Shift/Work 28/3/12

By the sea, circa nineteen thirty three

 

Shift/Supervisor: Lucy Stein

 

Vernissage 17:00-18:30hrs

 

28th March 2012 C02 Project Space, Edinburgh College of Art

 

by the sea,
circa nineteen thirty three,

between the wars,
pre civil war.
hot and blue and shimmery.
glistening salty skin.

cicadas and gulls,
dirty martinis.

lobster, fish in wicker baskets
stray cats sunning themselves on the promenade.

you're half asleep on the beach with salt in your eyes and the midday sun bearing down on your lids.
languid, your limbs are elongated from swimming out to the buoys.
picasso said you should always be sure to work after lunch.

 

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Shift/Workers will work with found images of interwar Mediterranean bohemianism, to produce and install a series of new works designed to transform the Project Space into a Weimar-era Cote D'Azur.

The opening at 5pm will feature the results of the day-long workshop.

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In March 2012, Lucy Stein supervised By the sea circa nineteen thirty three, a day shift based on found images of interwar Mediterranean bohemianism, working alongside a group of shiftworkers to produce and install a series of new works that generated the ambience of Weimar-era Cote D’Azur. While it followed an iterative structure designed by Stein, this workshop was ends-oriented, resulting in a large installation that was the main focus on the public finissage. In this sense, Stein’s workshop was closer in its structure to a charrette, a collective process that involves a group of designers working towards the solution of a problem. The specific mise-en-scene of the Weimar-era Cote D’Azur was a specific occurrence of a strategy that could be applied to any given visual trope, but the idea of working towards a goal nevertheless remains. 

lucy stein

by the sea, circa nineteen thirty three