A work made in response to the following invitation:

 

Dear Barry,

We are now programming our last exhibition as the current incarnation of Project Space 11.

Our lease ends on the 13th April and after this we will be taking a short hiatus until

we hear about our future funding in June/July.

 

As a contributing artist and someone we have really enjoyed working with, we would like to invite you to contribute to our final show, entitled £171. We are commissioning 10 artists from the past year's programme and inviting each one to invest a percentage of £171, the remainder of PS11's budget.

 

The purpose of these investments is to consolidate the future of PS11. This could be anything from actual monetary gain, ‘tips' for sustainability or artworks that will gain in value. The investments will help to support future artist-led activity led by PS11.

 

Each artist will be given £17.10. You can decide how you ‘invest' the money - whether to spend the whole amount yourself, or commission further artists.The only thing we ask if for there to be some sort of physical outcome that we can present in the space – this could be anything from a performance to camera, to a premium bond certificate. We will be installing the show

on the 2nd of April so would need your contribution before then.

 

In the outcome that your investment does make a financial gain, proceeds will be put towards PS11's future programme, but the artist will receive 20% commission.To get your £17.10 please email us with your bank details and we'll transfer it to your bank account. If you prefer you can invoice us for this amount with any receipts incurred (this could form part of the visual representation of the investment that will be exhibited in the project space).

 

Please let us know if you are interested in contributing, and thank you for your

continued support!

 

Best wishes,

 

Project Space 11

Image: detail of Mirrors, dimensions variable.

'Mirrors From Somewhere Else (#2,3,4,5 FOR PS11)', 2011

Mirrors, dimensions variable.

 

 

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