This is commentary on an installation artwork that I made for SVA Open Studios 2019. Called ‘Private View’ it was an opportunity for audiences to enjoy the view from my studio in private for up to ten minutes. Participation was charged at £1. I have calculated that collectively, artists invested over £160K in this event, at a high personal investment risk, but to the fairly secure benefit of local property owners.
The Bureau for the Validation of Art, presented by the Women's Art Activation System, and featuring Sharon Bennett & Sarah Dixon. Filmed with artist Hilary Powell at Hoe Street Central Bank by Dan Edelstyn in 2018 as part of Art Licks Festival.
When we hear that over 2 billion people are on Facebook, or all our friends or family seem to be online we may feel a pressure to join in and pile on.