‘YOU LOOK AT A SCORE, YOU DO IT’ EXHIBITION BY CASUAL NEXUS
In our final collaboration with The Glasgow School of Art, curators Casual Nexus invite you to ‘YOU LOOK AT A SCORE, YOU DO IT’ an exhibition in the donated gallery space of Skypark 1 Reception.
Sharing interests in self-organisation and collaborative practices Casual Nexus have worked collaboratively, since September 2017. This exhibition of posters provides an introduction to our practice as Casual Nexus and the work produced to date as part of this ongoing project.
As new arrivals to Glasgow (by way of Manchester, London and Bristol) we were both struck by the way many artists in Glasgow were working, ‘live’, fluid, undefined by discipline, keen to collaborate and open to experimentation among their networks. We sought to mirror this in our approach to Casual Nexus, excited to celebrate artists who were working counter to our previous experiences of fragmented arts communities and networks. We aimed to celebrate the social support structures already in place and to reinforce these by creating a mechanism, to facilitate new connections and expand upon what we had identified as an existing ethos within the city. Casual Nexus (a misreading of ‘Causal Nexus’ in our early research stages) borrows ideas from the original term of bonding and links between a cause and its effect, while allowing room for experimentation, trial, test, error and play.
The format of the project stemmed from a discussion event held in January 2018 where a group of artists met to consider collaboration. Conversations on agency and authority in relation to collaborative practice led us to explore these tensions further and resulted in us asking performers to give up their individual ideas, waiving their authority. Each produced a score and instruction for another to work from. These prompts shaped new collaborative performances and this is the format Casual Nexus has continued to use. Artists were matched or mismatched based on their approaches to art making through performance, music, movement, spoken word and written word.
This poster exhibition celebrates the work of these artists, presenting their scores overlaid with images of artists performing their responses to a live audience as part of the project. There are signed and numbered limited editions of each risographed poster. Please feel free to take one.
We are excited to present this exhibition to the community at Skypark. Taking place in a busy area of “Glasgow’s most sociable workplace” we hope these ideas can translate to the working environment. We see parallels between the networks of Skypark and those of our creative circles. We hope to spark conversation around collaboration, to celebrate our mutual networks and to bring these networks even closer together through the sharing of ideas.
With thanks to all the artists who have participated in the project; Aniela Piasecka, Anthony Autumn, Ashanti Harris, Charlotte Arnhold, Colin Herd, Danny Katinsky, Denise Bonetti, Edwin Stevens, Elizabeth Murphy, Estelle Fournier, Greg Thomas, Harry Maberly, Jack Paton, Jamie Bolland, Jane Hartshorn, Jessica Higgins, Joe Evans, Lady Neptune, Lila Matsumoto, Liv Fontaine, Maria Cecilia, Matthew Hamblin, MVB, Puke, Stephanie Black-Daniels and William Joys
Thank you to Skypark, Glasgow School of Art and Sunday’s open access risograph studio for helping us realise this exhibition.
Cafe Deco Specials
Tuesday 17th March 2020
Cafe Deco, Ground Floor, Skypark 1. Open 7am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.
