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Communal Dolphin Snouting
29 November - 29 November 2013
- Communal Dolphin Snouting view original
Doors at 7.30pm; Starts sharp at 8pm.
A meaningful event by Oliver Braid with the UK premiere match of Berlin Philosophical Football Association, Scottish hip-hop elite Toy Control’s first ever Glasgow Rap Cypher and a presentation on Chaos Magic(k) and Creativity by Daniela Quacinella.
Commissioned by Scottish Book Trust for Book Week Scotland 2013. With support from Arts Trust Scotland and Creative Scotland.
Oliver Braid was born in Birmingham in 1984 and graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2010. Recent projects include New Work Scotland, Collective, Edinburgh (2011), My Five New Friends, The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2012), the Ellie & Oliver Show, Culture Lab, Newcastle (2012) and Snorlax Beanbag, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow (2013). In 2013 Oliver also undertook a four month research residency at Triangle France, Marseille and was shortlisted for Emergency 6, Aspex Gallery Portsmouth.
The nose of a mob is its imagination.
30 November - 30 November 2013 Saturday 30th 3pm
In collaboration with Transmission Gallery, Variant hosts a discussion on the pressures to reposition artist-run activity in line with dominant ideas about a Creative Economy.
As part of a wider regime of professionalisation and training focused on fomenting economic competition, where artists are continually expected to re-skill themselves, such ideas include the association of culture with aspiration and employability.
Looking at parallels with the ‘NGO-isation’ of activism, in this discussion we’ll explore the effects these pressures are having on organisational structures and purpose, and on the ethos of self-organisation more generally.
The event will take the form of a facilitated discussion, in which we’ll try to make sense of our own experiences of the impact of these regimes of industrialisation on what we do and the contexts in which we do it.