Documents, Alternatives #4
Various login views of the self-curating exhibition, 2020
The on-line exhibition ‘Documents, Alternatives #4’, curated by Angela Bartram, aims to isolate, address, find and utilize appropriate means to translate a diverse range of practice digitally whilst remaining true to its artistic intent. It offers a series of responses through the format of an on-line exhibition of ephemeral artworks, that is designed to self-curate with each user visit. The artworks have undergone physical and conceptual change as they have travelled through each of three gallery situated exhibitions as part of the series already, with this being the fourth. Each iteration is an integral part of a conversation, with the artworks adapting and transforming with each exhibition to form a continuing dialogue. With the three previous gallery-based ‘Document, Alternatives’ exhibitions, this online, self-curating (in that it selects the view each viewer gets when loaded), version sets the agenda for how the ephemeral artwork is re-staged via non-tangible means to produce a document that is both virtually static and physically unfixed.
This is #4 in the series of interlinked physical and virtual exhibitions. The archive for the whole project can also be found on this site, including: #1: Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent, 17 November – 16 December 2017 #2: Verge Gallery, Sydney, 18 January – 24 February 2018 #3: BSAD Gallery, Bath Spa, 20 April – 1 May 2018.