The Plurality of One
Curated by FormContent with Jesse Ash, Ed Atkins, Adam Avikainen and Maria Loboda
23 June—31 July 2010
The Plurality of One is a choral project carried out by four artists and three curators working in the double space of Monitor reflecting upon ideas of translation, variation and repetition in the works, through the introduction of an aural component to complement the exhibition’s physicality.
Assuming that ‘each is one in itself’ and that an object can be conceived as the relationship that is placed upon its parts in a world in process, plurality is thus the potentiality of “allowing an infinity of things to enter into a single, complex event” (John Cage, For the Birds, 1981).
The project focuses on the relationship between the conceptual presence and pre-existence of artworks and the possibility of alternative yet equivalent transmissions, whether oral, written or carried out through a reinvention or a re-shuffling of the works.
The Plurality of One is proposing a direct response to the condition of rethinking one’s work and practice in a specific time, space and situation. FormContent and the participating artists will try to ‘open their ears’ (and eyes) to capture the plurality of that number one while working together in the space of Monitor during the first week of June. The creative process will unfold in front of the eyes of the spectators and will be laid bare to the people that would want to witness this exchange of ideas.