How will anyone know what is happening? How will what has happened be remembered, documented, passed on, learned from?
Performative, durational projects, involving activity that is relational and process-based rather than outcome-driven and object-based, all too often occupy blind spots. Some purposefully don’t want to, or perhaps can’t, extend to a capacity for documentation. Their intuitive and creatively spontaneous approaches, rather than bureaucratic ones, often determine that minimal time and resources are spent on infrastructure, legacy, promoting awareness, or documentation.
This lack of knowledge or evidence leaves a wide gap for falsification or forgetting, or for the space to be taken up by a single, already established narrative that serves existing interests.
But this website goes some way to filling that gap for Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address – to ensure a legacy for the project and ensure that the collaborative work of all the artists involved is part of a creative virtual space that might generate, inform or inspire the evolution of Convention House and wider initiatives too.