'complicit' gallery entry stickers, Exhibition of Works and Open Studios 2018.
'complicit' was a visitor participation art event which ran during the 2018 HOFS Exhibition of Works and Open Studios weekend.
Visitors to the exhibition were given a gallery entry sticker to wear - identifying them as 'complicit' - and invited to the studios.
In the studio, a worktable, seats, pre-printed 'complicit' prints and mark-making equipment were provided. Those people who wanted to engage stuck their gallery entry stickers in a location of their choice on the print and then proceeded to alter it in whatever other way they chose - resulting in the creation of a co-authored artwork.
We both signed the finished piece - we were 'complicit'. I scanned it and they took the original home. Many thanks to everyone who came to play.
I then went on to explore ways of extending the complicity. Combining the scanned works of each of the participating visitors with all the others, I produced a new set of prints and a video - 'complicit together 1 and 2' (see below). This was followed by 'complicit forever', a perpetual web canvas (see above) which was subsequently displayed at the 2019 HOFS Open Studios exhibition.
'complicit' wall assemblage, 2018, vinyl, framed print/collage.
Installation view, 'complicit' worktable, Open Studio 2018.
'complicit' wall assemblage (detail), 2018, vinyl, framed print/collage.
'complicit' wall assemblage (detail), 2018, framed print/collage.
'complicit' badges, Open Studio 2018.
Inkjet prints of 'complicit' co-authored works, studio installation 2018.
'complicit together 1', 2018. Inkjet prints, studio installation.
'complicit together 2', 2018. Looping video, no sound.