Performance and film, with Art Surgery, Newlyn Art Gallery (2006)
There was some intentional irony in the working title, as it may or may not have been in the least entertaining.
Transitions is a platform for trying things out in the gallery, works in process. Andy Whall & Delpha Hudson had worked together curating other artists’ work, or worked individually as visual and performance artists but curating themselves was entirely new, as was making theatrical collaborative work.
Visitors to the gallery were welcome to watch, engage, ask questions, make suggestions, intervene, extrapolate, and stop disputes if necessary.
The process was documented by film maker Alban Roinard, and as complete failure was a necessity, and the whole process a fiasco, the show did go on but it was probably not entertaining.
Have a look at other projects by curators Delpha Hudson & Andy Whall as Art Surgery 1998-200