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Scott Mason – of a final account in formation
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of a final account in formation
By Scott Mason
Since 2012, Scott has sonically-documented selected exhibitions in public galleries and artist-run spaces around the UK. These recordings are then mixed and conflated in live DJ performances, and within installations accompanied by commissioned fictional writings in response to the recordings by other artists, writers and curators. The work explores the concept of machinic silence, and in particular, the sonic relationship between objects, architecture and the environment. Machinic silence is a pre/post-human condition which also facilitates a de-centring of subjectivity. In addition, the sonic documentation of exhibitions, combined with the remix format, catalyses exhibitions to become objects that are curatable. For the sunscreen commission, Scott has developed a micro-edit in which half-a-second curated-fragments of exhibitions he has documented are concatenated, rather than conflated. The mixes that he produces are normally over an hour long, but this micro-edit seems to reflect the engagement in the biennial context, and suggests a form where the regional can become local. — Scott Mason b. Bedford UK, Lives and works Rutland, UK and was selected as a B.mentored artist as part of Beacon’s B.professional programme presenting his work at a  B.talking event in January 2015. Solo exhibitions include: of a final account in formation, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (2014), and as far as a place, espacio f, Madrid (2013). Performances: the shadow buried deep by that alternative, The Barbican, London (2013) and Floor Plan for an Institution, for Grand Union at the Meter Room, Coventry (2013). Work in numerous group exhibitions including shows at Outpost Norwich (2011), Aspex Portsmouth (2011), OTR Madrid (2012), Banner Repeater London (2013), (2013), Wimbledon Space (2013) and the Artishok Biennale, Riga (2014). He was a Flat Time House MFI Graduate Award  winner (supported by the John Latham Foundation) in 2011, and currently a CCW Graduate Fellow at the University of the Arts, London. He is currently studying for a Masters in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London. --