Projects

TRADE

Founder: Susan Meyerhoff Sharples

‘TRADE' is about trading ideas, opportunities, experiences, cultures, language and skills. Its intention is to use projects as a means of communication, a platform from which exhibitions, collaboration, discussion, debate, interactive projects and workshops will develop and take place internationally. From this, a worldwide community of people will become connected, linked through ideas, ambition, innovation, creativity, openness and generosity. Trade's aim is to focus on international links to create a Global Creative Community.

The idea began with ‘Friend Request’ and interactive piece by Susan Meyerhoff Sharples performed in October 2010, in London, as a continuation of her international project Cultural Crossing and as a direct response to social networking - trading friendship.

'Trading Forever' followed as a book created by Susan Meyerhoff Sharples. The abridged version of the exhibition 'About Here', containing original artwork by four Liverpool artists that will tour nine cities in USA - trading language. The book began, "My whole life is about trading. I trade time, tasks, compassion, ambition, experience, ideas and art." The intention of producing the book was to connect with the reader by evoking a questioning of contemporary language and to instigate a potential dialogue in the exhibition space around terms used in commerce and contemporary art such as: exhibition, international, touring, original and trade.

The initial trading in all of these pieces of work has triggered debate of a much broader idea of the term Trade and in turn instigated the beginning of an International Programme.

PROGRAMME 2010-11
Friend Request, London, Oct 2010
Trading Forever, USA, Jan 2011
The Inbetween Space 2010-11, a collaborative installation with Claudia Czimek from Austria, part of ‘State of Perception’ exhibition at Metal, Edge Hill Station, Liverpool.
The Object of Things - Toys 2011, part of Threshold Festival, CUC, Liverpool

FUTURE PROJECTS
The Object of Things - Nonage 2011, Pula, Croatia