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The Opportunists
Richard Taylor
Online | Exhibition & Performance
All: 12-1pm & 4-6pm

Visual Art, Performance

This fun-looking group of objects, otherwise known as The Opportunists, want to the tell the story of opportunities that have been missed throughout the pandemic, because of lockdown. Physically and sportingly, they are installed on the roof terrace of a private flat in Glasgow’s Athletes’ Village, which was built for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, in the area of Dalmarnock. However, being mindful of new COVID-19 variants that might well beat our vaccination process, The Opportunists will only be viewable to the public via a live video feed. This will take place twice a day during Glasgow Open House Festival 2021. At these specified times there will be a chance for each object from The Opportunists group to be activated or deactivated through movement, creating new opportunities for intimacy and small-scale colonisation to happen. In front of the camera, the artist will only show whispers of hands and feet with closeups of fingers and perhaps some shin action. Sections of his body will become armatures for the completion of any narrative that is told. There will also be the odd special guest or two.

Richard likes to observe places and intimacies that tell a story of culture. With his observations, he playfully investigates historicity by creating narrative-led encounters with objects and digital compilations.


The artist states:​

  • I will be giving clear advance warning for disturbing or upsetting images or footage

  • Alt text will be used for any images

*Please get in touch with the artist directly if you require more details.*

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