For Camberwell Arts’ 20th birthday, Caspar Below founded the Camberwell Arts archive to document the history of the grassroots arts organisation through artefacts, photos, documents and oral history recordings. The archive is being deposited at Lambeth and Southwark Archives. The five year collective project aims to provide a record, but also a narrative of the artist-led annual alternative art festival, with its tradition of DIY culture, audience participation and using local businesses as venues.
A short sound piece, giving an emotive and humorous description of an artist marked by the challenges and experiences of multiple commitments.
Graphic notation and performance instructions to generate a unique piece of music on commuting, by translating encounters, situations and emotions into an unpredictable sequence of notes. This is part of series of graphical notation pieces, capturing algorithms to generate melodies for everyday situations. “Route to work for Bugle Bike and Vuvuzela” was awarded a special commendation by London Sinfonietta and considered, alas ultimately rejected, for a live performance.
In 2009 I ran a number of events (“I Told You So”) for participants to deposit bad pieces of advice they had received at some point, and which they’d like to rid themselves of. I offered the a service to receive this piece of advice from them, but also offered the additional service of symbolically dispatching the bad advice through a ritual of their choice. The drowning was one such ritual, which took place after a group walk with some of the participants who had volunteered their bad advice.