TAXED: The Grandest Slide Slam of Them All
Friday 13th November 2009
A Foundation, 67 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L1 0BY
Curated collaboratively by a team drawn from partner studios and A Foundation, Taxed is an excuse and an experiment in increasing communication between artists/makers and organisers from the Liverpool arts community and beyond. In recent months we’ve ‘borrowed’ Sarat Mahar’s reading group format, Paul Butler’s Collage Party and Stadelschule’s weeklong celebration of hospitality and food, Gasthof. After 2009 the Taxed team
will shut up shop for a while to re-assess the need for such events and think about directions to move in the future…Thankyou to everyone who has been involved so far.
Our final Taxed event to round off 2009, The Grandest Slide Slam of Them All (taxed off Art in General, New York) will take place exactly 10 months after we started the TAXED series with exactly the same event (kind-of).
A Foundation’s artist committee has set up a room containing 16mm slide projectors and laptops with data projectors, and invited twenty artists to each make a three minute presentation. We are seeking a critical audience, a
collection of individuals willing to make their opinion of what they have seen – to probe, to scrutinize and to lay themselves as bare as those who willingly serve up their ideas as intellectual sustenance for the ravenous horde! But if you’d like to come along just to listen, that’s fine too.
Confirmed slammers include: Richard Kingdom, Laurence Payot, Nathan Jones, Markus Soukup, Heather Corcoran, Hamish McClain, Samantha Jones, Mark Waugh, Choterina Freer, Jayne Lawless, Joe McNulty and Alice Bradshaw.