|DADOPTION forms part of the work of 67projects, a non-for-profit commissioning body chaired by Liverpool-based artist Alan Dunn.|
Born in Glasgow in 1967, Dunn studied at Glasgow School of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago, graduating with a Masters' Degree in 1991 and gaining coverage
the same year in Artforum International for his self-initiated and curated Bellgrove Station Billboard Project. |
Since 1987, Dunn has been commissioning and presenting new artworks on billboards including major new works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), Scanner, Douglas Gordon, Pavel Büchler, Alma Tischler-Wood, Langlands & Bell, Fiona Banner, Pierre Huyghe, Erwin Wurm, David Jacques, Kurt Johannessen, Willie Doherty, Riikka Ala-Harja and Bill Drummond.
Between 2001-7 he was lead artist with FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) on the ground-breaking community webcast project tenantspin, developing collaborative content with Pete Wylie, Alex Cox, Rirkrit Tiravanija, EAST05 & Gustav Metzger, Mike McCartney, BBC Radio 3, Jeff Young, Superflex & Rooseum, 40 Years of Fluxus, Kim Ryan, Chris Bernard, Dean Sullivan & Granada TV, the Communist Party of Liverpool, Will Self, Hillsborough Justice Campaign and Foreign Investment. In 2007 he co-authored and curated the landmark tenantspin The Bold Street Project, attracting record audiences to the FACT Centre Media Lounge.
In 2006 he managed the Good Diversions suite of off-site works for the Bluecoat Gallery and Liverpool Culture Company and has recently presented work in the Shanghai Biennalle, The Anthology of Art (Berlin, Linz, Karlsruhe, Bonn), vibrofiles (Paris/New York) and Populism in collaboration with Superflex and tenantspin (Helsinki, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Oslo, Vilnius). He lectures part-time on the Contemporary Creative Practice course at Leeds Metropolitan University.
In late 2005 he and his partner adopted two children from South London.
In 2003 Dunn founded the CDR label cantaudio to create highly limited editions of "anticipated sounds", creating the audio envisaged prior to hearing a major piece for the first time. Subjects have included Gloomy Sunday, The End, Helikopter Streichquartett, Revolution 9, Metal Machine Music, 25 Minutes To Go and The Lord's Prayer.
See www.alandunn67.co.uk for project documentation.
|DADOPTION is supported by Arts Council England|