REAP international artist Anne Bean presents Today’s the Day
One year ago, Autumn 2004,Anne Bean asked 72 people to be custodians of a teddy, physically or metaphysically for a year.
In its twelve-month journey, the teddy project has morphed through many states of existence. Transformed by successive contexts, the bears have made the shifts from children’s toy to artist’s multiple; readymade to customised art object. They have existed in real-time as 365-day durational performance, then been translated through the distorting mirror of documentation; have intervened in the arena of the everyday, then returned to the bounded art-space; been fragmented into 72 separate site-specific installations then reassembled as a single cabinet of curiosity.
As part of REAP the teddies return to Coleman Project Space for the Today’s the Day exhibition.
Todays the Day Teddies message board, www.artsadmin.co.uk/artists/ab/reapmessageboards.htm
Reap exhibits19 artists, 30 installations in 365 days, in and around Southwark park:- Dilston Grove , Café Gallery Projects Coleman Project Space. Reap is led by international installation and performance artist Anne Bean in collaboration with Mark Anderson.
Reap is an Artsadmin project. For further info www.artsadmin.co.uk
performances & events funded by Southwark Alliance & Southwark Regeneration Unit
Coleman Project Space supported by Capital Community Foundation