(PRE)FAB-lab Research Project


Fringe Arts Bath 2016

Curated by Elaine Fisher & Lucy Gresley

PREFAB-Lab (Practice, Research, Exhibition) is an exploratory trial and interim analysis exhibition offering a view of artistic research through the lens of a Science Laboratory. Using the familiar language and visual references of the lab we want to ask 'What does artistic research look like?' 'How and where does it function?' 'What are the results?'

PREFAB-Lab aims to explore the potential 'lack of fit' between artistic research and its publication at exhibition. How does the site of the exhibition define an artist's work? What is the relationship between studio practice and exhibited work? What possibilities does the exhibition offer to research interests?

We are asking for artists to participate in the lab (minimum requirement of 3 days) during the FAB16 festival with two in-takes starting on either Saturday 28th May or Wednesday 1st June and culminating in an interim analysis exhibition which will end on Sunday 12th June.

Research concerns need not be tied to the site of the Lab, however, participants must undertake some Lab-work each day of their trial. We will be asking you to share and debate your research with your peers and undertake routine lab protocols aimed at offering the viewing public an opportunity to consider the work behind an artist's work.

Selection will be based on achieving a broad spectrum of research concerns at different stages of the research process and a commitment to participate fully in PREFAB-Lab.

Key dates:

14 March deadline for applications

7 April selected participants notified

27th May PREFAB-Lab Preview 6pm


Free submission, deadline 14/03/16.

online form: http://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/prefablab/524

email: PREFAB-LAB@fringeartsbath.co.uk

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