blake marques carrington     projects:     visual, sound, performance works     bandcamp     vimeo     instagram     contact     bio     cv  

  028 A Strong Hand That Nonetheless Gets You Nowhere / 2013  

  Buy book from Blurb (60 pages, $20)  

A Strong Hand That Nonetheless Gets You Nowhere is a book of open-ended scores by Blake Carrington and an exhibition of artists' enactments of those scores. It combines the architectural plans of religious spaces, stadiums, offices, barns and homes with site-specific infographics poetry. The notated plans then become catalysts for wide-ranging creative responses by 16 commissioned artists who are instructed to "play the scores in whatever way you see fit".

Hans Ulrich Obrist, speaking of Mies van der Rohe's temporary structure the Barcelona Pavilion, says that the pavilion's plan is a score for rebuilding it. For our purposes, each notated plan is a score for collaboratively building something ephemeral, immaterial, active, abstract or ambiguous.

The collaborative exhibition and performance event was held at This Red Door at Kunsthalle Galapagos in Brooklyn. Featuring:

  Buy book from Blurb (60 pages, $20)  


  < previous     next >  

  037 An Infinite Distance Between Two Points  
  036 The End of Information  
  035 Patti Smith Italy Tour  
  034 Strata Systems v02_NIJIMI  
  033 Killer Road  
  032 The Year We Make Contact  
  031 Bessarabia Ghost Tapes  
  030 Strata Systems v01_LOCI  
  029 Performance at The Icebox for Shaping a Signal  
  028 A Strong Hand That Nonetheless Gets You Nowhere  
  027 Apple Blossom Time  
  026 Loci_Convergence  
  024 Loci_Palimpsest  
  023 The Ornithologist Ghosthunter  
  022 Erosion/Evaporation (Scan Reina Sofia)  
  021 Interview in Post New Magazine  
  020 Haeinsa_Palimpsest  
  018 High and Low (Sightlines)  
  017 Dis/continuum  
  016 Cathedral Scan  
  015 Suomenlinna Ornithological Society  
  014 Loci_  
  012 Topoextension  
  011 ATS02: Solve  
  010 Interview with Belinda Haikes  
  007 ATS01: Wisp  
  006 ATS00: Catch  
  005 Moby the Mobile Projection Unit  
  004 Avalanche at Broad Street