As a pre-cursor to the launch of GENERATORprojects’ Summer Programme, you are invited to a new performance work by James Lee and Emilia Giudicelli.
James and Emilia will creatively re-stage three seminal art performances from the late 20th century – Richard Serra’s Splashing, 1969; Bruce Nauman’s Body Pressure, 1974; and Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 6, 1989 – for a one-off performance at GENERATORprojects. The performance will implicitly propose a renewal for a qualitative measure of value for the arts. This is intended as a means of resistance against the neo-liberal paradigm of promoting the ‘creative economy’ as an end in itself.
The performances are linked via the commonality of the gallery space which will be laid out with the various props required.
Therefore, expect to see:
*The performances will over-lap into one another, with no breaks
*The performances will have paper pulp ‘manufactured’ throughout. The paper pulp takes the place of molten lead, for example, in the re-creation of Richard Serra’s performance. It also takes the place of graphite in ‘Drawing Restraint 6’
*The end results of the throwing and ‘drawing’ of which paper pulp are intended to be sculptures or ends in themselves
Milton Freidman’s book ‘Capitalism and Freedom’ becomes our prop; our cultural heritage becomes our life blood.”
James Lee is an artist based in Dundee and graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Emilia Giudicelli is a contemporary dancer currently employed by the Scottish Dance Theatre and graduate of CNSDA, Lyon, France.