Since 2003, artists Sam Ely and Lynn Harris have led Unrealised Projects, a collaborative series to which they invite artists, designers, curators, writers, performers and musicians to submit "unrecognised, unfinished and unfulfilled ideas". The sometimes irreverent, sometimes wistful submissions range from Per Hüttner's exhaustive, deadpan description of how he could recreate Gericault's Romantic masterpiece The Raft of the Medusa in the middle of the Mojave desert (complete with goofy Photoshop mockups), to Martin Clark's spare outline of an "Unrealised Exhibition", which reads only, "Phil Collins, Steve McQueen, Chris Evans, Dave Allen, Richard Wilson. Curated by Kate Bush".
February 10 marked the launch of Ely and Harris's fourth compendium of Unrealised Projects, a considered conclusion to a journey into material, alongside music and multimedia perfomance at Milton Keynes Gallery.
image courtesy Cecilie Gravesen, production still (2011)