|Ruth & Alexander are partners in crime. Their collaborations stem from an on-going discourse on the universe and everything; time, entropy, chaos, work, efficiency and TV. These conversations often result in individual works which deal with specific themes and aesthetics, which, in conjunction, create a holistic overview of their (non)reality.While they work in tandem, they have only ever co-created one final piece The covalence of O/utopia: Everything I ever Scene. This was commissioned as part of the MAPPA Dundee project, and exhibited at GENERATORprojects in November 2013.|
involved with exploring the curiosities of repetitive action, ritual and systems of efficiency and work. These are often presented through performance (in a very subtle way), film, installation, text and really any medium to hand that seems appropriate. Founder of B2B company First Reductive Solutions, Alexander is intent on furthering the productivity of the workforce and society at large through any means necessary.
Alexander invited investers with the FRS franchise recruitment display FRS Expo! 2013 at the RSA: New Contemporaries, April 2013 and utilised labour for The Hypocrisy of Being (1 is better, more is better) as part of 2Day Gallery, May 2013 and for empire building in I Lava Dundee at the Yuk ‘n’ Yum Autumn Launch. http://www.morgancahn.com/2day-gallery-7-days-in/
Often unstuck from linear time and can be found sweeping up beaches in an attempt to order the universe, the work is reactionary as much as Alexanders is proactive. Working with performance, installation, text and film (often reappropriated imagery from favoured TV drama and sitcom series) Ruth explores the compulsion, yet impossibility, to contain and categorise the world, to understand and develop society, cities, the universe, through means of simulation and enforced, futile order.
Ruth extended invitation to attendants of Performing Now!, May 2013 to participate in The fundamentals of building up and tearing down, of Cupar Arts Festival, October 2013 with We switch buttons and lights come on (No ones in) . Ruth recently delved back out into the world of egomaniacal exhibitionism with self confessed ‘junk-food art’ work w=?ke in the hope of order as part of the GENERATOR’s annual Members Show, 2014.
Most time is spent working as an ‘entropic denier’ in the University of St Andrew’s Economics building, or on the committee for GENERATORprojects, currently holding a marketing role and running the SHOW & TELL artists crit night every 2nd Thursday of the month.
Alexander and Ruth can both be at times reclusive, holding a bipolar relationship with art. This resulted in Alexander founding and philanthropising AAA- the Artists An(onymous) Association, a group-help network to support art addiction and encourage healthy and sustainable relationships with art and other artists, just a couple of years out of college. It was through the AAA, of which Ruth became a keen member while studying and latterly the leader of the west Dundee meeting group, that they met and became discursive collaborators.
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