Posted by admin on 2009/11/11 16:12:58 (1633 reads)
Arts Council England have confirmed support for BAD TRANSLATION, the arts programme developed by Matthew de Pulford for Crate through its first Curatorial Bursary.
The programme comprises six events due to take place between October 2009 and June 2010. Artists confirmed for the programme include Juneau Projects, Lucy Harrison, Mark Gubb, Tom Duggan, Juan Cruz and James Howard.
BAD TRANSLATION looks at the challenges that arise when we communicate: a set of differences and absences that stand between subject, speaker and audience. The programme will ask what part these differences and absences play in contemporary life, and how tools designed to aid communication can be used or abused.
The programme is also supported by Kent County Council.
Posted by admin on 2009/9/26 22:41:39 (1221 reads)
OPENS 9/10/09 6-9PM
Crate presents an exhibition of new work by James Howard.
Howard has created two videos and four gigantic banners featuring budget holidays, herbal remedies, coin-operated televisions and pawn shops.
Each piece is a promise of a better life, a consumer con or an offer that is too good to be true: Gold Rush encourages people to steal "Nanna's gold" and turn it into cash, Coin Op Plasmas demands "another few quid" because Jeremy Kyle is on telly. And Dirt Cheap Flights aims to pull crowds away from Britainís sea-side resorts.