December 2007

Material Gathering

The ANNEX at the Jan Van Eyck, NL

Presentations by: Marjolijn Dijkman, Paul Huf, Jaqueline Schoemaker, Frank Koolen, Savage, Melle Smets, Eric Van Hove, Richard Wentworth, Rachel Koolen, Gilles Aubry

Participants: Ines Leichleitner, Katja Gretzinger, Nina Stottrup Larsen, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Raphael Cuomo, Maria Iorio, Eva Moulaert, Jens Schildt, Sabine Hillen              

Supported by: Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL    

Localisms, material gathering

For this workshop artists are invited who feel related to the practice of Richard Wentworth. In particular to Richard' ongoing series of photographs 'Making Do and Getting By'. The participating artists all work with different kinds of ongoing photographic archival processes within practice. During a one day workshop we will discuss similarities and differences in each others approaches and question how to deal with collections of photographic observations.

In his ongoing series, Making Do and Getting By, Wentworth uses photography as a means of documenting what might be called 'the sculpture of the everyday': a cigarette packet jammed under a wonky table leg; a makeshift construction to reserve parking space; a bucket jammed on to the side of a dented car so that the headlight can still operate. 'I live in a ready-made landscape', he remarked early in his career, 'and I want to put it to use'.