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The Enigma that is Platform-7: CWL Creative Voucher, The Silent Cacophony case study

Pratt, A.C., Mattocks, K. & Kesimoglou, A. (2014). The Enigma that is Platform-7: CWL Creative Voucher, The Silent Cacophony case study (Creative Works London Working Paper No 8). London: Creative Works London.


The focus of this project is not to evaluate the success or impact of the event/events that Platform-7 (P7) curate; rather it seeks to discover the ways of working, and future directions that P7 may take. We want to understand process and outcomes in a broader context. In this sense we are not interested in the audience, we bracket it out. Instead we look at the process and the impact on the artists and artistic practice. This marks out this piece of work, and makes it innovative in the perspective and approach from the normative concern with evaluation of outputs in the form of audience reaction. We offer a complementary perspective. Accordingly our concern is with practice and process. P7 is an unorthodox organisation and accordingly we have taken a more anthropological perspective and suspended normative assumptions about what should, or we might expect to, happen: we follow what does happen, and the accounts of the (artistic) participants.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Culture & the Creative Industries
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