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Sculpture by David Toop and Rie Nakajima (2013-2016)



Sculpture 3, Central Saint Martins, London, 31 March 2014, camera by Catalina Niculescu



Sculpture is an event devised and curated by Rie Nakajima and David Toop.
Any event that defines itself from the environment and within time is a Sculpture.
The participants may be musicians, artists, performers, writers or anybody who has something they can present.
The guidelines for the format are simple.


1. You can place your Sculpture in any part of the space except for those that are forbidden by external forces.

2. Please choose the duration of your Sculpture.
This can be approximate for your own purposes but please be specific when you tell us the duration.

3. If your Sculpture lasts for longer than the time you have chosen then you may find that the next Sculpture overlaps with yours. Please don’t be alarmed by this.


     In their conversation for OTO Broadcast on Resonance FM, 2013, Rie Nakajima and David Toop talked about events as sculpture, the duration of objects and the weight of actions. Sculpture is an experience that proposes a strategy, working to subvert the routines of performance as entertainment, lecture as information, literature fixed to the page, the conventions of duration, the direction of light and occupation of a space. Does the sculptor have to be present, or make things? Always end with a question?
     Sculpture has been presented since 2013. The participating artists have included Angharad Davies, Daniela Cascella, Pierre Berthet, Charles Hayward, Max Eastley, Emi Watanabe, Lina Lapelyte, Marie Roux, David Cunningham, John Butcher and many others.


© Rie Nakajima