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WHERE IS THE WORK? - Cornford and Cross

Matthew Cornford and David Cross have worked together since meeting at St Martins School of Art in 1987. In the main, their way of working has been to respond to a particular context or situation, by examining the problems that arise out of it. Accordingly, each of their projects has been radically different, not only in form but in function; the artists have not worked in a single media, but produced sculpture and installations, worked with video and photography, and created one-off events and sound works. One particular focus for the artists has been creating site-specific and commissioned projects for public spaces. Where is the Work? is the culmination of the artists' architectural and sculptural interventions in the public realm.

"Our interventions are often disruptive to everyday life, so realising them calls for close interaction with the organisations and people who occupy places and influence events. We are often in need of expert help and advice, and have worked with many highly skilled people from disciplines including architecture, aviation, filmmaking, software engineering, and town planning. Every art project we have carried out has encountered obstacles, which were only overcome with the flexibility shown by people prepared to take risks, go beyond conventional interpretations of their roles, and become active participants."
Cornford & Cross 2005

As part of the exhibition, Cornford & Cross have worked on the development of a new installation for aspex inspired by the history of the gallery's new home, a former naval storehouse. Titled Fire Down Below, the work reveals the hidden geometry of one of the magnificent doorways of the historic Vulcan Building.

TALKS, TOURS & SPECIAL EVENTS

New for aspex - Artists' Supper - Fri 23 Mar 2007, 7pm
An opportunity to meet with Cornford and Cross and discuss their work at an informal two-course supper hosted by the artists.
Tickets £15, please call 023 9277 8080 to book or email info@aspex.org.uk.


Cornford & Cross Gallery Talk - Sat 24 Mar 2007, 2pm
An opportunity to hear Cornford and Cross talk about their collaborative practice over the last twenty years.
Admission FREE, but places are limited so must be booked in advance.


Lunchtime Exhibition Tours - Tuesdays at 1pm
Learn more about the exhibition with aspex Director Joanne Bushnell or Exhibition & Marketing Co-ordinator Flora Fricker.
FREE, no booking required.

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