01/08/2010 § Leave a comment
Hanna Clarke and Kit Merritt
Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August 2010
At Floor 3, Building 2, 92 Whitepost Lane, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
1 WEEK is the product of seven 24-hour installments exploring the notions of the heterogenous archival practice of Hanna Clarke and Kit Merritt. Within each 24-hour episode, both artists, confined to a make-shift office environment, submit to rigorously recorded performance using traditional communication systems to interview non-mutual acquaintances. Each contact is cold-called with journalistic impartiality to yield confession-like responses. In DAY 1 – DAY 7, using film, recorded audio, photographs, diagrams and text, a wealth of data has been collected and archived to produce an ongoing idiosyncratic portrait of its participants so far.
On DAY 7, the final performance of the ongoing collaboration, the artists continued collating more data, conducting live interviews with visitors, which were then added to the final exhibited archive. DAY 7 will commenced 8pm on Friday 30th July, for 24 hours, when the doors were opened to the public, to come and watch the process and partake in being interviewed if they wished.
The DAY 7 performance ended 8pm on Saturday 31st July and the archive was re-opened to visitors for the final day of Hackney WickED Festival, August 1st.