Projects like ExLab in Dorset take a while to reflect upon. As always, with art projects that are research led and installed at the last minute into their exhibition location, documenting them prior to launch is impossible. (I mention that on my home page and illustrate it with a series of slides from Dialogue Project of 2013). With the scattered sites, on beaches, in cottages and on cliff tops we decided to produce a pre-show catalogue giving the backstory to the research and release a later one that would share lots of lovely images, alongside comments from artists, visitors stewards and others involved. It’s been set free today and I’m very pleased to be able to share it with you here, as a download. It’s always good to know the context of work as it makes the experience even richer on reflection.
As a growing story I think you will see how a has developed over the years, it’s a brilliant project. For good measure, and so that you can see the “Big Picture” – after all, it was Big Picture that commissioned ExLab, I’ve also made available the other 2 handbooks. See below for links.
ExLab 1 handbook 2010-2011
ExLab 2 handbook 2011-2012