We commissioned Zatorski + Zatorski for a temporary site specific installation, part of the annual exhibition programme at Marks & Spencer Head Office in Baker Street. Zatorski + Zatorski produced a wall-based text installation to examine themes of transitoriness and transience during a period of change that connected with the re-structuring of Marks & Spencer’s business.
Both graduates of Scottish art schools, Zatorski + Zatorski are collaborative artists working in the areas of video/ film, installation, sculpture, performance, photography and drawing. They have exhibited widely, abroad and in the UK, including Tate Britain, Royal Academy, Whitechapel Gallery and the National Gallery of Scotland.
‘I Miss You’ was exhibited in 2001 and was part of the Marks & Spencer Head Office Cultural Programme, 1993-2004.
HS Projects received funds from the Arts & Business New Partners initiative to develop an ambitious series of workshops with lead artists Zatorski + Zatorski for the employees of Insight Investment.
Participating staff were encouraged to experiment with all sorts of visual language, from photography, to drawing, video, portraiture, text and a ‘happening’ at the end of the last workshop, offering them a wide spectrum of creative possibilities. Each workshop was carefully structured to feed into the next and so create a momentum and a sense of anticipation.
The theme of the project was ‘a journey’ and participants were tasked with taking photographs and experimenting with image-making using a variety of media to represent a journey, real or metaphorical. They explored visual language and creative thinking. A total of about 2,000 photographs, drawings and text pieces were produced during the project. The participants also created an artist’s book and a number of short video films which linked ordinary objects to extraordinary histories.