The Pipe Factory (Courtyard), 30 August 2015, 10am–3pm
CCA Glasgow (Scott St. Alley), 11 & 18 September, 7.30–9.30pm
For its inaugural instalment, Transit Arts presented a series of pop-up screenings from the back of a van, with moving image work by Caroline Campbell, Common Culture, Dennis & Debbie Club, Jean-Baptiste Maitre and Will Kendrick which negotiate the adventure of consumption today, in the era of the experience economy.
Imitating and upending the language and postures of selling, The Economy Experience celebrates a mythology of honest commerce and its unsung heroes. This instalment was an elegy for late capitalism and its obsession with surface: viewer becomes consumer; art becomes product; artist becomes salesman. The project was accompanied by a commissioned publication including contributions from Marcus Jack, Ewan Morrison, Graham Ramsay, Common Culture, Bram E. Gieben, Lucy Sykes, Dennis & Debbie Club, and Will Kendrick.
Presented as part of The Glasgow School of Art 2015 Graduate Degree Show in partnership with The Pipe Factory and CCA Glasgow.
Caroline Campbell, Super Morning, 2014. HD video, 2 min.
Common Culture, Book Launch, 2006. SD video, 12 min 5 sec.
Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Shaped Cinema, 2011. 35mm transferred to digital, 13 min 56 sec.
Will Kendrick, your life is yours to consume, 2015. HD video, 5 min 12 sec.
Dennis & Debbie Club, Shit Job TShirt Uniform, 2015. HD video, 4 min 6 sec.
Photo © Jen Martin