Join us as we look back at some of the highlights of the ALL project over the years.
2012 – Text&Context
From the start, ALL has tried to create unexpected interventions and in 2012 for our inaugural Text&Context exhibition Sue Shepherd lit up Cambridge with You Are Here, a magnificent neon display overlooking Parker’s Piece. The neon was formally switched on by the Mayor at our opening event.
That same year Lilian Cooper visited Cambridge from Holland to spend 24 Hours in Cambridge, and installed a text poem in six locations around the city. You can still see some of Lilian’s snippets to this day.
One of the most talked about interventions from 2012 was a homage to the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in the form of a sign outside the CU Casimir Lewy Philosophy Library. The sign remained for over a year, and images of it proliferated on the internet, even finding its way (unauthorised) onto the front cover of a magazine in South Africa.
Later in the year we were very lucky to be able to tour some of the Text&Context exhibits to 12-12-12, a group show at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
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2013 – Art Language Location
Creating unexpected interventions is a great way to show art, but it means that you have nowhere to call home, so for our exhibition in 2013 we created clusters of work at Plurabelle Books and the Norfolk Project Space, where a highlight was undoubtedly Lizz Brady’s wall-to-wall installation of black and white drawings.
in 2013 Art Language Location also featured its first Day of Performances, including a strikingly theatrical Laura Napier who transformed an undisclosed handwritten text into an abstract watercolour painting.
Other notable interventions included Alexandra Drysdale’s repurposed car and a sound piece by Stephen Stamper that was precisely 1.316 seconds long. Our collaboration with Plurabelle Books has been particularly fruitful over the years, thanks in no small part to the support of owner Dr Michael Cahn, seen here in conversation with ALL founder Robert Good talking about the dynamics of the exhibition (video courtesy Josh Murfitt).
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2014 – 50 Artists, 30 Locations, 19 Days
2014 saw Alban Low