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The Mobile Institute

September 9, 2009

Residency – Cylinders Estate 2009.

In collaboration with Littoral Arts Trust.

Cylinders Estate

The Mobile Institute were invited to a residency on the Cylinders Estate on the 10th Anniversary of Littoral’s discovery of the site. The site is home to the Merz Barn, Kurt Schwitter’s final Merzbau structure that he built towards the end of the second world war. For more information about this please visit

We spent a week on site exploring the place and our collective ideaologies through a diverse series of methods derived from our various individual practices.

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  1. September 25, 2009 9:52 am

    Would you be interested in doing a possible piece or interview for the next artfractures journal? It’s a quarterly collection focusing on art and writing concerned with social issues and identity as well as reinterpreting aspects of mainstream art. Maybe the Merz barn would be a good opportunity to reflect on how so many of the issues at the time of Schwitters development have in fact not gone away and are now being revisited. (Schwitters work was personally very important to me when I was in Newcastle in the early 70’s and deciding to take up a direction in art…) Anyway please have a look at the site ( ) and journal to see if this would be relevant to your project, and contact myself John Wallett ( ) or the editor John Finlay ( ) if this sounds interesting. We have just launched issue 01 ( ) so there’s some time to develop ideas here…

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