Artborne Magazine December 2016 - Page 38

Hannah Spector and Jacob Bailes by Leah Sandler “Artistic collaboration is a special and obvious case of the manipulation of the figure of the artist, for at the very least collaboration involves a deliberately chosen alteration of artistic identity from individual to composite subjectivity.” —Charles Green, Collaboration as Symptom Artistic collaborations oppose the long-held myth of the artist-aslone-genius—working in isolation from the world—and propose new authorial modes. Collaboration is a practice that acknowledges the interconnectivity of artistic production within communities, and gestures towards a “composite subjectivity.” Hannah Spector and Jacob Bailes developed a philosophy of collaborative production while working together on Moments, Moments, Momentum, their first show together at Orlando’s A Place Gallery in April of this year. Hannah Spector’s formal explorations and Jacob Bailes’ minimalist sensibility coalesced in a show that explored utility, consumption, and the futility of our relationships with unnecessary objects. Perhaps a rumination on the philosophical flaw of selfish individuality so present in our Western consumer culture and capitalist ideologies, the artists chose to avoid attributing works to one or the other specifically in the show, f W'FW"FVfrFB'F7F2FVFGB&7F6R7V7F"6B&WBF2FV66( vRVB&6B&VƗVBvRB'&Wf6&ǒ6VBV6V6RbFRFW.( 2( Ф&v&BVVƆw&FW22F67W76FV6旦F0ƗF67FFRfV&W"#b77VRbR'WW&( FP6W&6RbFRFVwbFV6v6&FƗG6&RfVBFRvW7FW&Ff6&WGvVVGW&RB7VGW&R( Ɩ6FrW vW7FW&W7FVv6fVFF2bFR6VbBFRFW&7B77VFb6W&FbVBVvVG2W"77FV֖2FW7G'V7FbFRVf&VBf"FR&GV7F@67VFbVV6W76'vG2VVƆ( 2W7626F7Ff"&V76W76VBbFW6RFvrFVvW>( FFV6旦FbvVFv^( F2( W"f&2bvrB6VVr&P6Ɩ6BFRvrFW7G'V7FbFRWB( FRF`6&&F2FV&'&FVBb6wV"FVFG2BFRfW'V7BvW7GW&RFv&G2F2FVv6&V76W76VB'7W&B67VGW&WF6F2bfVB&V7G2BFVB0&VfVBg&GW&RfFVv&2VvvrvFFVFGBW&f&6RvW&R6VFVBVG2VG2VGVV6f&gW'FW"6G&'WFrFFR6~( 266WGVFwVP&WBƖfRFRvRbFRF&6VRW"7W'&VBvVv6vRGW&rv6V7FfG2&VVFRF֖B'VV6P6ƖFRBFRVf&VBvRFVƖrvF7V6vVvG66WG2FRv&vVBF&R&FV&W2BV6WGFƖrR7FF6FRFRvW'6GFr&V7FwV"F6`7G&GW&bvF6Ɩ7W'&VFrFRW&WFW"667FVBbFVB֖rG&VB7&72FV2&&Fr&W726FF2v&6VV2FFVFgFR'7W&FGbW"6Vb֖6V@&&FW'2BF7F7F2FR67G'V7FVB6FVv&W2Fv6vP6'BFRv&BBg&FR'F7G>( 7FFVVBf"FR6r( FP'7W&FGbW"VVG26V7FrFw2WGFr&w2&2@&2&W2FW&R27FrBFR66W72bW"w&&&rG2VVBFR( У3p7V7F"B&W2FRfW'FffW&VB&6W2FrFV FfGV&7F6W2vRVFW"26VBFFvF2VFV7V66G7V7F.( 2WWg&R667G2b&&ǒ"Bv&36vRFrBFw&vR&W22&R67VGW&ǒ&VFVB7V7F.( 2&6F'7G&7F2&V֖66VBbf&Ɨ6vR&W22FV'FVBFFR66WGV'BfVVBFRGv6FBFV"6&&FfR&7F6RV2F&6RPFW"WBFr6w&VB&WGvVVGvf7FǒFffW&VBFW2bv&r( RWV7G2WrVFW'7FFw2b'F7F2WF'6FV 'F7F26&&F2VFW'7FFw2FB"B&P667FVBvFFR'F7G>( 6&GV7F2&Vf&RFWFRW6&&FfR&V7G2( 626&W2w&VV2#W766&&F27Fv6RF67W76W2FR7BbFR&6Pb6&&FfRFW2b'F7F2&GV7F66RFRc22&V76W76VBbW7F&Ɨ6VBWF&FW2'F7F2&"2gFVV7&VFFVB&"g&WVVFǒR'F7N( 2&V7B2FV'FVBFFR&"b6VFW727GVF767FG2&W&F'2'BFW'2BFV662v6RW2WfW"RBFFRvFWBFW6R&&W'2&RV6bFRFR6'F7G2vfRFV"v7GVF&7F6W2WG6FRbFV"'2vF'@7FGWF2vB2FRFffW&V6R&WGvVV'F7B6G&7Fr&&W"B'F7B6&&FrvFFW"'F7B&V7CvBf7F'2FV6FRvWFW"6WFr2&""'CvV0WF'6FV6FVB'W&&6&FW"F7&VFfR&GV7F7V7F"B&W2VgBFR7V62WF'6bFV"v&VG2VG2VGV&wVW2gFW"66FW&rFW6Pf7F'2GW&rFR7FFbFR6~( N( vR66RBFFVFgv7&VFVBvBf"W"6r&V6W6RbFRVB`6&&FFBG&7&VBGW&r7F( FR&wVGbFPWF'6bV66VBbFR6rvVBgW'FW"66FW&FbFR7BbFR6&&FV67FvRbFP'F7G>( &6W72vFWBff&r"fWF6rR'F7V"'@bFR&6W7>( F7V'fW'6b7FVBW&&6W2ff&rFV0fW"f'&6FB&"FBW7VǒFV6FRvvWG27&VFFV@f"vBखFRvRbFRVV7FbFBG'V2&W6FVBbFPVFVB7FFW2B27&V6vǒ7'V6F66FW"W"&VF60vFFRv&BBrW"7F27BFR6VFW2vP&VrF26VBF7Fr6ǒWBb6V6W72'F7G22&GV6W'2b7VGW&RfRFR&fVBvW"bFVFǐ67G'V7FrFVFGBW6rW'7V7FfR&FFR67&WFPB'7G&7B6V6R2FF7FVFR66FW&FbFW'>( G2bfWr6&&FfR&7F6W2B66FR7V&V7FfGfRFBF&V7FࠥR66VR&RC7V7F"6Ф6&v6V7FfR6&W0wwr%D$$TtR6Р