Participating artists: Sally Thomson, Shit Disco, Tim Facey, Thomas Seest, Something Haptic, Louise Adam, Alberta Whittle, Robb Mitchell, Found collective, Jenny Stephens, Jacob Bee, Mikel Krumins, Mary Trodden, Aaron Maccloskey, Tessa Smith, Jamie Bolland, James Hodgson, Kyle McCallum
For Cabin Exchange, temporary portable spaces were transformed by local and international artists. These modular 10 x 8 x 8 ft storage containers were delivered to and installed at selected sites across the city. The artists presented site-specific and site-sympathetic works across a broad range of mediums and genres, including performances, exhibitions, interactive installations, art-in-correspondence through post and email, theatre, dance, discussions, presentations, projections, films, games, auctions, competitions, workshops, readings and meals. Cabin Exchange ran yearly from 2002 until 2006 and presented over 160 artworks from over 300 artists.
In 2004 Cabin Exchange was presented in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshops’ annual fixture Magazine. Over one week, Cabin Exchange presented works by 13 different artists across two locations: the pastoral, art-friendly charm of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, and an inner city car park at Potterrow.
‘Their simple re-casting as sites of artistic activity combats the assumption of comfort and niceties associated with most exhibition spaces.’ Neil Clements, Cabin Exchange–Reality check 04
Cabin Exchange 2004 was supported by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
More info: cabinexchange.co.uk
“and i love light” by Sally Thomson. Photography: Will Foster
Jesus by Thomas Seest. Photography: Will Foster
Preparing for Shit Disco. Photography: Cabin Exchange
Another Approach by Tim Facey. Photography: Cabin Exchange
Preparations, Robb Mitchell. Photography: Cabin Exchange