Not As We Know It (NAWKI), 2017

nawki or ‘not as we know it’, organised by 12o collective began in 2016, with the intention to experiment with the art fair model, each iteration shifts its focus to a different framework with a selection of arts organisation/spaces across the UK invited to participate, resulting in a cross organisation collaborative outcome.

In 2017, on the 13 of July, the fair took the form of an artist film screening, experimenting with a platform specifically for digital, time-based works, where the shows constraints are responsive to the medium, becoming primarily durational, opposed to physical. Each organisation was invited to contribute a segment of artists digital and video work that was compiled to make a two hour long showcase, with each slot as the organisations respective ‘exhibition’.

The resulting video was screened simultaneously, at every participating space throughout the UK on 13th July 2017 starting at 6.30pm.

Our slot featured previously unseen work by Shen Xin and Ilona Sagar and new commission by Jade Annaw. We screened our exhibition on Leeds Millennium Square Big Screen and on our Landing Site online gallery.

SPUR artists:

Shen Xin

Ilona Sagar

Jade Annaw

Ruohan Wang

Essi Kausalainen