Afterthought - Workshop by Forerunner (Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch)
Saturday 14 November 2020
11:00 - 13:30
Online via Zoom
Limited places: Booking essential
Afterthought is a workshop / clinic for professional artists that is focused on collaborative methods of working and problem-solving. It is led by Forerunner (Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch). The clinic will involve an artist talk by Forerunner that focuses on a series of project case studies, each of which presented a different challenge. Artists who participate in the workshop are invited to bring a project or problem they are currently working to resolve.
Being able to adapt, manipulate and understand your surroundings is a form of empowerment. From DIY culture to forms of spatial interruption, Forerunner’s practice is characterised by a refusal to accept the limits of architectural space, and an interest in uncovering some of the complexity within its history. For The Law is a White Dog, they have been concerned with the necessary conditions for access: to artwork, to an exhibition space, to a research context and its visual language. Forerunner has looked to design accommodations such as audio description and ‘fish ladders’ as conceptual and material points of reference for their project.
Forerunner is a collaborative vehicle used at present by artists Tom Watt, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch. In their separate practices, they are interested in the history of art practices and the fabrication and creation process used or deemed usable as an artist. Combined, their collaborative practice presents an ambitious interrogation of objects, environments and uses, at architectural scale. Over the past two years, their work has begun to encompass a desire to quietly upgrade or criticise by ‘fixing’. Recent collaborative efforts include Misplaced Concreteness, a domestically-scaled hillside dam with Grizedale Arts, UK (2017-ongoing); Architecture of Change, VOID Derry, curated by Mary Cremin (2018); Museum of Mythological Waterbeasts, Ormston House, Limerick, curated by Mary Conlon and Niamh Brown (2018); and Brute Clues, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, curated by Tessa Giblin (2016).|
This workshop within The Law is a White Dog has been funded by Galway County Council Arts Office. Priority is given to Galway-based artists.
TULCA Festival of Visual Arts
The Law is a White Dog curated by Sarah Browne
6 - 22 November 2020
Image credit: Forerunner, Misplaced Concreteness, 2017-ongoing.