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Inefficient Solutions

Venue

GENERATORprojects
Unit 25, Ind Est, 26 Mid Wynd, Ind Est, Dundee, DD1 4JG

Time

7pm–midnight

The Hi-Visit

About the Work

The Hi-Visit is a participatory installation at Dundee’s legendary artist-run exhibition and project space. The work, by Dundonian artist Inefficient Solutions, manifests as a photo opportunity which promises to “raise your personal profile and expand your portfolio of public engagement”. 

GENERATOR is transformed into an industrial setting that offers several potential benefits to participation. Participants might convey a sense of working hard, by being photographed in a hard work environment; they might prove they are just an ordinary person by wearing a fluorescent yellow bib, or show responsibility by wearing a hard hat; they might enjoy an opportunity to associate themselves with the working class, or to illustrate job opportunities, wealth, economic growth and prosperity, simply by wearing some safety specs.

Audiences are invited to take part, watch and enjoy a drink while proceedings take place.

About the Artist

Inefficient Solutions is the performative identity of Dundonian artist Euan Taylor. In his work he commits to the the guise of a sub-contractor operating out of Dundee, never deviating from the company’s core values and aims: creating and solving problems; being on the scrounge; building building sites, and undertaking futile endeavours. “Inefficient Solutions consistently complies with these targets”. A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Taylor has participated in exhibitions, workshops and residencies in Dundee, wider Scotland, and internationally. He is a founding member of Tin Roof Arts Collective, and a board member for Dundee Ceramics Workshop.

http://www.inefficientsolutions.com/

About the Venue

GENERATORprojects is a dynamic, vibrant exhibition and events space in the heart of Dundee. Founded in 1996, more than 25 years later GENERATOR still operates in the tradition of ARIs (Artist Run Initiatives): non-profit, volunteer-led, grassroots spaces that exist to foster and sustain creativity and participation in the arts. With an emphasis on contemporary art, GENERATOR provides a crucial platform for early- to mid-career arts practitioners, particularly those living in the Dundee area and outwith Scotland’s central belt. By offering paid opportunities to these emerging practitioners, GENERATOR provide a vital stepping stone, enabling them to develop their practice and gain critical hands-on experience of exhibition-making, networking and engagement with audiences.

Image credits: Inefficient Solutions portrait, The Gaffer Tapes/Islay Spalding, 2023; Ganghut Project Space, image courtesy of the artist; Inefficient Solutions, Futile Endeavor, photo by Innis Smith; GENERATORprojects venue image, Ben Douglas Photography.

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