I'm not done/

Katarina Strasser

Utility – Futility (and/or/maybe/not)

As part of I’m not done/2 at Guest Projects, London, September 2015.

Taking the ancient myth of Sisyphus as a starting point, the work Katarina Strasser produced throughout her weeklong residency with I’m not done projects, explored thoughts on what might constitute a shift from utility to futility and its meaning in the capitalist age of production.

Strasser presented the outcomes of her residency in a presentation that included moving image and text at Guest Projects on the 24th September ’15.

Photos Courtesy of Matthew Edwards.

Meg Ferguson

I’ll have what she’s having

As part of I’m not done/2 at Guest Projects, London, September 2015.

Behavioural Science says that when eating with friends, only the first person to order will get what they want – everyone else will order in response.

During her week long residency with I’m not done project’s, I’m not done/2, Meg Ferguson put this to the test. Through investigating notions of hierarchy, authenticity and belonging, Ferguson made work that responded to the work already in the gallery, culminating in an event that took place on Thursday 17th September ‘15.

Photos Courtesy of Matthew Edwards.

Jane Frances Dunlop and Mira Loew

On Generosity

As part of I’m not done/2 at Guest Projects, London, September 2015.

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Photographs by Mira Loew

It is time that we discuss the intimacy that our work together produces, relies on, often exploits. It is time we think about friendship – about love & intimacy – in artistic collaborations. How can we cultivate or encourage a generosity in our exchanges that undermines neoliberal individualism withouttaking advantage of each other?

Simply, how can we be generous with ourselves and fair with each other? How do we avoid allowing the intimacy that makes our exchanges possible to be exploitative, however kindly? Or is it inevitably? Should lines be drawn and where?

As part of their week long residency with I’m not done projects at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects in September 2015, Jane Frances Dunlop and Mira Loew led a long table discussion on generosity, on the 6th September.

Chat/1

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Images courtesy of Matthew Edwards and Chris Stokes

To align with I’m not done/2’s open call Kathrin Bonnar set up the event Chat/1 at The Archive Gallery in The Rose Lipman Building – a former library and community centre in De Beauvoir Town London. This took place on 7th May 2015 and allowed 17 artists the space to explore elements of their process/test out unfinished works for the day in The Archive Gallery.

There was no selection process for the artists who were allocated a space; a call for artists was put out online and artists were given a space on a first come first serve basis.

Artists allocated a space were: Graeme Durant, Sarah Fortais, Aiko Kubo, Vicky Lysons, Bex Massey, Tara Benjamin-Morgan, Tera Pechmannova, Chris Stokes, Katerina Strasser, Nye Thompson, Mariya Ustymenko, Ker Wallwork and Lillian Wilkie, alongside I’m not done/2 core artists Kathrin Bonnar, Matthew Edwards, Patricia Pisanelli and Cherelle Sappleton.

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Images courtesy of Matthew Edwards

From 10am until 7pm artists could use the space in The Archive Gallery to make work, test things and chat to each other about their practice. From 7pm the space was open to the public to see what was produced. During the open event core I’m not done/2 artists’ Kathrin Bonnar, Matthew Edwards, Patricia Pisanelli and Cherelle Sappleton, chatted about their work in progress for I’m not done/2.

The event aimed to allow anyone interested in the open call for I’m not done/2 an opportunity to gain further insight into the project prior to applying, either by taking part or attending the event. The event also aimed to set up a space/opportunity for artists to vary their conversations they have about unresolved/unrevealed elements of their process, and look at the effects of this.

Chat the event evolved from an element of process/thought running throughout Kathrin Bonnar’s work that thinks about unofficial collaboration/influence that effects her work, in the form of everyday chats/situations and how this is revealed or concealed in works.