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"Godwottery: Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan"
2006-02-25 until 2006-03-26
UK United Kingdom
Godwottery is an exhibition of collaborative works by Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan at Transition in London on view February 25 through march 26, 2006. The result of months of suggestion, bickering and coercion, the exhibition forms another stage in the artists’ ongoing würstundgritz project, which highlights the contingencies and encounters of collaboration - through rudimentary props, ad-hoc devices, sculptures, books and films. The work is mis-aligned, wayward, and held precariously together by a shared interest in the fictional. Conjoining disparate elements in a willfully cock-eyed manner, würstundgritz runs alongside Cartwright and Jordan’s independent practices like a pet mongrel tugging at the leash.
godwottery - 1: An embellished or elaborate garden, usually composed of incompatible plants and objects 2: Affected use of archaic language. [From the line "A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!" in My Garden, Thomas Edward Brown, 1876]
More on the artists:
Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan are based in Manchester and have been trying to work together for a number of years. Recent manifestations of würstundgritz include The Last Picture Show, Undergrand, Clitheroe, 2004; The Goose Fair, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2004; Some Mild Peril, publication, 2004. In spring 2006, Book Works will be publishing their collaborative book: Alien Invaders: a guide to non-native species of the Britisher Isles.
Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan are featured in the first issue of Garageland, a new arts and culture magazine from Transition Editions - http://www.transitiongallery.co.uk/htmlpages/editions/Garageland_intro.html
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