Without You It’s Nothing
11th October 2008
part of Deptford X, London
presented by CollectingLiveArt, curated by Laura Eldret and PaulMart.
Individuals were invited to observe, participate and affect the process as we strived to allocate, divide and give a cultural value to the fund of £500 in this one day exhibition. Artists were invited to pitch for a hand full of the coins with propositions to realise an act independent of Deptford X. These moments are being played out in weeks following, creating their own subsequent events.
The panel aimed to support proposals, discuss merits, explore parameters and award some cash. The members of the panel were in flux changing throughout the day. Along with invited artists and curators, we invited people visiting the exhibition to propose an idea, artwork or act in return for remuneration. Without You It's Nothing did not attempt to steal the moment, but to capture the performance of the pitch and to ask if that instance is enough?
Contributing artists; Phil Ashcroft, Alex Baker, David Brazier, Rachel Lois Clapham – Open Dialogues, Ilsa Colsell, David Raymond Conroy, Ben Cove, Richard Dedomenici,James Ferris, The Hut Project, Dunstan James, Tania Koswycz, Matt & Ross, Jennifer Medwid, Marianne Mulvey, Harriet Murray, Lee Regan, Nick Symes, Laurence Taylor, Neil Taylor, Ben Washington and Samuel Williams.