Richard DeDomenici Residency
Since graduating from art school, Richard DeDomenici has produced, on average, a work of art every fortnight. This proliferation has borne some rich, radical and highly acclaimed fruit. From the Edinburgh Festival to the National Theatre – via Beijing, Iceland and New York – his performances have challenged, entertained and transformed.
Richard DeDomenici disturbs the normal perception of public space and the rules that govern it, as he questions ownership of public areas and authority in general. As artist in residence with Art Exchange, Richard DeDomenici will respond to the extraordinary environment of the Colchester Campus that sites a 1960s utopian vision of brutalist concrete in a beautiful parkland once painted by John Constable – and then fills it with 10,000 students from around the world. Watch out for Richard DeDomenici’s responses and interventions into Campus life throughout the next year.
Intervention 1: Swivelympics during Fresher’s Week
Intervention 2: Winter swivelympics
Thursday 13 December 2012, 11:00 – 3:00pm
Back by popular demand! Bringing some festive cheer, Richard DeDomenici added a touch of humour and nonesense to our Christmas countdown.
Intervention 3: Floating on Water
Capturing the view of the brutalist concrete Library seemingly floating on the lake for the last time – before disappears from sight by a new build.
Intervention no 4: Pet Architecture - all around campus in June 2013
In response to the student curator’s exhibition that attempts to make us look twice at art – will you spot Dedomenici in his new office inspired by Japanese pet architecture?