An artist and a writer talk about collaboration (2016-21)
(DRAFT)
or
THE WHOLE CONVERSATION ABOUT A MANIFESTO
IS PROBLEMATIC AND MOOT IN ITSELF

 

On 21 December 2016, an artist (Cliff Stevenson) and a writer (Joe Pierson) met in the 6th floor functions room of the Tate Modern London for a discussion about collaborating on an art work.

The discussion that ensued, the whole of which was filmed, lasted for around 100 minutes.  One of the conclusions reached that evening was that the discussion itself was an art work.  However, neither the artist nor the writer felt that the discussion in itself was an art work sufficiently resolved to be presented in its raw form.  Instead, the discussion was seen as a raw material from which a joint art work would be made.  The material was disassembled into 8 components which are presented as separate films indicated below.  In addition, summary and conclusions have been provided which gives a basic understanding of what was discussed and the conclusions that were reached.  

The summary and conclusions can be seen as one version of the final work.  It is not necessary to watch all 8 components.  They are provided as back-up materials providing more in-depth resources to experience the work in a more intense way.

NOTE THAT THIS PRESENTATION IS A FIRST DRAFT AND IS STILL IN SKETCHBOOK FORM.  IN THIS REGARD ANY FEEDBACK WOULD BE WELCOME. (cliffstevensonart@gmail.com

Links to the summary and each of the 8 components are provided below: