Match Report, Project Space Leeds
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This performance/installation work is about skill, accuracy, endurance and speed. During the performance the empty seats will be occupied by two audio-typists, wearing headphones and listening to commentary from a cricket match and rugby game respectively. The typists will compete to capture their commentaries, recorded from games played at Headingley Carnegie Stadium
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posted: November 8, 2007
Carnegie 3rd Team, 2007 in November’s Art Review magazine, Issue 16
posted: November 1, 2007
Thursday 4 October 2007
Headingley Carnegie Stadium
I’d like to thank everyone who came along to Headingley for Show and Share, it was a memorable night with fans, players and employees of the club all meeting and sharing stories and anecdotes – and some showing off unusual and rare objects too.
We wanted to build a really personal picture of the club and the community that surrounds it. This was an informal day in which the players, fans, employees, family members and anyone from the local community came to the club to share their stories of the club and find out a bit more about it and the people that use it. All items brought by the public were documented and will become an important and unique resource for everyone that uses the club.
posted: October 12, 2007
Takeaway Garden, 19 – 23 June 2007, for CUBE Manchester
As part of Architecture week 2007 CUBE, artist Jason Minsky and landscape architects Taylor Young developed an off-site project called CUBE’s Takeaway Garde for the period of Architecture week from June 19th to June 23rd.
The theme of Architecture week was “How Green is Your Space?” and CUBE’s project will respond to this theme by offering free land and trees to the general public. Takeaway Garden aims to highlight the importance of living a greener existence, and to initiate individual action for global change.
CUBE’s Takeaway Garden consisted of bespoke take-away bags (recyclable) containing turf, soil, wildflower seeds and a young tree- all you need for your new garden! They handed out to CUBE visitors and the general public outside the CUBE Gallery and at further locations in the city centre.
The project was durational and took place everyday for two hours over lunch time in order to target office staff, tourists and shoppers alike.These beautiful FREE gardens were available from CUBE 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester City Centre and The RENEW rooms, 82 Wood Street, Liverpool between 12-2.00pm everyday, during architecture week.
In all, 1000 trees were handed out.For more information please contact Ben or Liberty on 0161 237 5525 or visit our website http://www.cube.org.uk/
With thanks to Tom Charrier at Taylor Young, Jason Minsky, Matthew Blair and Stefan White
posted: June 24, 2007
With Nemesis Jason Minsky bid a final farewell to the greenroom. With his year long residency at the greenroom coming to a close, Nemesis was Jason Minsky’s final performance at the greenroom. This was the artist’s first durational performance and it stretched him both physically and mentally.
The title of the piece suggests a paradox. Nemesis this word refers to the future and possible fate of the artist. Caught between the familiarity of his previous surroundings and the uncertainty of what lies ahead, in this performance Minsky asks us to think about future possibilities and issues of success and failure and what this means for individuals. Combining this in the title with the word Nemesis which was the name of Manchester’s first rowing club, Minsky plays with the meaning of this word and links it to the metaphorical and physical act of making a journey.
A journey is something that implies a movement from one place to the next, involving an arrival and a departure and always marred by the prospect of leaving. Is a journey simply a case of hailing a taxi or getting a lift from a friend or does it involve something more? Faced everyday with the act of leaving how do we choose to make these journeys and how do we undertake them?
For Minsky, there always seems to be a battle going on between the physical act of making a journey and a person’s own journey of self-discovery, an inner conversation that everyone can remember having with themselves.
As a means of posing these questions the durational performance will involve the physical act of rowing, referencing the Nemesis Rowing Club founded in 1847 and which occupied the waterways of Manchester and Salford. The River Irwell has always served as the main connecting waterway between these two cities, acting as a point of connection and separation and providing a further pathway to the sea. But, what do we do when we reach the sea? Is that the end of our journey?
Reconfiguring this through the act of rowing, Minsky asks us to think about the journeys we take, why we take them and what we hope to get out of them?Have we finally reached our Nemesis?
Text by Lisa Beauchamp.
posted: March 23, 2007