Douglas Park, born: 23-01-1972, United Kingdom, visual artist, writer (of literary prose and critical essays, both mostly art connected), sometime exhibition curator (and increasingly all practices and roles combined), currently U.K based and internationally active
Friday, June 7, 2013
A Rotten Corpus - The Institution of Rot (1993 - 2013)
A 20 years anniversary lecture/symposium
with interventions, interjections, ‘interferences’, ‘hearings’, readings and screenings by Richard Crow (Institution of Rot Archive), Nick Couldry, The Bohman Brothers, Lucia Farinati, Richard Thomas, Anna Teresa Scheer, Douglas Park, Dr Kevin Zdaniecki, The Hafler Trio, Caroline Bergvall, Sandrine Nicoletta, David Ellis, Robert Spragg, Marie Gabrielle Rotie, Kinkaleri, Marta Poznanski and others tba
Tuesday 11 June, 2013. 6.30 – 9pm Location: Small Hall/Cinema, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths' College, London
Doors will open at 6pm, with a reception and a chance to view archival documents and traces.
Rare limited editions will be available
The event will begin at 6pm, ending by 9pm Nearest stations: New Cross, New Cross Gate All are welcome, and entry is free Part of the ‘20 years of the IOR - a secret unrest’ event series Be the first to hate this.
"In history as in nature, the rotten is the laboratory of life. Karl Marx The wonderful Schreber...ought to have been made a professor of psychiatry and director of a mental hospital. Sigmund Freud Please Note: There are many 'histories/herstories' of the IOR, you may not recognise/Identify yourself with what is written below. Speak according to the madness that seduces you.
The Institution of Rot (IOR) was founded by artist Richard Crow and writer Nick Couldry in 1992 as part of London’s Secret Spaces. Situated in a Victorian House in North London, Richard Crow's working and living space, the IOR has been (from 1992 - 1996) an active artist-run space dedicated to performance, audio works and site-specific installations. Rooted in a mindset of do-it-yourself production and collaboration, the IOR significantly contributed to the extraordinary dynamism of London’s artist-run spaces phenomenon of the 90's documented in the "Life/Live" anthology edited by Laurence Bossé and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1996). IOR’s specific concerns (and obsessions) were the privacy of the human body and its public transformations (ingestion, expulsion, cleansing, confession, rituals and taboos).