GRRR! Task Update - CRITIQUE in a bottle from Sian Superman

GRRR! TASK UPDATE – CRITIQUE IN A BOTTLE FROM SIAN SUPERMAN

We received the critique for Task No.02 from Sian Superman in the post in the form of a message in a bottle. The lid to the bottle didn’t come off without a struggle (we learned later it had been stuck on with glue and wasn’t supposed to come off at all) Contained within the bottle was a piece of paper 3 1/2 metres long onto which the critique had been hand written. Below is a transcribed version of this. Thanks to Sian..

hello keeler & tornero — or is it torner keelero? OR

torneeler keelinerino?

MANY VARIATIONS-

‘KT’

(which is a bit like

kentish town)

anyway- HELLO!

this is from me,

sian from

grrrr!-

i.e.

a) one half of

GRRRR!

b) 50% of GRRRR!

c) 1/2

1/2 = me =me and pandora*

*pandora  _ _ _ _    _M _

Pandora Vaughan of

London (and a citizen

of the world although

she has some ‘Citizen

of Nowhere’ badges)

ANYWAY –

hello! i hope you

both are well. what

is well? well is good.

well is fine – i

hope – because i do

not know so i am

hoping  _ _   _ _ _ _  my

anticipation to forsee

you as two –

you (kt)

are –

well – good.

i hope you have

wellness. i hope

you are owning your

own (own)

WELL-BEING

very well

you – are –

SIMILARLY –

TWO

(like GRRRR!)

one half, 50%,1/2 = K

one half, 50%,1/2 = T

am i well?

thank you – i am

well too. A sunny

morning and i am

writing to you, as

part of your

(yes we’re getting to

it)

KeelerTornero

ART Task!

(grrrr #2)

and so, we need to get to

the hub of the matter

the heart of the issue

_ _ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _    _ _ _ _ _

(diagram of heart)

_ _ _ _ _  sort of heart thing

– the

centre –

– the

crux –

– the

bones –

of the thing itself.

And that is, the

CRITIQUE

of the wonderful –

very MARVELLOUS!!

50+ objects which you

found and created and

your unique + inimitable

(do they mean the same

thing?) KeelyTornery. WAY!

its almost as if it were

a memory test, looking

back at it now – to

memorise and recite all 50

(plus more!) objects on a

type of generation game

kind of way. a conveyor belt

of delight and mystery

(and a cuddly toy)….all

of these objects emerge

therefore and reveal a

grand prize… the CAR!

or maybe a yacht.

ANYWAY

_ _ _ _ _ _ _

The WWI (? not II??)

helmet! our Rabbit friend.

the cans – painted – plus

painting of the cans on

board. the tiny houses, ladders,

the plastic turkey that

Fred thought was totally

bizarre… the colander!

the bird, a dog, a

beautiful sock glued onto

a piece of board. how

those objects smelled of

paint plus toil plus trouble the

moment they came – VIA

the suitcase of course!! –

heart on it

they lurked. they stood. they

giggled on the corner. they

were arranged like the

mythical elements of a

fantastical story. they

were shown, at grrrr,

but i think that is not all.

for WHAT DID HAPPEN

when we locked the door &

lowered the shutters at night?

what did those cheeky

young ‘objects’ do once the

light was off? & in

the thrall of a full

moon, as the youths from

queens crecent circled the

building on stolen mopeds –

high on modern drugs –

cashaying (sic) to the sound

of the reggae from the

family who lived upstairs

from the community

centre? the monkey on

the colander…… rolling

about the grrrr art

space with the turkey –

turning up the radio to

dance through the night.

that little dog… hand in

paw with the tiny man

who scaled the turkey –

laughing along to MONKEY

and his excellent 2

tone ska dance.

SOMEtimes we would get

into grrrr and the kitchen

would be a state. beer

bottles everywhere. ‘ those

little tykes!’ we’d smile

as we cleared up the empty

crisp wrappers… for your

art and our task came to

life in the grrrr! space.

it boogied with the band –

it sang with the dawn

chorus. it wept when

it heard the market

traders packing up for the

evening. your art lived

at our place,

YOUR

ART

gave everyone a little bit

of joy, hope, happiness + fun.

IT DID!

thankyou for being

part of grrrr! and doing

the challenge in four (or was

it five??) days.

WHAT WE LEARNT:

Objects do come to life at

night!

WHAT DID YOU LEARN?

(please fill in):

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

thank you. i thank you

managed to make the

sacred from the profane.

i do apologise for breaking

the PARROT WHO TRIED TO

FLY…he just would

not be stopped but his

wings were painted down

so it just didnt work

out.

