The Bureau for the Validation of Art carried out a Validation process with Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn at the Hoe Street Central Bank for their artwork 'Bank Job'.
The BFTVOA is a performance artwork devised by Sarah Dixon and Sharon Bennett. In it, the artists perform a bureacratic Validation process using a series of questionnaires and a docket with a stamp. The work is intended to provoke uncertainty and questions around who gets to validate art, what makes art art, and how it feels to be judged, amongst other things. It simultaneously acts on another level - the inner mind which doesn't distinguish between performance and reality - as a meaningful and important ritual, allowing artists to psychologically experience validation.