Sarah Spanton's film 'Set Apart From Others', 2005, was the result of an Axis commission to document the company's move from our premises in Queen Square, a run-down Georgian mid-terrace in Leeds city centre, to the new Round Foundry Media Centre in Holbeck Urban Village, located in one of the city's major new urban developments. The project was funded by Arts Council England.
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The film is a series of transitions; images and actions, made in response to a dialogue between the artist and Axis staff during the process of their move of work place.
'Set Apart From Others' was first seen as part of Assemblage, an interpersonal performance for Axis staff held on 10.2.05. Using maps and directions the artist led the staff around the Round Foundry remembering and reconfiguring the experience of Queen Square, through performance, text, video, objects and images.
During the performance various image and text-based works made during the commission were presented. This group of 6 paper objects are part of a series of 24, where photographs and text were photocopied onto obsolete letterheads collected by the artist during the move.
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