Control Point: A Temporary Facility, was a project created by artists Sovay Berriman and Steven Paige with Plymouth Arts Centre. The exhibition was a facility activated by the Operatives who worked within it; artists, writers and curators based in or around the city of Plymouth responded to an open call to be part of the project and become and Operative. A series of activities, including seminars, screenings, dialogues and residencies investigated ideas around artist-led and independent activity, peer learning, the professionalism of visual arts and networking. This project offered artist and audience alike an opportunity to consider and examine how to accomplish significance and arm themselves with skills for artistic survival in the current climate. This process fuelled real outcomes for visiting audiences, artists and the Operatives themselves. Whilst Control Point: a Temporary Facility expire January 2010, its influence continues to be felt in the new relationships formed through the exhibition and, in the living resource of the Operatives.
Click here for a review of Control Point: a Temporary Facility by Gabrielle Hoad.
Stewards: Rebekah Gibbons, Elise Darlow, Mickey Hey, Donna Howard, Ali Donkin,
Frances Greenough, Gemma Kaye, Lauren Bishop, Ryan Curtis, Beth Helliwell, Beth Richards, Jon Russell.
Sam Venables, from The Royal Standard, Liverpool.
Naomi Hannam, nominated by Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall.
Mark Player, from Bristol Diving School.
Robin and Harry of An Endless Supply, Birmingham
Motorcade/Flash Parade, Bristol hosted Operative Agent Scott Daniels.
Bristol Diving School hosted Operative Agent David G Johns.
The Royal Standard, Liverpool hosted Operative Agent Ben Langworthy.
An Endless Supply, Birmingham hosted Operative Agent Lucy Brennan.
Clare Thornton of Performance Re-enactment Society.
Oliver Flaxman of PVAC.
Marie-Anne McQuay curator of Spike Island, Bristol.
Megan Wakefield UWE/Spike Island Phd Researcher.
Hannah Jones curator of Viewpoint Gallery.
Jon Blyth and Tim Mills of Fotonow, Plymouth.
Ed Adam of Alias and AiR.
Gloria, Cornwall and Xpanel, Spacex, Exeter in discussion.
An Audience with LOWPROFILE.
24hr Comic, Cornwall.
Kathryn Wynne of onec, Plymouth.