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In The Frame: Audio Descriptive Tour

Saturday 29 Jun, 12-2pm. Free, with lunch and refreshments. 12 places. FM hearing loop available.
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Experienced visual describer and artist Juliana Capes will take you through detailed descriptions of Ryan Gander and Jonathan P. Watts’ The Annotated Reader. Designed for people with visual impairments and hearing loss. Please note this event takes place in the lower gallery with step-free access.

The Annotated Reader: 
A publication-as-exhibition and exhibition-as-publication conceived by Ryan Gander and Jonathan P. Watts
Thu 20 Jun – Sun 14 Jul 2019

Imagine you’ve missed the last train. Is there one piece of writing that you would want with you for company in the small hours? Perhaps this text transformed your thinking. It might be a mantra continually returned to. Perhaps it is a text you felt should be read by younger generations or that you wish you’d encountered as a student.

Artist Ryan Gander and critic and writer Jonathan P. Watts put this question to a range of creatives, artists, academics, writers, musicians, and designers, inviting them to suggest such a piece of writing and then annotate it. The annotations add a further layer to the texts, demonstrating and suggesting ways of reading, displaying thought, complicating the relationship between image and text, reading and looking.

Collected together to form a library for our times, The Annotated Reader includes texts beloved of almost 300 contributors including Marina Abramović, Art & Language, Paul Clinton, Tom Godfrey, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sarah Lucas, Alistair Hudson and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

First launched during Frieze London 2018, the project has now embarked on an international tour, with the aim of disseminating knowledge freely and equally. A snapshot of the preoccupations and perspectives of hundreds of inspiring and creative people throughout the world, it is also an educational resource that can be used as a teaching aid for future generations. The Annotated Reader is a curriculum, an index and an ethics.

In the exhibition, the texts are printed out and exhibited as stacks hanging from the walls. Visitors may tear off printed texts to compile their own Annotated Reader. In addition, a vending machine sells USBs containing the entire ream of submissions at the cost price of £5.

Supported by

The RS MacDonald Charitable Trust

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In the Frame: Audio Descriptive Tour

Sat 4 May, 12–2pm. Free, with lunch and refreshments. 12 places.
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Artist Juliana Capes will take you through detailed descriptions of Nengudi’s art and practice. Designed for people with visual impairments and hearing loss but open to all.

Supported by The RS MacDonald Charitable Trust

Image: Senga Nengudi Performance Piece,1978. Courtesy the artist; Lévy Gorvy, New York, London; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York. Photo: Harmon Outlaw

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In The Frame: Audio Descriptive Tour

Sat 2 Feb, 12–2pm. Free, with lunch and refreshments. 12 places.
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Artist Juliana Capes will lead you on a tour of Emma Hart’s exhibition BANGER and give detailed descriptions of her art and practice. This event is designed for people with visual impairments and hearing loss.

About the exhibition
London based artist Emma hart (b.1974, London) makes sculpture, photography, film and installation. Her work is often badly-behaved and messy, challenging assumptions and stereotypes in its quest to be something to which everyone can relate. We are delighted that Hart accepted our invitation to make this, her first exhibition in Scotland, and responded with a body of entirely new work, which we are showing alongside the major recent installation Mamma Mia!, made as part of the Max Mara art Prize for Women which she won in 2016.

The exhibition highlights Hart’s work with ceramics, a material she turned to in order to find the ‘real’ in art: ‘clay can be an exciting way to talk aboutchaoswhat is immediately important is how personal it is. There’s a veryraw direct relationship between the clay and my hands’.

Mia! is an immersive, beguiling, engulfing installation. You look at it by walking through and around it, looking up into a sequence of large ceramic heads/jugs/lamps which hang from the ceiling, projecting light in speech bubbles onto the floor. The work takes the family as a familiar context: the heads/jugs/lamps hang in family groups, disrupted by slowly moving fans whose blades are metal knives, forks and spoons. The new works use the similarly common ground of the car and urban landscape to look at how we navigate the world and understand ourselves within it, with sculptures that place us and our families in relation to windscreens, road signs, car bonnets and steering wheels.

Supportedby The RS MacDonald Charitable Trust

Image: Emma Hart, Mamma Mia, installation view, Whitechapel Gallery Photo: Thierry Bal. Courtesy the artist and The Sunday Painter.

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