QUAD Collective invited artists, arts professionals and students to join them for a CAPP Professional Development Day in association with Tate Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.
Hosted within the most recent manifestation of the Office for Useful Art at Liverpool John Moores University, QUAD introduced Arte Útil (SEE), analysed and deconstructed familiar and unfamiliar artistic language (THINK) and worked collaboratively with workshop attendees to produce a series of responses through the means of new technology and skill sharing (DO).
To conclude the workshop, collaborators were asked to determine whether the Visible Award 2015 nominees met the criteria of Arte Util, a project convened by artist Tania Bruguera, and cast a vote ahead of the temporary parliament held the following day with the Visible Project.
The event was shaped by talks from Quad Collective Directors: Aimee Harrison, Jessica Fairclough, Emma Curd and Evelyn Broderick, LJMU/LSAD Co-ordinator for “The Uses of Art- the legacy of 1848 and 1989” (2013 – 2018) EU Funded Project: John Byrne and Gemma Medina Estupiñán from Broadcasting the Archive.
The workshop took place on Friday 30 October to coincide with the 2015 Visible Award on 31 October and a conference from Liverpool Biennial, Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists’ Social Initiatives, on Sunday 1 November.