Research up to 2012

DURATION explores explore the tensions between permanence and temporality in contemporary public arts practice. Public Art engages with issues of societal change, policy-making and environmental specificities, all of which unfold at a unique pace. Critical practice and new technologies can engage, disrupt or challenge this pace by working across time and space.   

Themes include:   

DURATION explores explore the tensions between permanence and temporality in contemporary public arts practice. Public Art engages with issues of societal change, policy-making and environmental specificities, all of which unfold at a unique pace. Critical practice and new technologies can engage, disrupt or challenge this pace by working across time and space.   

Themes include:   

Duration conference

NOTES on a return began its reserche with a series of public talks by five artists who had made their performances at the Laing in the 1980s (Rose English, Nigel Rolfe, Bruce McLean, Anne Bean and Mona Hatoum). Curator Sophia Hao said: ‘following this [we presented] a sequence of archival and audio installations, in which, unlike a contemporary retrospective exhibition, the focus was on the production of contemporary notes.

NOTES on a return began its reserche with a series of public talks by five artists who had made their performances at the Laing in the 1980s (Rose English, Nigel Rolfe, Bruce McLean, Anne Bean and Mona Hatoum). Curator Sophia Hao said: ‘following this [we presented] a sequence of archival and audio installations, in which, unlike a contemporary retrospective exhibition, the focus was on the production of contemporary notes.

NOTES on a return

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