Andy Holden and David Raymond Conroy work individually and together as artists, and have recently collaborated on a stage play which uses the theatre space as a frame for contemporary artistic practice.
Their piece Leaving the Relationship is based on David Foster Wallace’s book Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. Every hour, a dramatic monologue from the book is played in the exhibition space, punctuated by the unspoken questions of the audience in the form of a projected letter ‘Q’. Talking through the end of a relationship, the text addresses fundamental questions about our relationships with things and people, such as the implicit power structures which are inherent in the way we look at exhibitions. The audio work activates and transforms the exhibition space temporarily for its duration, taking the space as its stage.