David’s curatorial practice focuses on developing the optimal conditions for artistic production in which exhibition and programming ambitions can be realised. With this in mind, he adopts three curatorial strategies:
Happenings occur in response to social, artistic and political conditions and opportunities. They tend to concentrate on event-contexts in which the conventional idea of an event is re-written from concept to experience. Happenings are rooted in a commitment to artist-led cultural development and embrace failure as a function of risk.see project
Consultancy services are provided to individuals, companies and institutions. The service may be pertinent to an artist’s working life, a company’s identity and ambition or a special project on which an institution is seeking conception, creation and presentation advice. Services are provided to selected clients in the arts and non-arts sectors.see project
Meetings and Conversations
Conversations are generated by meeting artists in a pedagogical context which is led by a comprehensive inquiry into an artist’s practice in the company of other artists with a view to developing a shared, critical language.see project
Platforms are research-and-development contexts that engage artists from various disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. The emphasis is on discovery, play and chaos. Outcome is a dirty word. Process is clean. Chance is everything. An intimate professional engagement with other artists, their practices and thinking is a key dramaturgical strategy as is the introduction of people and ideas, unknown or unfamiliar to the artistic world.