I am the artist You are the artist

A live-art installation created for VAS:T (Visual Arts Scotland’s 2015 exhibition) at the Royal Scottish Academy galleries in Edinburgh. The installation explores the identity and role of the contemporary artist and the public’s assumptions and expectations about artists and art making.

By employing art imposters to adopt the role of artist Hans K Clausen and engage gallery visitors in conversation it is intended to raise discussion about the place of myth, persona and enigma in the lives of artists, the commercial creation of artist as brand, and the blurred boundaries between creation and craft, authorship and ownership, originality and ingenuity, authenticity and fakery.