Programme Exhibitions Past Exhibitions The Blacks: Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan Exhibition Run: 6 September 2002 - Sunday 20 October 2002 Private View: Thursday 5 September 2002, 7:00PM - 9:00PM Curated by Polly Staple The BlacksBy Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, 2002Opening of the exhibition at Cubitt: Thursday 5 September 7- 9pm ‘The Blacks’, 2002 is a new sculptural work by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan commissioned by Cubitt. ‘The Blacks’ is both the title of the work and the work itself: a title, a label, a reading, a social indicator, a presentation, a construction… a description of the letters themselves and a theatrical design… an absurdly flamboyant non-sculpture sculpture. The title says here are the Blacks – and then here they are. Alongside ‘The Blacks’, a short play ‘The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks’, will be available in the gallery to take away. This work draws on the tradition of the irreverent allegorical folk play as a device to make contemporary conceptual art. An artist talk to coinside with this exhibition took place on the 12th October 2002 at 4pm. Supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, The Hope Scott Trust and London Arts JEZ: (from THE CHORUS) You can hear the jingle jangle of the bells(JEZ jangles his bells) As he walks into town I-EYE:In walks I,I,I-Eye. THE CHORUS: Aye, but who is I-Eye? I-EYE: Aye, who is I-Eye?Who is I?I am I,I am I-EyeAye, I am. (THE MIRROR steps forward, I-EYE reflects.) I-EYE: But who am I?I, I-Eye? Extract from ‘The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks’ 2001by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan ————————————————————————– The BlacksBy Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, 2002Commissioned by Polly Staple, Curator at Cubitt, London, 2001-2003 The Slapstick Mystics With SticksBy Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, 2001Designed with Robert Johnston of Pause ButtonEditPublished by Cubitt in conjunction with the exhibition The Blacks, 2002 Supported by The Henry Moore Foundation; The Hope Scott Trust and London Arts Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan – BiographyJoanne Tatham (born 1971) and Tom O’Sullivan (born 1967) both live in Glasgow and have worked collaboratively since 1995. Recent projects include “HK”, a solo commission for Tramway in Glasgow (2001); “My Head is on Fire but my Heart is Full of Love” at Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning in Copenhagen, curated by The Modern Institute (May 2002) and “The Best Book About Pessimism I Ever Read” an exhibition curated by Lucy Mackenzie for Kunstverein Braunschweig in Germany (June 2002).