Half Caste

Nikita asks us a simple question: what do you want to get out of the Whitworth residency? Why are you here? Our answers take us to the heart of the project. They build to a crescendo.

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The Afterlife

You will not believe who Ivan stops the flow of discussion to big up as someone we should have a life-size cardboard copy of in the Reno Afterlife. The man is a cunt.

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Calm Magic

We listen to each other digest our WhitworthArt–Reno concept. Look out for Dave Trigg at the end. A tiny movement he orchestrates would indeed conjure a Reno afterlife.

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Tables & Lighting?

Rectangle tables? Round tables? What colour? What lit the Reno? Help us remember. To conjure a tomb that evokes our culture with our artefacts.

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The Concept

We're gonna work backwards from the concept. We use relevant photos to understand the concept. Do not fuck with me when I am trying to tell you about the fucking concept.

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The Shell: Dedicated to Corinne Valentine Brammer 1963 to 2018

Corinne’s funeral, yesterday, reminded me: like her body the Whitworth and the artistic concept we are devising in this video are only a shell to house our stories.

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Nigger's Moll

Imagine what it was really like in the 1950s when our white mams met our black dads, and we were born, cos it persisted right into the 70s. Here's proof.

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Protest

Nikita takes us to see William Kentridge's 'Thick Time' the reproduction of a Paris hotel room where Trotsky lived when his speech was banned. The banned speech plays in a 'window'. Trotsky's political views are being given voice today. It feeds the design ideas we've just manifest.

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One Sink

We're gonna transform our @WhitworthArt gallery into a workshop. We're gonna transform that into the Reno. We're gonna transform ourselves along the way. You're watching both transformations. Each night is a step with only our blind faith leading the way.

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Weighing Up Our Space

The Reno 12 enter our space, currently occupied with an Alice Keppel exhibit, to weigh up how it will work as a workspace where we conceive, design, plan, and build our Reno exhibition.

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