Nicky Peacock / Miranda July / Harrell Fletcher
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art presents the participatory exhibition Learning To Love You More. The exhibition, organised in collaboration with Middlesbrough artist Nicky Peacock, consists of public responses to assignments created by international artists Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher.
Visitors to BALTIC are invited to choose from a number of assignments, complete them, and later see their work displayed as part of the exhibition in BALTIC’s ground floor entrance gallery The Street. Assignments include ‘act out someone else’s argument’, ‘make and encouraging banner’ and ‘take a flash photo under your bed’. As the exhibition continues the work will accumulate as more submissions are added by BALTIC visitors. Quay BALTIC’s Learning Centre on Level 2 will act as a temporary-studio in which visitors will be provided with the materials necessary to complete a selection of Learning To Love You More assignments.
Learning To Love You More is an ever-changing series of exhibitions, screenings and radio broadcasts presented all over the world that grows as more submissions are added. Since its inception in 2002, over 5000 people have participated in the project, and each response becomes a submission for possible inclusion in future presentations. For more information please visitwww.learningtoloveyoumore.com.
Past presentations of completed assignments from Learning To Love You More have taken place at The Co-operative Building, Middlesbrough: The Whitney Museum, New York; Aurora Picture Show, Texas; Wattis Institute, California.
A Spoken Word Exhibition is solely composed of worded artworks (artworks only made of words to be spoken), to be read by BALTIC Crew members to visitors who ask to hear the pieces. Acting as a voice when addressed throughout the building, the Crew repeat the artworks written and instructed by the invited artists.
Italian artist Antonio Riello has created a series of unique outfits to be worn by the staff of BALTIC as an innovative intervention which goes beyond the mere exhibition spaces of the gallery, moving into places not usually seen by the public with front of house, office staff and directors all taking part.