SEIZE presents the work of 15 artists in a public poster exhibition held across Leeds from 5 – 18 October, to coincide with the launch of British Art Show 8.      Over the course of two weeks Leeds residents, commuters and visitors to the city will be able to take a detour from their everyday routine and discover contemporary art on their way to work, on the high street, out shopping or on a lunch break.  In addition to physical posters pasted onto poster drums across Leeds City Centre,  is an accompanying website of digital works. Taking ‘copy and paste’ as a starting point, SEIZE has invited the artists to create images, videos, gifs or playlists that address ideas surrounding the virtual and real in contemporary art practice, and their crossover in everyday life.   Paste  will therefore exists simultaneously as both URL and IRL, alluding to a perceived slippage between digital and physical production channels. Responding to a media arena saturated with competing advertising and brands,  Paste  explores the dissolving boundaries between artist-made, user-generated and commercial content in the wake of networked systems of information.     The artists in PASTE are:  Alice Khalilova  Derek Mainella  Lorna Mills  Mathew Parkin  Alfie Strong  Oliver Sutherland  Bradley Waller  Jennifer Chan  Adham Faramawy  Jack Fisher  Joey Holder  Ashley Holmes  Emilie Houldsworth  Sebastian Jefford  Will Kendrick     PASTE took place in Leeds from 5 - 18 October 2015, coinciding with the opening of the British Art Show 8, an exhibition that also proposes to explore the convergence of the real and the virtual, and the status of the physical object in contemporary culture.  SEIZE Projects benefits from the generous support of Leeds City Council’s Leeds Inspired funding scheme that has enabled them to realise the PASTE project. Other partners include &Model Gallery, Leeds.  Maps of the poster drum locations are available to download  HERE .  For the full press release, click  HERE   [Art work in image: Alfie Strong]
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