28 May 2013

The Roadside Museum: News and Information


The Roadside Museum is an experimental project examining the feasibility and/or desirability of fast forwarding the ageing process of artists' work through biological and chemical decay.
13 artists were selected from an international open call which invited proposals for work to be buried for one year on a farm in the north-west of England in May 2013. Artworks were buried unprotected in a field at a depth of 6 feet.  The site was chosen due to its location in a high water table with acidic soil which will accelerate the degradation process.

The artists selected for the project are:

Sarah CarneGraham DunningBarbara EkströmStig EvansVeronika LukasovaFred MartinSamira Shafiei NejadRiitta OittinenRaksha PatelTopp & DubioPeter TrukenbrodAlana Tyson and Chris Wood.

The project allows for a range of media to be considered in relation to the progression of time and decomposition whilst providing unique documentation of the West Lancashire region. It has been conceived as an experimental ‘art’ residency due to the predicted physical transformation of the objects involved and how the artists/viewers engage with and respond to this change.
In June 2014, works will be unearthed, documented and prepared for a public exhibition.
Documentation and updates will follow. Please email any queries to John O'Hare (project manager, curator) and Gordon Culshaw (curator) at freespaceprojects@gmail.com.