I was nominated for an exhibition at The Showroom in London, which is called Workshop 2010 Ongoing. I set up a temporary printing studio in the gallery and invited other artists and designers to come and work with me. That’s the focus of the project, is to use the process of making something together as a way of negotiating ideas.
I tried to use the gallery much like I would my own studio. You might find something happening and you might not, depending on where I was in the process of making the show.
I like the fact that screen printing exists in the world in all these different, kind of, forms that we recognise, posters or as printed textiles or used in advertising. For me personally somehow the screen acts as a, kind of, mediator. So it’s rare that I will start a print knowing exactly what I want it to look like.
So I start with, kind of, a general idea but then I like to be open to the process while I’m working, so be, kind of, alert to the things that might happen, the mistakes or the chance encounters with the medium and that’s when it’s interesting for me.
At Tate Britain basically I’m setting up an exhibition that is a development of things that were made for the showroom exhibition will be, kind of, like an immersive print installation.
The process of working doesn’t just finish with the prints being finished but it finishes when the exhibition is open and it’s always a bit of surprise to me also.