RIP PARROT

(or did you glue him

back together).

so… what do we all

do now? _ _ _ _ _  grrrr?

yes, you have your tasks

and we the

grrrrsters

(sounds like ginsters)

wish you well…

we want you to

SUCCEED

to

WIN

to

PAINT

to

LIVE

and we would like you to

LAUGH too

and raise a glass to old

PARROTY

(diagram of parrot)

keelertornero = 10/10

thank you for getting this

far.

stay in touch. keep warm.

don’t accept money from

strangers –

lots of love,

grrrr! at least 50%of them

or half or 1/2 X

 

 


Five star 2016 Acrylic on canvas 10x10cm Sian Superman

GRRR! Task update - a film by Sian Superman in which she answers questions about ART

GRRR! TASK UPDATE – A FILM BY SIAN SUPERMAN IN WHICH SHE ANSWERS QUESTIONS ABOUT ART

We’ve asked each artist we work with on this project to answer some questions about what they do and why they do it. Here is Sian Superman of GRRRR! answering some of these in the form of a short film she made herself.


GRRRR! Task. 50 (at least) painted objects. 2107 KEELERTORNERO

GRRRR! TASK UPDATE - TRUTH 3000. 50 painted objects

 GRRRR! TASK UPDATE –  TRUTH 3000. 50 PAINTED OBJECTS

The Grrrr! task TRUTH 3000 was to paint 50 objects that somehow reveal our truth and our secrets. We make more than 50 pieces in the end, all made in the four days before being displayed at the GRRRR! pop up gallery in Kentish Town. The suitcase at the bottom of the page, found in the street near Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington was used to transport the objects to the gallery, itself becoming one of the pieces. It was a lot of fun doing this task and because we only had a few days to complete it in, it forced us to get really focused. Let us know what you think of the results..

GRRRR! Task. 50 (at least) painted objects. 2107 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task. 50 (at least) painted objects
GRRRR! Task Pieces 4/8/10 of 50 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 4/8/10 of 50. Wood, Ceramic, Acrylic, Board
GRRRR! Task Pieces 14/26 of 50. Ceramic, Acrylic, Board 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 14/26 of 50. Ceramic, Acrylic, Board
GRRRR! Task Pieces 7/18 of 50. Wood, Plastic, Emulsion, Acrylic, Board 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 7/18 of 50. Wood, Plastic, Emulsion, Acrylic, Board
GRRRR! Task Pieces 38/15 of 50. Wood, Plastic, Acrylic 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 38/15 of 50. Wood, Plastic, Acrylic
GRRRR! Task Pieces 13/35 of 50. Fibreglass, Plastic, Acrylic 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 13/35 of 50. Fibreglass, Plastic, Acrylic
GRRRR! Task Pieces 6/19 of 50. Wood, Plastic, Emulsion, Acrylic, Board 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 6/19 of 50. Wood, Plastic, Emulsion, Acrylic, Board
GRRRR! Task Pieces 3/27 of 50. Metal can, Acrylic, Board 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 3/27 of 50. Metal can, Acrylic, Board
GRRRR! Task Pieces 11/36 of 50. Metal can, Acrylic, Board 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 11/36 of 50. Metal can, Acrylic, Board
GRRR! Task Pieces 37/49 of 50. Metal can, Acrylic, Board 2017 KEELERTORNEROR
GRRRR! Task Pieces 37/49 of 50. Metal can, Acrylic, Board
GRRRR! Task Piece 50 of 50. Suitcase, Acrylic 2017 KEELERTORNERO
GRRRR! Task Pieces 50 of 50. Suitcase, Acrylic

GRRRR! girls Pandora Vaughan and Siân Superman

TASK No.02: Grrrr! - Truth 3000

TASK NO.002: GRRRR! – TRUTH 3000

The second task has been set by the GRRRR! artists : Siân Superman and Pandora Vaughn. Truth 3000 – the task is to make 50 painted objects out of found materials which reveal your truth. And your secrets.

We have set artists KEELERTORNERO this task for both our exhibition TRUTH MACHINE, and as part of  their KT-LAB project.

‘Times are tough. And for these tricky moments we need artists who can step up to the plate. The plate of art. KEELERTORNERO must be the people to do it. They will find objects and either display a universal, ungovernable truth in them – or a personal secret. Will we be able to tell the difference? Didn’t Kierkegaard argue that “subjectivity is truth” and “truth is subjectivity”? Yeah, he did.’

The challenge will take place the week of May 22 2017 at Grrrr! and will finish on Sunday 28 May with a display of the works and a chance to buy them.

Grrrr! is an art pop up. Latest exhibition Truth Machine shows work from Pandora Vaughan, Cathy Ward, KEELERTORNERO, Louise Mason, Tessa Norton and Siân Superman. We’ve been featured in Time Out, the New European and on the cover of the KentishTowner. 44 Ashdown Crescent, London NW5 4QE (behind William Hill on Queens Crescent) Bus: 24, 46, C11. Nearest tube: Belsize Park or Chalk Farm. Overground: Kentish Town West.

Grrrr! 3000. Work in progress KEELERTORNERO
Grrrr! 3000. Work in progress. May 2017
Grrrr! 3000. Work in progress KEELERTORNERO
Grrrr! 3000. Work in progress. May 2017