Laurence Payot was invited to curate part of an exhibition at The Bluecoat for Global Studios.
Her investigations into documentation in performative and participatory practices led her to gather a series of artworks playing with the concept of documentation itself, under the exhibition title TRACE.
TRACE questions the meaning of documentation in today’s art practice, where networks are extending globally, forcing artists to give access to their work beyond its local presentation.
The documentation of work (photography, video, sound, text, etc) travels through the channels of word of mouth, websites, catalogues, often as a representative of the work, sometimes as the work itself, or even as evidence for a work that never happened…
The works presented reveals how documentation has played a vital role in art throughout the years, and how contemporary artists use the concept of documenting not only as a trace but as an integral part of their work.
Karin Kihlberg (Sweden/UK) & Reuben Henry (UK)
Aaron Head (UK)
Leo Durand (France)
Helen Brown (UK)
Andrew Sunderland (UK)
Aillie Rutherford (UK)
Low Profile (UK)
Laurence Payot (France/UK)