07/02/2008

Initiative & Institution Symposium

Saturday, 08.03.08, 12.00
question education
trigger talks:
matthew cornford (cornford & cross),
alex johnson (yoke & zoom)
sam curtis
chair: robert mull

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Yoke and Zoom are Nina Coulson (BA Interactive At, MA Curating) born 1974 and Alex Johnson (BA interactive Art, MA Urban Design) born 1970.

Based in Worcestershire, U.K. Yoke and Zoom are an artist-led family whose work combines universal concerns with domestic private moments and relationships.

Yoke and Zoom’s practice involves instigating¬† collaborations, and making interventions into multiple public spaces both in the urban and rural context, encouraging communication between people and questioning the politics of art production in the public realm. Often context specific, artworks involve distribution, re-appropriation, problem solving and post production.

Yoke and Zoom work in a variety of media, practice is not limited to one style of working, allowing the freedom to draw from a variety of influences and to respond to changing situations.  Each project is featured on: www.yokeandzoom.com

Yoke and zoom are currently setting up MOVEMENT an artist led project space on the platform of a city railway station.

Next project: Cottage Industry- Artist in residence , New Art Gallery, Walsall.

www.yokeandzoom.com

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Question:

How can the actions of artist-initiated projects effectively educate institutions?

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