Hi, jus to say that I’ll be going at Islington Mill this thursday to see this performance around 7pm. It is free, anyone wanna join me?
Screenshot of Performance Publishing Live Webcam. Right: Unit 5 Regent Trading Estate
Closing event: 26th September, 6 – 10pm
Unit 5, Regents Trading Estate, Salford, M5 4DE (adjacent to Islington Mill)
Performance Publishing, Regent Trading Estate forms part of an ongoing work by Maurice Carlin exploring the ground between print, place and performance. Over the course of 3 months this Summer, he has worked in a vacant 8000 sq ft warehouse in Salford, concurrently producing and publishing over 400 analogue CMYK scans from the floor surfaces of the building. Viewable from an elevated platform in the space, and via a live webcam, a vivid, sprawling and scan-like document of both building and performance has emerged.
Taking on the unlikely task of publishing a physical space, the work invokes a dialogue between the digital and physical: “Viewed on or offline, something is always missing from the larger picture. This handmade work that appears digital, and the mimicry of machines by way of ancient printmaking, is a comment on the very nature by which physical and digital worlds are interwoven and interdependent.” 1.
5 writers (Karen Archey, Helen Kaplinksy, Huw Lemmy, Joanne McNeil and Danielle Rago) have been following the development of the work via a live webcam, and will contribute texts to a publication to be launched in New York during October. The publication references the 1950′s ‘Art News’ series, Paints a Picture, where repeat visits to the studio of an artist (Albers, De Kooning, Mitchell, Pollock, etc) resulted in a published text describing the development of a single artwork.
1. Joanne McNeil, The Dust of the Future: Maurice Carlin’s “Performance Publishing” 2013
Maurice Carlin is a Manchester based artist. His work considers the practice of publishing, invoking a dialogue between digital and physical experience. Artworks explore the perception of what information we receive and send, whether derived from a TV screen, via the internet or through a day to day experience on the street.
His work has been featured in publications includingFrieze
. In 2007, he co-foundedIslington Mill Art Academy
, a peer-led experiment into alternative modes of art education. Recent shows include First…Next…Then…Finally
, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2013), Blanco Blanco
, La Escocesa, Barcelona (2012), Self Publisher and Other Works
, Banner Repeater, London (2011), How to Stay Awake,
MCP, Antwerp (2011) Other Forms of Life
(with Bik van der Pol), AND Festival, various locations (2010) and Beyond the Dustheaps
, Dickens House Museum, London (2010).
Performance Publishing: Regent Trading Estate is supported by Salford City Council, Arts Council England, Islington Mill and Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces programme.