Teresa Albor 24 Sculptures in 24 Hours, LPAP / by Claire Farrell

Teresa Albor 24 Sculptures in 24 Hours

Part of Longbridge Public Art Project (LPAP) Longbridge, Birmingham, 2014

On the site of the former Longbridge Car Factory for the first time since 2005 artist Teresa Albor created a 24 hour assemblage art production line.

The artist was inspired by the heritage of the area; the working intergenerational community and the production lines which ran for nearly a century.

The work raises questions about cultural production and labour, exposing both the similarities and the disconnects between the making of “art” vs. the making of other goods. It also plays with the concept of the “white cube” gallery scenario where art is a precious commodity consumed by the elite. In this case, we are in a project space, adjacent to a historical factory, the work was given away for free and is produced openly, informed by “factory” processes, such as deadlines and mass production. Cultural production is depicted as an assembly line process. In summary: this is “task-oriented” performance art, about labor and art, and the methods and systems of quantity-production.

Find out more about Longbridge Public Art Project at www.LPAP.co.uk