In January, Julie Light and I will be hosting two drop-in workshops at the Tate Exchange as part of Central Saint Martins’ week-long takeover to challenge ideas around what a studio can be in the face of financial constraints and diminishing space available for artists to work. ‘My Studio is Your Body’ invites participants to imagine their bodies at a microscopic level and contribute to a collective artwork by creating a microscopic portrait or ‘cell’ imagining the body. Visitors can take inspiration from invented ‘specimen tubes’ and books or work entirely from their imagination. ‘My Studio is the Art Gallery’ asks viewers to consider their experience with an artwork as its own creative act that encourages them to make their own meaning. Inspired by Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan’s Evidence (1977) at the Tate Modern, we have curated a collection of photographs as an artwork that visitors will give a title and theme to. What story do these images tell? Each viewer becomes an active participant in (re)creating the artwork, giving it new context and allowing meaning to emerge that draws on their individual experience and imagination.
Pop by to join in on January 15 from 12-6!