Creative Dundee

Enjoy…! Coffee Lounge: Shift


Image: Morgan Cahn, Richard Taylor and Lada Wilson Take Notes at Enjoy..! Coffee Lounge, 2014. Photo: Katie Reid.

Enjoy..! Coffee Lounge serves as the temporary site for Shift, including new works by Morgan Cahn, Becca Clark, Katie Reid, Richard Taylor and Lada Wilson. At Shift you can encounter new works made in response to an understanding of the third place, a place other than or in between ‘home’ and ‘workplace’.

On 22 June, Enjoy..! Coffee Lounge becomes studio, gallery and library playing host to performance and installation over one Sunday afternoon shift…

Sunday 22 June, 12.30-4.30pm
Enjoy..! Coffee Lounge, Albert Street, Dundee
Reading with Apparatus by Richard Taylor: 1pm, 2.30pm & 4pm

Questioning how we enact the process of learning, while highlighting the moments of educational exchange that can occur through conversation, Morgan Cahn develops an active and evolving library as she shares and exchanges knowledge with visitors. Katie Reid makes use of what temporarily becomes excess furniture and enlivens the nooks and crannies of Enjoy..! Coffee Lounge. While Becca Clark’s series of small interventions shall occur by way of teeny tiny movable sculptures that assess the value of input and output, action and reaction. We all to and fro. There will also be zines; a medium made for the work/art, art/work, art/life, work/life balance. Lada Wilson invites the audience to take part in a verbal and visual exchange that creates a portrait of time from words and imagination. Richard Taylor presents a small sculpture and a drawing connected by themes expanded upon in a new text read to the audience along with selected photography. The text will be read at 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm, with each reading slightly edited after Richard journeys repeatedly to the top of Dundee Law hill and back down to the Coffee Lounge to read again.

The event is free and all are welcome. Since the Cafe is usually closed on Sundays, Enjoy..! Coffee Lounge will serve a selection of hot drinks rather than their full menu. We hope you can join us to enjoy the works and meet the artists over a coffee.

For more information please see their Event webpage.

Morgan Cahn is an interdisciplinary artist who has a penchant for scavenging. She creates work that asks people to question their daily routines and interpersonal relationships in this age of disposability. Her site responsive installations and performances encourage interaction through participatory elements and she works in many mediums including film, textiles, printmaking, sculpture, and text, choosing the best form for each project. Originally from Seattle, Morgan lived nearly a decade in Pittsburgh, and now calls Scotland home. Recent projects include, New Scottish Artists, The Fleming Gallery, London, 2014; New Contemporaries, RSA, Edinburgh, 2014, Cupar Arts Festival, 2013 and May Meet in Mutual, Baxter Park Centre, Dundee, 2012.

Becca Clark
Interested. Thinker. Maker. Investigator. Explorer. Observer. Documenter. Archiver. Learner + Adventurer. Constantly playing with bits and pieces to keep her mind busy, and to output bits and bobs to busy others’ minds too. Organiser of the Dundee micro festival, Ickle Film Fest. Committee member of Art Label Yuck ‘n Yum, leading the annual zine fair project. One half of the collective RBBC. A third of the collective Pitch + Strike.

Katie Reid works site responsively often making projects that investigate our judgement of value. She is frustrated by the systems and structures that normalise and support Capitalist ways of thinking. Katie’s ideas and projects are developed through conversation, encouraging investment in the moments that occur to work with exchanging an economy of ideas. Recent projects include, Camperdown Conversations with Beth Savage, Dundee, 2013; May Meet in Mutual, Baxter Park Centre, Dundee, 2012, as well as workshops Student Curatorial Team: Working through Ideas with Sean Scott, 2014, and Student Curatorial Team: Currency of Ideas with Holly Knox Yeoman, 2012.

Richard Taylor is an artist based in Edinburgh. Alongside other interdisciplinary work his practice confronts the ability text has to record and transform experience, leading to published works and live readings with apparatus. Recent projects include Scree Magazine Presents, The Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh; The Hidden Door Festival 2014 (with Totes Colo Collective); PerformingNOW, Generator Projects, Dundee; Epigone, Basement Arts Project, Leeds; Gnommero Visibility, co-edited artists journal and launch, CCA, Glasgow and ‘COLLIDER’, Mexico Project Space, Leeds (part of Embassy’s Residency Exchange 2013).

Croatian-born Dutch artist and curator Lada Wilson made her home in Scotland after having lived in a number of countries. She is currently studying towards a Masters of Fine Art, Art Society & Publics at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. In her art practice, Lada transforms words from different languages into objets trouvés that lead to participatory events. Recent projects include a series of projects for the Matthew Cabinet Gallery, DJCAD, Dundee from 2013-2014 entitled interAction(s), and PerformingNow, Generator Projects, Dundee, 2013.




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