What happens when artists and curators get together and self-organise?
Sluice__ is a number of propositions never fully resolved:
How do Artist/curator run galleries and projects defined primarily as sites of communication manifest? What position do/can/should we occupy in relation to the broader arts ecology, to the commercial art world, to institutionalism? How can we advance emergent discourse via increased interaction on a local, national and international level? Can adopting and re-purposing existing structures benefit the self-organising artist and curator? How is social capital accrued, by what mechanisms and for what can it be exchanged? Does participation equal collaboration? Does authorship become fluid in the artist/curator run context? Is an exhibition an artwork? Is an organisation an artist?
Sluice__ is an art initiative run by an artist, a curator and an educationalist.
Sluice__ was formed as a provocation and foregrounds criticality as a central concern.
Sluice__ strategically adopts structures in order to showcase artist, curator and emergent discourse, projects and galleries.
Exchange Rates 2014
Director / Karl England
Director / Ben Street
Associate Curator / Charlie Levine
Production Manager / Paul Cole
new advisors to be announced soon