OBJECT BECOMES SUBJECT
'Object Becomes Subject' took place in Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee in 2011.
Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen created a temporary public hybrid space for exhibition, production, education and research facilitated the integration of making, sharing and teaching activities.
In addition to the presentation of two display cases previously shown at the Highland Institute of Contemporary Art, a public studio enabled the making in a live situation of a third display case, 'Over the Rainbow,' a text blanket and the slide show 'No Neutral Representations.' Direct engagement with a range of publics including student groups took place through structured conversation and participation in discursive events.
The first of two seminars with Dr David Reilly (doctor, educator and researcher) focused on the relationship between art practice, creative change and human healing. The second seminar was lead by Dr Paul O’Neill (curator, artist and writer) and Prof Arnd Schneider (social anthropologist) and explored notions of duration and context specificity in relation to 'The Museum of Loss and Renewal'.
The publication 'Loss Becomes Object Becomes Subject' was launched in 2013.