Inventory of Behaviours at Tate Exchange

(Addison & Kidd) Tate Modern, London, UK (2018)

Arising from a curiosity about the habits of artists, The Inventory of Behaviours is an ongoing collaborative project comprised of multiple parts; through a collection of artists’ responses to a callout and the subsequent staged participatory events that bring their rituals and habits in to sharp focus, we propose that the ordinary behaviours of artists may have much to tell us about how art is made and learning is experienced:

Enactment:  Instruction no 8. ‘Real Life & How to live it: The Studio. Play the 3 chords G, C and D in any order at any tempo in any style on any musical instrument over and over’. Ross Sinclair
Enactment: Instruction no 8. ‘Real Life & How to live it: The Studio. Play the 3 chords G, C and D in any order at any tempo in any style on any musical instrument over and over’. Ross Sinclair
Photograph: Raine Smith

At Tate Exchange, a week-long participatory performance event was designed to explore the daily routines and otherwise un-accounted for activities of internationally acclaimed, early career and student artists. Instructions are enacted and performed by young people, community groups, students and commuters. A platform discussion comprising an artists, educational psychologist, neuroscientist, art writer and ethnographer focussed on what the Inventory of Behaviours reveals about the conditions of the production of artworks today.  Supported by Freelands Foundation / Tate Exchange / Kingston University, Bath Spa University.

https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/inventory-behaviours-finding-value-things-artists-not-making-artworks/

Enactment: Instruction no 63. ‘On a cold sunny day, make a hot water bottle and get into bed fully clothed. Set the alarm on your phone for 22 minutes and see if you can go to sleep’. Lucy Clout.
Enactment: Instruction no 63. ‘On a cold sunny day, make a hot water bottle and get into bed fully clothed. Set the alarm on your phone for 22 minutes and see if you can go to sleep’. Lucy Clout.
Photograph: Raine Smith
Enactment: Instruction no 3. ‘Unroll approximately 4ft of bubble wrap on the floor, fashion a pillow, lie down and snooze’. Adam Gillam.
Enactment: Instruction no 3. ‘Unroll approximately 4ft of bubble wrap on the floor, fashion a pillow, lie down and snooze’. Adam Gillam.
Photograph: Raine Smith
Enactment: Instruction no 62. ‘Be both in and out’. Melanie Stidolph.
Enactment: Instruction no 62. ‘Be both in and out’. Melanie Stidolph.
Photograph: Raine Smith

Enactment:  Instruction no 1. ‘Cry’.  Jo Addison.
Enactment: Instruction no 1. ‘Cry’. Jo Addison.
Photograph: Raine Smith
Inventory: Printed
Inventory: Printed
Photograph: Raine Smith
Enactment: Instruction no 150. ‘Run a bath, grab a prop, position your phone to take a video and lip sink to your favorite tune’. Benji Jeffrey
Enactment: Instruction no 150. ‘Run a bath, grab a prop, position your phone to take a video and lip sink to your favorite tune’. Benji Jeffrey
Photograph: Raine Smith