Power of Making

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Mon Jan 2 2012

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E-Shoe (high-heeled shoe guitar) © Chicks on Speed

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hmac

This exhibition calls itself The Power of Making. But it does nothing to explore actual process beyond a couple of inconsequential film montages which still don't do the business. It is a very traditional 'craft is art' take on 100 objects, several of them displayed recently elsewhere. This is curation for curators. And unlike a 1000 better exhibitions, you cannot even touch the art here despite the fact that it supposed to be about process. Everywhere are Do Not Touch signs - did no-one remember that we have moved on and nowadays the idea is to encourage touch where possible. But it is not possible here in this very unsatisfying show. Best thing is the list of process explanations on the inside of the free handout.

Helen

Quite a small room and got quite buzy on a tuesday morning but worth seeing., you wouldnt believe what they made some of them from.