Then, at the appointed hour, the master engineers fitted up the great hulk, which was moored near the Wharf of Dundas, in the city of Glasgow. It is a miraculous contrivance, built of such a size, and to such a miraculous design, that it rivals the great vessels of the ancients. Its girth exceeds the dredger of Saltash, its height equals the mainmast of HMS Aspic, and its integrity dwarfs the Raft of Grandgousier. The prow and hull were fashioned to withstand a tempest, while inside more than a dozen artists sheltered, all willing play a part in what was to come. … Into the hulk entered these noble artists, all cheerful, gallant, brisk and eager for the fray.
And then, from within, there could be heard much debate as to the name that this fine vessel should take. … Once the clamour subsided, and time had passed, Corporal Rank went in last and shut the sprung iron doors on the inside, thus revealing a name emblazoned proudly on the stern: RUBBLE STIR.
Curated by Beagles & Ramsey
Artists: Terry Atkinson / John Bock / David Burrows / Helen de Main / Erica Eyres / Martin Kippenberger / Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan / Mick Peter / Beagles & Ramsay / Kate V Robertson / Michael Stumpf / Clara Ursitti / Fischli & Weiss / Michael Wilkinson
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