TWOC MIMA Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK
(TWOC is a police acronym for Taken Without Owners Consent, and is also used as a colloquial or slang term for theft in Middlesbrough). Invited by guest curator Paul Stewart at MIMA to work with its architecture, collection and location. TWOC is a work in two parts.
Part 1: a one month performance. Subcontracting the acquisition of thirty-one snapback baseball caps to a Middlesbrough-based thief and delivering these to the curator who attached the first of a number of red painted plywood letters, supplied by the artist. Each baseball cap was worn by the curator for one-day before being installed in MIMA alongside a takeaway poster containing image of curator on one side and interview with the artist by writer and artist, David Mollin on the other side.
Part 2: a two-month installation resulting from the performance which brings MIMA into a more direct and complex relationship with the city of Middlesbrough. (TWOC is a police acronym for Taken Without Owners Consent and is also used as a colloquial or slang term for theft in Middlesbrough). The finished work exhibited in MIMA for two-months.