The exhibition between actualisation and virtualisation, repetition and difference.
This is an exhibition idea in constant flux; existing as a growing set of artist’s instructions which are fulfilled in various formats in various cities around the world.
“do it stems from an open exhibition model, and exhibition in progress. Individual instructions can open empty spaces for occupation and invoke possibilities for the interpretations and rephrasing of artworks in a totally free manner. do it effects interpretations based on location, and calls for a dovetailing of local structures with the artworks themselves. The diverse cities in which do it takes place actively construct the artwork context and endow it with their individual marks or distinctions… No two interpretations of the same instructions are ever identical.” Hans Ulrich Obrist
Satis House carefully selected 6 specific artist’s instructions to realise in the space. Each of these, in different ways, explores, recontextualises or deconstructs the domestic environment as a potential site for the presentation of contemporary art.
Using a pipe and a cable detector locate all the cables and metalwork hidden below the surface of a chosen wall. Loosely mark their location using a light blue pencil.
1. Get your neighbour’s photo album
2. Give the neighbour yours in exchange
3. Enlarge all the pictures to 8 x 10
4. Frame them in some simple fashion and and hang them on the walls of your apartment
5. Your neighbour should do the same with your album
Two people sit down in a chair in front of each other. The two will be seated holding a cube of red ice (they should make the cube with red ink). At a certain point the ice of one of them will have melted before the other. That person will be the good blood.
1/2 cup chopped onions
8 garlic cloves
10 dried jalapeño chillies
100 grams chopped fresh ginger
2 tablespoons chopped Chinese parsley
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon shrimp paste
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons oil
Electric blender or food processor
Electric or gas stove
Glass jars with good lids (many)
Combine all the ingredients except the oil in a blender and process until smooth.
Heat up the small skillet on medium high heat and add the oil. Slowly fry the paste for 5 minutes until it is fragrant.
Remove and store in the jars for distribution.
Find some entirely red thing in your environment, indoors or out, and exhibit it for as long as you wish, but answer with direct information to anyone who remarks or notices what you have displayed.
Elmgreen & Dragset
Choose a dining table, round or square, but not too big. Cover the top with a tablecloth and place two white china plates, two sets of forks and knives and two wine glasses on it. Pull the tablecloth off the table and leave the cloth and the crashed china and glasses on the floor beside the table.