Olivia Fitzpatrick
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Method-Agency
Olivia Fitzpatrick
Works:
cheapskates_ldn
The Channel
CorpDes
de(central)ised
Method-Agency
METHOD AGENCY
PRELON MUSK: ACTS OF KLEINNESS

'Born unto flesh, prop, tongue and script we are all bound to the theatre’s stage. When theatre has no beginning nor end, no stage, audience nor boundary, what constitutes as performance, performer or spectator? What constitutes limelight? Method-Agency positions all acts of making as an act of storytelling. The method is our spectacle. What is usually seen as an opaque finality, Method-Agency makes transparent for all to see. 



We model ourselves on the klein bottle. A klein bottle is a shape which can hold no volume, it has no inside or outside, it is without boundary. A klein bottle is formed by one end of a tube passing through its side, joined at the other end. Likewise, we would build methods by showing methods, our structure is our method. Our works are Acts of Kleinness.'

Prelon Musk: Acts of Kleinness was a festival modelled upon the klein bottle, a mathematical shape that holds no volume, its inside forming its outside, a shape without boundary. When arts practise confronts its own boundaries, and those excluded because of them, does the klein bottle offer an alternative model for accessing the intellectual commons of artistic practise? Prelon Musk: Acts of Kleinness was the first test of this concept, curating twenty artists works in accordance to the klein bottle’s logic.

Method-Agency, a multidisciplinary collective made up of Olivia Fitzpatrick, Charlie Brookes and Lily McCraith, employ curation as vehicle to demonstrate how the gallery can facilitate new modes of learning, beyond the confines of the university.