Mike Chavez – Dawson

Mike took part in ‘White‘. Performing ‘Reworked part 3

This refers to the performance he did at The Contemporary Six gallery, for the ‘Paraphrase’ exhibition. The performance took place on Thursday 31st May 2012.

“Reworked was a responsive performance for ‘Paraphrase’ a show I devised and undertook in collaboration with fellow artist Richard Shields.

Taking the surrealist method ‘Frottage’ founded by Max Ernst in 1925, we provided variable pencil rubbings of the laser drawing ‘Details… (Portrait of Richard Shields, Inverted 09042012)’, we both reworked sections for 20minutes at a time, the performance took place on Thursday 31st May from 2.30pm until 5.30pm all drawings were available for £20 for the duration of the performance (all were purchased), afterwards the drawings escalated to £100 each (nfs).

During the performance two guest commentators made an appearance, 3pm – 4pm; Ryan Sewell twin brother of Brian an esteemed cultural critic in his own right, and from 4pm – 5pm Tim Rota associate director and curator of modern & contemporary collections. They kept a beady eye on on our activity – whilst making the odd comment and relevant quote to accompany the performance.

‘Reworked’ furthers both artists interest in value systems, labour and the participatory – alongside key issues and themes predominate in the overall ‘Paraphrase’ show.

Variable

Paper, Pencil, Laser drawing, Biro, Laptop, Furniture, Actors”

Mike recently featured within the ‘Ask A Curator’ event at the Cornerhouse, other recent projects have included; ‘The Bear Pit’, London. ‘Untitled Gallery’, PSL, Leeds. ‘Memory Flash’, Carter Presents, London. ‘Magda Archer: Crazy Mad’ Cornerhouse, Manchester. ‘Re-Covering’, Untitled Gallery, Manchester. Amongst many others.

(For ‘White‘ the pencil drawings produced by Mike were then available for £1, an incredible act of generosity to an appreciative audience.)

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