#GR5-RMX / Claudia Massie
as part of Annuale 2011
Studio128, Edinburgh // 1-2 July, 2011
(Free and accessible to all)
Opening Friday 1 July 6-9pm, featuring live ‘remix’ by Elph and supported by AnCnoc Highland Single Malt Whisky
Saturday 2 July, 10am-8pm
go reborn invite ten Scotland-based artists to ‘remix’ the landscape paintings of Claudia Massie (ECA, drawing & painting, 2000) in producing work for #GR5-RMX.
Working in line with how modern music releases are passed on to be remixed by a third party, the invited creative is asked to respond to and re-interpret Massie’s original piece. There are no go reborn limitations or guidelines to how this re-action is to be presented.
Remixing is nothing new in the art world; artists are heavily influenced through the generations; intellectual property is cunningly massaged down the chain; while, most recently, songs are professionally passed on with the direct requirement of developing upon an original idea. And it’s on the latter point that this project is essentially honed.
Massie’s paintings are moved by dramatic environment and weather. Massie also cites the plantations prevalent around her rural Perthshire home as of major interest in her work as “despite being entirely unnatural, are actually a real kind of wilderness. They are areas people mostly don’t visit and often despise.”
Ten artists – including sculptors, screen-printers and photographers – each choose an original Massie canvas or oil-board (one per person) as starting point. This work is then theirs to keep. Perhaps they will want to compliment, embellish and help re-imagine the works they are handed. Do they see the Massie works as a style alien and contradictory to their own credibility? Will the brief trigger a new realisation within both the new and original artists’ work, and are go reborn right to play part in this influence?