Friday, 18 April 2014

(LIVE) publishing, a project in response to Studio Jamming at Cooper Gallery

Graduate members of Exhibitions' Student Curatorial Team, Sean Scott and Katie Reid, announce a Call for Collaborators for (LIVE) publishing.

This forthcoming publishing project has been devised in response to Studio Jamming: Artists' Collaborations in Scotland in Cooper Gallery this summer and seeks to annotate, discuss and research the exhibition and event series of Studio Jamming. At its heart, (LIVE) publishing takes a vibrant and current approach to live critical writing, documentation and creative response to exhibitions/events. The voices that come together to form the (LIVE) publishing team will shape each issue together and potentially perform a Declaration during the 12-hour Jamming Symposium later in the event series of Studio Jamming.

For more information please see below:


(LIVE) publishing


(LIVE) publishing is a distinctive strand of Cooper Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition and event series Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland’s, 28 June - 2 August. Led by co-editors Sean Scott and Katie Reid, (LIVE) publishing will reflect upon, annotate, document and research Studio Jamming to explore the expanded notion of publishing and documentation; what is contemporary arts publishing and how can the outcome break the traditional format of the book?

(LIVE) publishing will be based in DJCAD, working alongside the exhibition and event series of Studio Jamming in Cooper Gallery. The project will allow collaborators to generate content and use a variety of print processes to create an edition of publications in DJCAD Printmaking Workshop.

This ambitious publishing project will enable collaborators to explore and develop their individual skills in a professional gallery environment working as part of a newly formed collaboration alongside the co-editors. You may be interested in applying your creative practice to contemporary arts publishing, curation or perhaps you would like to further understand collaborative artistic practices through research and reflection on a large scale art exhibition and events series.

The Call for Collaborators is open to DJCAD students and graduates who have interests or skills in:

- live writing/documentation
- critical writing
- collaborations
- performance
- publications
- screen printing/lithography/other methods of print
- working with inDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator
- reflection on the practice of key artist collaborative groups in Studio Jamming, Ganghut, Graham Fagen & Graham Eatough, Henry VIII’s Wives, Full Eye.

Notes of interest sought by 25 May 2014 for project development work beginning in June. (LIVE) publishing will be live from 23 June - 2 August.

This project will be successful through the collaborative efforts of the (LIVE) publishing team.
Each collaborator should be clear about the skills and enthusiasm they can bring to the project, as well as the time commitment they can commit to.

Please email with (LIVE) publishing in the subject line:

- Send a brief statement of your interests and details of any relevant experience related to the points mentioned above (500 words maximum).
- Include information on the time commitment you can make.
- Include your name, the course you are studying and your year group, (otherwise the year you graduated) and your mobile number.

If you have any questions or for more information please contact and see Exhibitions’ website for further information on Studio Jamming.

More about Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland

Taking its cue from the live improvised excitement of musical jamming, Cooper Gallery presents Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland; the first discursive survey to foreground the grassroots character of artists’ collaboration that has contributed to the remarkable achievements of contemporary art in Scotland. Adopting a diverse curatorial approach the project is comprised of exhibitions, a dynamic event series and a Group Critical Writing Residency, culminating in a 12-hour Jamming Symposium.

Among the highlights of Studio Jamming is the presentation of new works from artists’ collaborative groups including Graham Eatough & Graham Fagen, Full Eye, Ganghut and Henry VIII’s Wives.

Offering a vital platform for presenting and disseminating new critical writing, the Group Critical Writing Residency, edited by Maria Fusco, invites emerging writers in Scotland to produce new textual works on collaboration and collectivity. The Residency is marked by a live Group Critical Reading event in which the writers will give their work a public voice. Centered on Declarations presented by artists’ collaboration groups from all over Scotland, Studio Jamming culminates in the 12-hour Jamming Symposium that is jammed with keynote talks, gigs, performances and screenings.

Studio Jamming is part of GENERATION, a national celebration which is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and much more in the run up to and after the Commonwealth Games, with Festival 2014 transforming the Host City at Games time.  The Cultural Programme is a partnership between the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee, Glasgow Life, and Creative Scotland through National Lottery funding.

For full details on Studio Jamming please see Cooper Gallery's website:

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