A project by Blaine Western and Michael Parr, 2012
The Loft was Made for No one, by Auckland artists Michael Parr and Blaine Western, staged an oblique interpretation of the practice of Henry Kulka, one of New Zealand’s Viennese modernists, Western and Parr’s installation turns on thinking of architecture as a set of events, spatial contrivances, and conceptual gestures facilitating flexible and blurred usage of private and social space. The project uses lyrical indirection as a strategy for clarifying the accents of the everyday.
The Newspaper Reading Club Daily by LA-based artist Fiona Connor and Copenhagen and New York City-based artist Michala Paludan, was a three day event that happened on the installation of Western and Parr:
For the duration of the exhibition we will set up a FM radio transmitter to broadcast a daily live version of the Newspaper Reading Club Daily. Every day different guests will read a periodical of their choice. The guests have been asked to negotiate the paper the way they normally do and narrate it as they go: looking at a picture on the front page, the headlines, the date, go to the back, glance at the funnies, pull out the section they want, read a bit here, go to the front page, read an article etc. – Connor and Paludan
Image courtesy of artsdiary.co.nz