KK Outlet to stage Art Relay

Gallery KK Outlet has initiated this Art Relay project and exhibition based on the curiously named exquisite corpse game.

Danny Sangra (from the same relay team as Jackie Young)
Danny Sangra (from the same relay team as Jackie Young)

For the uninitiated, exquisite corpse requires two or more participants to contribute to the same piece, either with words or drawings.

KK Outlet has sought international artists, designers, musicians, and writers who have been put together in groups of four.

Inspired by the Olympics, contributors have looked equally to subjects such as of drug taking and surveillance, as they have to pride and discipline in their interpretations.

Jackie Young (from the same Art Relay team as Danny Sangra)
Jackie Young (from the same Art Relay team as Danny Sangra)

Keetra Dean Dixon’s piece, entitled Believers, assumes, ‘Every athlete’s journey has to start with faith – self belief and belief in those around them,’ according to the artist.

This piece was then received by Timothy Goodman, who responded with Doubters.

La Boulleur (from the same Art Relay team as Oskar Peet)
La Boulleur (from the same Art Relay team as Oskar Peet)

Goodman says ‘Keetra’s piece was a fragmentation of letters that spelled out the word believers. Playing off her system, I created a piece that manifested into the word Doubters. Athletes, like most of us, struggle with both belief and doubt simultaneously.’

Other teams have visually referenced each others work, including Andrew De Francesco, who has taken stills from a video piece by Danny Sangra and used them in his photo shoot for the project.

Oskar Peet (from the same art relay team as La Bolleur)
Oskar Peet (from the same art relay team as La Bolleur)

Meanwhile Dutch design consultancy La Bolleur has worked with its contributors to resurrect an ancient sport last played in 1895 which includes the redesign of uniforms and equipment.

Art Relay runs from 3-31 August at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB

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