A calendar at the top of the steps at the Mackintosh Museum and a secretly planted book in the school's library were installed as part of the MFA interim show. The calendar was filled with 365 days of advice that had been given to me so far while attending the school and the book was non-descript but awarded the curious with it's unusual contents: a counter.
"Concept Structure Torture Survival Title" A solo show in New City Space which involved an installation, a video piece, a calendar, a performance and a lecture. In the images featuring a laser-cut version of Settlers of Catan artists were invited to play non-artists in a game to win prize money that was actually divided up evenly in case anyone felt particularly generous at the end of the game. An artist won, and he kept all of the money. The installation was a room sized spiralgraph that spread sawdust along the floor as it went around. The show reflected on the many parts of an artistic practice that tend towards extremes of either extroversion or introversion.
"FTFY" installation in New City Space, Glasgow
This was a link to a book that I scanned which does not have an e-book version yet. It is a kind of passive public distribution that is related to the theme of the book and brings up outdated policies in copyright law. The work exists as a loophole, but it is also using the fontface 'offline' to suggest that there is an irony to the concept of accessibility in a digital age. FTFY is shorthand for "Fixed That For You".
Materials: Spraypaint installation on window, font "Offline" and a scanned version of "What We Want is Free" put illegally online.
MFA Degree Show in the Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, Spiers Wharf, Glasgow. June 5-16, 2013
An intervention by John Nicol of Cedric Tai's exhibition
Intermedia Gallery, 6-26 July, 2013
This show is a microcosm of issues focusing on what is gained and lost when the framing of artwork becomes destabilised; a subversion of the authors' original intention as an exorcism of artistic preciousness.
What happens to everything in your studio when you're done making the
real work? What does it mean to create work in the absence of others? These are
some of the questions that come to mind as the new UK visa laws begins to affect
the location of Glasgow-based artists.
This is a solo show featuring the work of Cedric Tai,
but this is also a solo show featuring the work of John Nicol.
We hope you enjoy the exhibition, thank you for visiting.