Bristol Diving School (Bristol, UK): Maps in Doubt
Artists in Residence at Oxygen Art Centre from June 8th to July 6th
Bristol Diving School (UK) is a collective of artists from Bristol, UK, four of whom are Artists-in-Residence at Oxygen Art Centre from June 8-July 6th, 2013. In its initial inception, Bristol Diving School (BDS) was a project that developed into a collective with the objective to erase individual authorship of an artwork through negotiation between those collaborating in its conception and production. So named for the building where the collective was formed in 2009, it operates both on and off-site as members of the twenty-strong collective extend the project through national and international activities. Within BDS collaboration is regarded as both method and subject, with all works accredited to Bristol Diving School: the project as the author, the artist. The group works primarily in New Media and Installation. For more information visit: http://new.bristoldivingschool.net/. For a look at their latest on-line project: http://www.p-e-r.net.
Bristol Diving School will use their residency to investigate the cultural heritage of Nelson as a research point and develop their findings into a body of work that questions, distorts and embellishes these historical narratives. By researching local history, integrating themselves into Nelson’s artist community and engaging the public in their process through participatory events, they hope to cultivate an archive produced through a collaborative process that takes on an (pseudo) anthropological form.
Artists’ Talk: Thursday, June 13th at 7pm
Visit their booth at Canada Day Celebrations at Lakeside Park: July 1st
Artwalk Opening: Friday, July 5th from 6-9pm
For more information visit the Oxygen Art Centre website at www.oxygenartcentre.org.
Oxygen is located at 320 Vernon St (Alley Entrance).