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IN CON with(15)…Neil Ferguson & Amanda Francis 230 Steps Between

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IN CON with(15)…Neil Ferguson and Amanda Francis. 230 steps between. 4 & 5th October 2019.

“that part of town you don’t have to go to…you are already there, you know it…”

George Perec

The process of Brexit has thrown into stark contrast the conditions and experiences between various communities living in the UK, illuminating the difficulties of existing in expanding global realities.

But what implications does this have on being local?

Fact: for over 30 years Neil and Amanda have lived 230 steps apart …

230 steps between… is a collaborative project between Neil Ferguson and Amanda Francis formed out of a series of meetings, writings and agreed activities exploring differing senses and experiences of being local.

What observations do Neil and Amanda (who both identify with the status of migrant) actually share? How might the presentation of their selected images, sounds and objects influence what others, notice, see or think?

Yes, observations keep being made, but is this what being local means?

What habits do neighbourhoods cultivate? What do we notice or ignore? What is worth recording? The collaboration offers modes of interaction to “place” or “situate” the visitor.
The work explores differing narratives and archiving of information, shared times that Neil and Amanda recognise and allow opportunities for others to personalise.

IN CON with(14)…Neil Ferguson & Calum Storrie, TING FOR DOT, June 7 & 8, 2019 Redacting texts,…applying thinglyness to “things”. Ferguson and Storrie have redacted a variety of publications from Beckett plays and short stories to free gallery handout sheets, cookbooks and detective novels. …TING FOR DOT is an interactive event where the audience will be asked to apply their own redacting systems to TING FOR DOT texts. Tools and text to redact will be supplied. …organizing meaninglessness in “things”?

IN CON with(12 & 13) Neil Ferguson & Karen Turner

INCON 12&13

INCON with(13)… at CAVESPACE,
“THE Same but different “…,
81 Tachbrook Street, Pimlico, SW1V 2QP,
25 – 28th October 2018


INCON with(12)… at IN Conversation with…
“THE Same but different “…,
Saturday 13th October 2018, 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Sunday 14th 2.30pm – 5.00pm.