- Hot breakfast available from 7am including healthy & vegetarian options
- Fresh salads, wraps & speciality sandwiches made to order
- Home Cooked Hot Dishes Served Daily
- Coffee Pre Order & Pick Up Service
- Hot Breakfast Roll & Sandwich Platter Service
Call us on: 0141 248 1080
- Cajun Halloumi, Roast Peppers, Spinach Salad & Patatas Alioli
- Hot Crispy Chicken Salad – Mixed Leaves, Coleslaw, Guacamole & Chipotle Dressing
- Macaroni Cheese
- Pasta Bolognese
- Cauliflower, Broccoli & New Potato Bake
Daily Main Meals:
- All Day Breakfast Wrap – Steak Sausage, Links, Bacon, Eggs, Black Pudding & Cheese
- Portuguese steak sandwich: Steak, Ham, Fried Egg Swiss Cheese lettuce & tomato on garlic buttered ciabatta
- Beef or Bean Chilli Taco Bowls – Chilli, Lettuce, Rice, Cheese, Jalapenos, Salsa, Sour Cream, Guacamole & Roquito Pearls in baked Tortilla
- Tuna Melt Panini
- Hummus Falafel, Peppers & Rocket Flatbrea
- Baked Potato with Various Hot & Cold Fillings
Gourmet Burgers & Wraps:
- Vegan Falafel burger on seeded bun with Salsa/Roquito Pearls on Spinach Salad
- Halloumi Burger on Brioche with Spinach Salad & garlic sour cream dressing
- NYC stacked: 2 x burger bacon coleslaw cheese gherkin ketchup and mustard on Brioche
- Chicken Goujon Burger: 3x Goujon salsa guacamole mozzarella & spinach salad on Brioche
- Steak Ciabatta with Cheese fried mushroom and onion
- Southern Style Chicken Wrap: Chicken Goujons lettuce and chipotle mayo dressing
Muffin Break Daily Specials
Tuesday 17th March 2020
- Potato & Leek Soup
- Breakfast roll & medium coffee: £2.95
- Medium coffee & muffin: £3.50
- Soup & sandwich or wrap: £4.50
- Soup & panini or flatbread: £5.00
Bacon rolls £1.80
Square sausage rolls £1.80
Granola pots, fresh fruit & yogurt pots, and porridge oats: £2 each
Chocolate basket, 80p each: Mars Bars, Twix, Kinder Bueno, Twirls & Maltesers
Large selection from our fruit bowl 50p each
Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card… every 8th coffee free!
Muffin Break are in Skypark 5, serving their premium Arabica coffee blend as well as freshly baked muffins, cakes, savouries, sandwiches, wraps, soups and hot dish specials!
View the full menu HERE.
Open 7:30am – 3pm, Monday – Thursday
Open 7:30am – 2:30pm Friday
Appeal for volunteers to help Launch Foods…
Launch Foods is a charity, based at Skypark, that provides free meals to feed Glasgow’s primary school children that need it most.
Launch Foods is appealing to the Skypark community to volunteer just a few hours of their time to help them continue their work. They are looking for one or two volunteers a day – there are some dates still to be filled this year and the rota for January to April is now being booked.
The term time shift is 12-4pm. If you can spare some time to help, please get in touch with Denise.
The meeting point is the Launch Foods unit on the ground floor of Skypark 5 (by the rear door entrance). You will be transported to the school and return back to Skypark. You will be helping wrap the food for transporting to the school, handing out the food to the children from the Launch truck and then back to Skypark to help clear up.
The Launch Food truck is providing in excess of 300 meals a day to primary school children, operating all year. As well as providing for children during term time, Launch Foods works alongside Achieve More during school holidays to provide children with their lunches.
Craig Johnson who runs Launch, said: “We’ve achieved a lot in 38 weeks thanks to Hermes Investment Management at Skypark for our donated unit, alongside support from Brakes Group, Simon Howie Foods, Highland Spring, Braehead Foods, SEC and IKEA. They are all helping to feed Glasgow’s children.
“Every day hunger is a massive issue for children and families in many areas of Glasgow. Launch sets out to solve the issue of food surplus going to waste, throughout the year including school holidays to try to plug the gap. Every day, children spend their evenings hungry without a proper meal and the situation gets worse over summer with the absence of school meals. Meanwhile, food producers throw away surplus food and now we’re connecting the two working with big brands to change this.”
Surplus food is obtained from food suppliers from which Launch creates a menu of delicious treats that children love. Scottish children were consulted on the types of food they would like to eat and all food on the menu is healthy, packed with (sneakily hidden) vegetables, and is low in fat and salt. Launch makes healthy ketchup and all of the packaging is compostable and biodegradable.
Find out more about Launch Foods HERE.