Constant Dullaart

Epizeuxis, Conduplicatio, Mesodiplosis

Residency

2015

http://epizeuxis.otdac.org/http://conduplicatio.otdac.org/http://mesodiplosis.otdac.org/

For his residency, Constant Dullaart has made a series of three website pieces. Each site is a container for an external page (Google Images, Apple and Wikipedia) which is split into different shaped parts inside moving frames. These dynamic frames re-draw the content into relationships with other parts, producing a collaged cut-out of the browser content in different shapes and layers.

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June 2015 - September 2015

Richard Healy

WHERE’S PETER?

Commission

2014

http://wherespeter.otdac.org/

For his Opening Times commission, Richard Healy has produced the video WHERE’S PETER?. The work incorporates recorded footage, found documents and research that trace the relationship between Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears. The video self-consciously choreographs and organises material about spaces and structures that potentially afford subversive or alternative social models.

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Frank Gehry

New York (Advertisement)

Video

2014

This advertisement for a recent skyscraper designed by Frank Gehry in downtown Manhattan seems to offer a perfect distillation of the way in which the contemporary global city is marketed as a plaything/investment opportunity for a mobile international elite, and highlights the role of starchitects in adding the spectacular icing to the crude real-estate cake at the core of this project. The title of course already implies that this is New York with a Gehry twist – the city itself remade, Gehry-style. Sure enough, the advert starts with the hands of the ‘genius’ drawing – his gestures evoking the rush of New York’s streets, the waves of the bay, the Statue of Liberty’s torch (Immigration! New York still wants you – for the right price), and so on, all of which find their way into the twisted surface of an otherwise bland condo/office tower whose ‘cutting edge’ cladding already looks cheap and out-of-date in its very of-the-minuteness (like so many recent ‘iconic’ towers Gehry’s seems sheathed in the imminent aesthetic obsolescence of the latest design software). Yet by the close New York has been reduced to an image on a tablet screen that can be reassuringly swiped away – an infinitely seductive distraction that can sometimes be a bit much. Hence, the building not only promises stunning ipad-like views over the city but complete god-like control over urban life, and a neat leveraged solution to the perennial real estate dilemma of the wealthy New Yorker: ‘I love the energy of the city but I need a calm place to escape from it all, a place just to be”.

Nicolas Sassoon

Pandora

Residency

2014

http://pandora.otdac.org

Throughout his 3 month residency, Sassoon will create and upload new works to his Pandora project, centred around the building he has occupied on Pandora Street for the last five years, a building that is both his house and studio. Whilst playing on the mythological story of the same name, Sassoon uses the structure of his domestic space as container for multiple works.

For an interview with the artist about his residency, please click here.

Nicholas O'Brien

You Alright?

Research Commission

2014

http://youalright.otdac.org

For his research commission, O’Brien has produced a script and video essay, collectively titled, You Alright?. Based on a recent trip to London, You Alright? looks at the need for space, and the apparent lack of it, for emerging artists.

For an interview with the artist about his commission, please click here.