Open To Change

The group's ambitions to do a shop-based work were, to some extent, realised in autumn 1998 in the "Open To Change" installation at The Changing Room in Stirling's Old Arcade.

For this exhibition, the artists re-entered the gallery setting of The Changing Room in Stirling’s Old Arcade. In doing so, they chose to recall the space’s past as a variety theatre - presenting performing sea lions, no less! - and as a ladies and gents outfitters. Here the humorous and the erotically-charged stood side-by-side...

In the catalogue essay, Andrew Guest wrote of the group’s “belief that local context can contain global meaning. The effectiveness of their previous projects has relied on a certain charge which they set up through a subtle and often playful interaction with an unusual place”.

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