Monday 26 January 2009

Locus+ Talk at ECA, Monday 2nd February 2009

Edinburgh Contemporary Presents:


Main Lecture Theatre

Edinburgh College of Art

Monday 2nd February 2009

                                                     <<Edinburgh Contemporary Presents - Locus+.pdf>> 4:30pm

Locus+ is a visual arts commissioning agency that works with artists on the production and presentation of socially engaged, collaborative and temporary projects, primarily for non-gallery locations. In each project place or context is integral to the meaning of the artwork. To date we have completed over 50 projects touring to a further 25 other venues, produced over 20 publications and 9 artists multiples.

Locus+ creates new opportunities for artists, whose work is issue-based, to work in different contexts and across formats. Locus+ responds to and initiates projects with a great degree of flexibility and freedom. They have worked with artists with significant reputations as well as others beginning their careers. They afford equal value to each project regardless of scale or location. Every Locus+ project is generated by the organisation: they do not act as a host for existing projects.

Although Locus+ was formally established in April 1993 it was preceded by the Basement Group (1979 to 1984) and Projects UK (1982 to 1992) the first office-based organisation in the UK. The organisation is recognised as a key regional, national and international agency for the development of new initiatives in the realisation of visual art and cross-media projects.

Image: Tatzu Oozu Hotel Monument

Edinburgh Contemporary is a research and development consortium involving Edinburgh College of Art, Collective Gallery, The Embassy, Stills and the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. It will be officially launched at the Collective Gallery at 7:00pm on Friday 13th February 2009

Locus+ have been invited to give this talk at Edinburgh College of Art by the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

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Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201