The above text, over the last few years, has been scrawled across the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. This graffiti is perhaps as throwaway as it is temporary. But perhaps not, perhaps it has something to tell us about how divided and alienated we have become, especially in our thinking.
Throughout the residency at ZK/U Andrew will test the assumption that, despite the vast spread of global inter-connectivity, we are socially severed and intellectually isolated from each other like never before. The practical shape of the residency will unfold via a rhythm of invitation, encounter, and production. Adopting the ‘NASA LIE’ graffiti as a starting point Andrew will initiate appropriate avenues for formal and informal conversation such as interviews, meals, or workshops.
The residency is an opportunity to experiment with new ways of working whilst reflecting on the methods and assumptions that drive his existing practice.