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Philip Bradshaw, Artist, complicit forever, 2018 Click image to view

'complicit forever', 2018, perpetual web canvas, snapshot. Click image to view.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, complicit gallery entry stickers, Exhibition of Works 2018

'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.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, Installation view, complicit wall assemblage, Open Studio 2018

'complicit' wall assemblage, 2018, vinyl, framed print/collage.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, Installation view, complicit, Open Studio 2018

Installation view, 'complicit' worktable, Open Studio 2018.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, Installation view, complicit wall installation, Open Studio 2018

'complicit' wall assemblage (detail), 2018, vinyl, framed print/collage.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, Installation view, complicit, Open Studio 2018

'complicit' wall assemblage (detail), 2018, framed print/collage.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, complicit badges, Open Studio 2018

'complicit' badges, Open Studio 2018.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, complicit co-authored works, 2018

Inkjet prints of 'complicit' co-authored works, studio installation 2018.

Philip Bradshaw, Artist, complicit together 1, 2018

'complicit together 1', 2018. Inkjet prints, studio installation.

'complicit together 2', 2018. Looping video, no sound.