An exhibition of site-responsive sculptural and performance work by Sogol Mabadi, Emma Reid & Craig Thomson.
Park Centre, Baxter Park, Dundee
29 – 31 August
Open Install: 29 August, 3-6pm
Preview with Open Stage: 29 August, 6-9pm
Conversation over Coffee with invited speakers Beth Savage and Annie Crabtree: 30 August, 3-4pm
Exhibition Open: 30 August & 31 August, 10am-4pm
May Meet In Mutual showcases newly developed work by Mabadi, Reid and Thomson. Responding to the situation of the Park Ranger Centre within Baxter Park, the artists share a common interest in boundaries, edges, and the in between and how these affect peoples’ interaction and relations.
Sogol Madadi (b.1985 Tehran) grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden and moved to London in 2005. She has a Foundation Diploma from Kensington & Chelsea College and a BA (Hons) from The Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2010 and receiving the Bram Stoker award for best imaginative work in the GSA degree show that year.
Emma Reid graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2012. She is fascinated by the boundaries a society constructs around behaviour, particularly between the unacquainted. She makes installation work, often using pre-recorded or live-feed video, playing with the role of the viewer, acknowledging that surprise, intimacy, humour or tension can accompany a feeling of self-consciousness that simply comes from an awareness of the experience of our own body.
Craig Thomson graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2012. He is an artist, musician and writer currently living and working in Fife. He produces drawings and sculptural works that often take inspiration from his day job as a timber frame carpenter; turning this hands on experience towards an investigation into the absurd and precarious nature of human relations to materiality which underlies the everyday.
Conversation Over Coffee: 3-4pm, Saturday 30 August.
Relaxed discussion event facilitated by Beth Savage with invited speaker, Annie Crabtree. Join this Conversation Over Coffee alongside the artists to navigate the potentials and complexities of site responsive artistic/curatorial practice and what it might mean to work in this way today.