Artangel InteractionRuth Ewan: Did You Kiss the Foot That Kicked You? Photograph by Thierry Bal
Artangel Interaction projects place emphasis on process; the ways in which ideas, thoughts and experiences are transformed into images, print, performance, text and objects.
We are interested in how artists work, but most importantly we are interested in how artists can open up and expand the way they work to involve other people, how working with other people can enrich a project and transform ideas into something which couldn’t have been imagined at that first conversation.
We don’t work to an agenda, we begin with an artist and an idea and let this first starting point reveal the rest of the project; where it should happen, who it seeks. Everyone who becomes involved in an Interaction project is unique and has a unique involvement, they have different things to contribute and receive different things from participating. Their involvement, no matter how simple or subtle, shifts the work; they are an intrinsic part of it.
Our projects introduce us to diverse networks of people and ways of working, from underground communities of invisible night-shift-workers, to a disparate array of busking musicians, to the hedge fund managers that juggle our economic future, to our neighbours, to our neighbours far away, to each other.
All of our projects create their own boundaries, location, time length and form; we rarely work inside institutions, instead you will stumble across Interaction projects in unusual and unexpected places; at the back of a hairdressers, under London Bridge, amongst the wild nettles growing at the edge of your estate. The value of Interaction projects is in the way they are revealed and the stories they tell us when they arrive.
For information on our current and past projects see the Interaction Projects area of this website.