2013 by Peter Liversidge.
Annotations Outset Study Commissions are supported by Veronique Parke and Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
Working across video, sculpture, drawing, music, text and live events, Heather Phillipson’s works stake out an ambiguous territory in which cultural references and emotional responses are mutually contingent and reactive.
For her Annotations commission titled ENDING ALL PARTIES / EXCEPT THE PARTY / WHERE U MEET YOUR OWN BRAIN, Phillipson transposes her methods of collage and conglomeration to the Outset Study. Occupying the wall space with digital collage, drawing and text, Phillipson summons and answers back to current crises – relaying and augmenting feelings and gestures of chronic unease, protest and dissent.
Exhibition date: 24 March – 18 August 2017