Richard DeDomenici Residency

01.10.2012 - 26.07.2014

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.

As part of his residency with Art Exchange, Richard came onto campus and made us look again at the world around us. Taking his inspiration from the beloved wayfinding system at London’s Barbican Centre, Richard Dedomenici laid yellow lines around the University of Essex pathways – obvious, whimsical, fantastical – between important locations on campus. From the best café, to the cleanest toilet, from the library to the gallery’s back door – these lines take you on a journey of discovery. But these journeys have a twist. Our resident de-construction worker is looking to Jaques Derrida for inspiration. Spend the day with us and find out more about Dedomenici’s Derridian deconstructions!

Richard will be back with us again in May, with the first of his plans for contributions to the University’s 50th anniversary year coming up soon.