RE:PERFORM - The Yellow Men at the Blue Oyster
RE:PERFORM - The Yellow Men (Jed McCammon & Clarke Hegan)
Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 24b Moray Place, Dunedin
Exhibition Runs: Wednesday 27 February - 23 March 2013
Performance Timetable follows
Part I of RE:PERFORM was born out of the interest in the publishing practice of newspapers that regularly run a ‘This Day in History’ section. Selecting a number of historical events and re-presenting them as connected by the sole common feature of their occurrence on one particular day raises the issue of selective narrativisation and the problematic construction of history through approved media outlets. Working with the Otago Daily Times from the period February 26 - March 14 2012 The Yellow Men will select an aspect of an article from the same day one year ago and reinterpret it through their performative practice. Each performance will result in the creation of an object that will then be displayed in the Sculpture Archive of the Blue Oyster. Every performance will be documented in the Audio Visual Archive. And each newspaper will be available to read in the News Archive. Touching on ideas of repetition, trivia and the banal, The Yellow Men re-serialise the day-in / day-out process of newsmaking to the point where the context of newsworthiness becomes entirely amorphous. We even have a celebrity birthday archive!
In Part II of RE:PERFORM (part of the 2013 Dunedin Fringe Festival) The Yellow Men will select an event from last year’s Dunedin Fringe Festival to re-perform each day in the Blue Oyster’s shipping container located in the Festival Hub in the lower Octagon. As in Part I their work will explore the process of selection, but rather than the news process Part II will interrogate the idea of ‘Fringe’ and what defines this already marginalised categorisation. The timetable for Part II will be released at the conclusion of Part I.
The Yellow Men are Jed McCammon and Clarke Hegan, both 2012 graduates of the Dunedin School of Art.
RE:PERFORM Part I Timetable
Tuesday 26/2: 5.30pm
Wednesday 27/2: 3.00pm
Thursday 28/2: 11:00am
Friday 1/3: 3.00pm
Saturday: 2/3: 1.00pm
Wednesday 6/3: 3.00pm
Thursday 7/3: 10.30am
Friday 8/3: 3.00pm
Saturday 9/3: 1.00pm
Blue Oyster Art Project Space | www.blueoyster.org.nz | Ph 03 479 0197
Basement, 24b Moray Place | PO Box 5903, Dunedin 9058
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 11am–5pm, Saturday 12pm–3pm
The Blue Oyster is supported by Creative New Zealand | Toi Aotearoa and Dunedin City Council | Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti