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Madeleine Hope Fraser, Stephanie Mann, Jack McCombe
A Room for a Handshake

31 March - 28 April 2019
Look Again Project Space
32 St Andrew Street
Aberdeen, AB25 1JA

Opening Evening: Sat 30 March, 6 - 8pm

Visit:  Thu 5-8pm, Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm

Supported by Aberdeen City Council's Creative Fund and Look Again.

Tendency Towards presents newly commissioned sculptural, text and sound works by Madeleine Hope-Fraser, Jack McCombe and Stephanie Mann jointly investigating the formation and narration of communal architectures. Considering the role artist-led spaces play in forming local cultural identities, A Room For a Handshake envisages exhibition-making as a framework for supporting artist actions. A programme of activations including a weekly guided library, shared meals, artists workshops and advice sessions delivered jointly by Look Again and Tendency Towards will populate the projects’ month long run at Look Again’s new city-centre project space.

Madeleine Hope-Fraser, Jack McCombe and Stephanie Mann all investigate materiality, objects, space and thingliness within their practices in multi-disciplinary methods. Covering site-specific installations, sculpture, text, performance and video, their practices are broad and explorative in their approach to exhibitions

Creating work collectively, Hope-Fraser and McCombe both studied at Glasgow School of Art, now based jointly in Toronto and Glasgow; Stephanie Mann is based in Edinburgh, currently participating in the inaugural two-year Talbot Rice Residents Programme.

A Room For a Handshake is a continuation of projects by Tendency Towards investigating the formation, operation and working methods within artist communities, often specifically looking at the emotional labor involved in contemporary collective visual arts practices.