Volunteers perform as scientists-in-residence at the Sarah Gray Research Headquarters lab, conducting a variety of experiments which they develop. The performers carry out those experiments during public events and visitors to the gallery engage with the performers and assist them with their “groundbreaking” experiments. This performance is a construction of a non-threatening, socio-dramatic space that allows for casual relationship between the experience of artistic production and the collective/individual agency. During regular gallery hours the public is welcome to explore the various experiment stations and accumulated material and data on display that is generated during performances. Extremely rare objects from the Sarah Gray Research Headquarters collections are available for viewing at the ‘lab’ as well.
Collaborators: Michael Goodier, Penny Jennings, Melissa Santala, Paul Greyson
Interactive performance done at Krowswork Gallery, June 2012.