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Aaron Williamson is artist in residence at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and is using his time to ‘eavesdrop’ upon the paintings in the collection. As one of DAO's Diverse Perspectives commissions, Aaron is blogging about his his work-in-progress 'The Eavesdropper' which is part of the Liverpool Biennial and DaDaFest 2012, culiminating in a series of performance-based interventions in the gallery in November.

Blog 3: The search for the pets in the dungeons continues...

17 August 2012

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Photographs of pictures hanging in basement storage with box in the middle

Down in the Walker’s art dungeon’s we quickly decided to disqualify proud bloodstock and hunting hounds from pet status and my three investigators spread out through the cages flicking lights on and off in search of kittens and lapdogs, budgies and parrots. Golly, I’d accept a tortoise or even an ostrich if it looked tame. When I was very much younger my family frequented a beetle-browed dentist - a quite terrifying man when his mouth-mask was raised – whose surgery...

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Blog 2: Aaron offers his services as a pet clairvoyant

17 August 2012

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Image showing advert in shop window which reads

I’m back on the job at the Walker Art Gallery via a stopover at Supernormal Art and Music Festival to perform with the cosmic band Flat Soufflée. (They’d decided I’m some sort of divinity and after forming a white-garbed cult, invited me to lead them around the festival as a well-refreshed wandering minstrelsy. The highlight amongst many japes was a hastily composed ‘Eastern’ chant that we embellished with dramatic prostrations in front of a roasting hog...

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Blog 1: Aaron Williamson blogs his new residency at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

6 August 2012

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Aaron stands in front of a large painting with his right had stretched out mimicking the character depicted in the artwork

It’s been two years now since I was last a-blogging for DAO during my time as the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursarist for Shape at Spike Island, Bristol [Read Aaron's previous blog here]. I’m now artist in residence at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool as part of the coming Biennial and the invitation to write again for DAO has arisen. Last time, I used the activity of blogging as a useful medium for reflection and speculation away from the crucible of, um, doing stuff, and...

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