Marco Giordano | Conjunctive Tissue
Lab from Thursday 23rd Nov to Thursday 14th Dec
OPEN: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12 — 4pm
NIGHT EVENT: Thursday 14th Dec at 7.00 pm
Conjunctive Tissue is a collaborative project questioning the relationships between ownership and authorship. The exhibition takes it's cue from both conjunctive words — links between one or more phrases of equal grammatical rank and tissue or organic matter that meshes and forms structure.
MARCO GIORDANO invites visitors to sketch designs containing conjunctive words (for, and, nor, or, yet, so) to then be reproduced on large-scale banners using airtex fabric. By engaging the role of the artist and the visitor into communal production, this material will function as a conjunctive tissue. For one month the gallery becomes a laboratory where groups and individuals can take part in a series of workshops. The artwork produced will be presented to the public at a closing event on 14th December.
Artist SUE TOMPKINS (United Kingdom, 1971) will contribute to the Night Event by presenting her newly commissioned sound performance ISOLA ISOLA.
Marco Giordano (Italy, 1988) is an artist whose research plays out at the intersection of painting, sculpture, site-specific installation, and co-authored projects. His practice defines itself as intersectional, since his works do not prioritise a contemplative experience within the gallery space, but they emerge from collaboration with visitors, who become the ultimate catalyst of the piece. Feeding into performativity, Marco Giordano plays with his role of artist, injecting visitor’s perspective into his production. Recent solo exhibitions include 'Pathetic Fallacy', Il Colorificio, Milan, Italy; 'Self-fulfilling-ego', Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK; 'Cutis', Project Room, Glasgow, UK.
Special guest Sue Tompkins (Leighton Buzzard, 1971) is a visual and sound artist working with the fragments of words, phrases and lyrics gathered from everyday encounters and experiences. Sue Tompkins’ practice is lead by an enquiry into language and personal expression, through the spoken, sung, and written word. By an almost rhythmical accumulation of words — ordered, interrupted and repeated – Tompkins allows us to experience the flow of language in state of flux – both open ended and closed — paused, re-mixed and undone. Selected solo exhibitions include Diana Stitger, Amsterdam, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Contemporary Art Museum. (Courtesy of ICA London).
This project is curated by Giulia Colletti as part of Civic Room Open. Special thanks to The Modern Institute.