Becky Beasley / Claire Scanlon Free Download
“ ” (quotation mark quotation mark) is a series of books, which, via dialogues with artists, looks at the forms and roles of publishing, dissemination, and feedback in the context of artistic practices and the formation of communities.
Issue #3 of the series, Becky Beasley / Claire Scanlon (2019) follows on from Beasley’s one-way correspondence with her former tutor Scanlon. Meeting, now as friends, they talk about mental health, gendered labour, the domestic, the time and space of work, and how these factors converge on creative practices in both positive and less-positive ways. The artists discuss strategies for maintaining presence through periods of happiness or adversity, and make note of methods and ‘superpowers’ that have allowed them to pursue their practices in the face of familial needs, material limitations, or personal struggles (Beasley describes her battle with depression). Brief lessons of survival, clarity, ambiguity, care, and resistance, recorded with the intention of providing a useful resource to readers.
“ “ #3: Becky Beasley / Claire Scanlon is available as a free download throughout the winter months of 2020/21.
Other issues in the series include:
#2: James Hoff / Marian Kaiser (2018)
#4: GCC, Internal Affairs 2013–2018 (2018)
#5: Badlands Unlimited, Badlands Unlimited (Act I) (2018)
#6: Tyler Coburn / Adam Gibbons (2019)
Published by NERO, Rome
Edited by Adam Gibbons and Eva Wilson
*The publication is free but please complete checkout to receive the PDF file to download*