Ben Judd and James Chinnock organised with students from Leeds Metropolitan
University a meeting at ®edux
to discuss the possibilities of curating
four projects in the space, to be held
over May 2006. The question was raised
of secret or fanatical societies, or
which may inadvertantly induce, in a
a re-enactment of the
The necrological society is developed perversely in particular institutional
structures as a private 'aesthetic'.
aesthetic is deployed in these kinds of societies?
And how can specific reference by objects and/or
in the space be made to society by miming these micro-societies,
and how does the behaviour of their members, in perversely idiosyncratic
rituals, manifestos of beliefs,
or in the highly organised
conformity implicit in the governing rules effect understanding
of the conditions within which they live?
The acting out by the artists themselves as members,
draws attention to the communitarian. Is
their activity then a futile reflection,
if overlapping and converging with institutions they themselves belong
to as consumers, such as the art-world,
and the market? A performance by James
Chinnock was enacted by instruction from an absent member of the group.
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