The Modern Language Experiment presents
Sudo, in its purest form, evokes ownership ‘su’ and action ‘do’.
As the education sector in the UK moves into a new unprecedented period of change we feel that it is important to take ownership of our own educational paths and evoke action.
We are pleased to present “sudo document”, a four month educational programme consisting of a series of lectures and talks that will allow accessibility to the thoughts, ideologies and pedagogical studies of important Curators, Artists and Gallerists throughout the UK working both independently or through institutions.
These lectures and talks will then form a publication that will be launched after the educational programme is completed; this will feature an over view of the programme as well as artworks and writings from all the contributors. This will be made available for reference at educational Libraries and also for sale in bookshops.
Cathy Lomax - Is an artist and Director of Transition Gallery. Transition is an independent and innovative gallery and publisher founded in October 2002. The gallery shows work by both emerging and established contemporary artists as well as producing publications and periodicals. Cathy's lecture will be about:
The traditional gallery system is distasteful – gentleman gallerists carousing with oligarchs to flog overpriced artworks by artists who often profess to have a social conscience. The alternative is working within the subsidised arts where securing funding is a prize only awarded to those who know how to play the game.
The whole system is full of contradictions and being an artist is as hard as it always has been. Artists need to take control and devise new models – stop the researching and the empty words and start doing. The way forward is not to compartmentalise but to integrate the making, showing, working and watching.