In Rennes, artist David Zérah had a concept – to interview five contemporary artist’s in their cars, asking them questions from a French art magazine Galerie Magazine (1989/90).
Commissioned for the project Social Landscape curated by Patricia Fleming for La Criée centre d’art contemporain in Rennes, it was part of a series of artists’ residencies and events in France and Scotland curated specifically for the context of Glasgow International 2010 and the Rennes Biennale.
In order to create this cultural exchange between the cities, David’s ‘Artists’ in their cars’ project needed input from Scotland’s art world at the same time so that a short film/series of stills within the arts community of Rennes & Scotland could then be produced to show the documented outcome together. A call went out on Central Station and artist and filmmaker Holger Mohaupt was selected.
David and Holger produced the work as an on-line residency on Central Station.
For GI, Social Landscape appeared as a one –off event, which included a performance by Muscles of Joy, new animation by Katy Dove created during her residency in Rennes, new work by Sophie Macpherson and performances by sonic artist Damien Marchal created during a three – month residency in Glasgow. The final piece produced by David & Holger was also screened at this event.