Another Reality: lezing Mike Cooter

Woensdag 13 april 2016, 20 uur
Locatie: Hogewal 1-9, Den Haag
Voertaal: Engels
Toegang: gratis

Onderdeel van de 'In Progress' fase waarbij de vorige tentoonstelling Display Show langzaamaan transformeert in Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi.

In zijn lezing Putting it in the window. Some thoughts on display mechanisms and enclosure bespreekt Mike Cooter de nauwe samenhang tussen kunst, design en architectuur op het gebied van presenteren, structureren en insluiten. Mike Cooter is een kunstenaar en parttime curator en op dit moment PhD candidate aan Goldsmiths. Voor de tentoonstelling Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi bouwt hij een betonnen 'stage' ge├źnt op antropomorfe raamopeningen.

De lezing wordt voorafgegaan door de performance String Too Short To Be Saved door Martin la Roche >> lees meer.

Taking the works and research material contained within Display Show as a point of departure, Mike Cooter's densely illustrated talk charts the idiosyncratic path from the 1851 Great Exhibition to the present day, looking at how objects and artworks are articulated, presented and choreographed, and how architects, designers and artists have explored the co-dependency between artefact and environment. How, for example, Frederick Kiesler's writings on department store display in the 1930s can be seen to structure Nathalie Du Pasquier's recent campaign for American Apparel.

Mike Cooter's work investigates the structural agency of objects, be they sculpture, cinematic props or other anthropological artefacts - objects co-opted or created to drive narratives, fictional or otherwise. Interdisciplinary research is resolved into audio, film, text and layered installations that incorporate correspondence, interviews, loaned and re-fabricated artefacts and archival material. He is currently post-producing a six-part radio drama about an object, Dingus, to be released in late 2015, and writing a PhD on the MacGuffin at Goldsmiths in London, where he lives and works. In 2013 he curated In form express and admirable (in a sense lying, in a sense not).

Mike Cooter bij de opbouw van zijn werk bij Stroom
foto: Eric de Vries, courtesy Stroom Den Haag
Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi
foto: design: Studio Manuel Raeder
Mike Cooter, 'MacGuffin: some archetypes towards a definition' at Swiss Institute, NY, 2016
Performance Martin La Roche
foto: Eric de Vries, courtesy Stroom Den Haag