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The Chamber Maid: A performance and curatorial project which explores the role of the curator, and the notion of ‘Work’

FRANCIS, Anna-Marie (2011) The Chamber Maid: A performance and curatorial project which explores the role of the curator, and the notion of ‘Work’. [Show/Exhibition]

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The Chamber Maid was a performance and curatorial project which explored the role of the curator, and the notion of ‘Work’. Critiquing the way that artists and artist-curators are usually forced to do more than one ‘job’ at a time. The project was shown as a curatorial project and performance staged first in a design hotel in Brussels, during the Trajector Art Fair, a contemporary alternative art fair, running alongside Art Brussels in April 2011. Later the same year it was commissioned during Platform P, a live art event in a hotel. The Chamber Maid involved curating miniature artworks, around the theme of hotels and motels, and showing them on a Chamber Maid’s trolley. The performance aspect involved cleaning the hotel, whilst talking about the works of art: doing what many artists and artist/curators do, namely, two jobs at once.
Documentation from the performance was also shown in an exhibition in Stadt galerie, Salzburg, Aug-Sept. 2012 as part of an exhibition called CAMouflage, curated by Antonio Manfredi (Art Director of the Casoria Art Museum in Naples.)

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies > Art and Design
Depositing User: Anna FRANCIS
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 07:56
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 15:54
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1202

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