27 Sep 22—03 Oct 22
Dylan Francis

Cons-piracy is the second of our new series of ten window text commissions by artists, writers, and designers. Following the 2021 series inspired by Meadhbh McNutt's Should artists write? workshops, many of the 2022 writers participated in Francis Whorrall-Campbell's workshops How to Write a Door and Walk Through, as well as other artists and writers also invited to participate. The writers were invited to create one page of text – a completely open brief. The texts range from prose poems to statements, shared intimate moments and more, each capturing the different thoughts and feelings of the author. The texts have been designed by different artists and designers and printed in a risograph edition by Derry Print Workshop.

The texts are visible from CCA's windows, each for two weeks, as well as visible online here and distributed across our region. All 10 from the 2022 series will be available to buy as a fundraiser bundle later this year.

Cons-piracy, 2022
Author: Francis Whorrall-Campbell
Designer: Dylan Fox
Printer: Derry Print Workshop
Risograph edition of 200

About the author & designer:

Francis Whorrall-Campbell is an artist and writer from the UK. Guided by the possibilities of transition, they experiment with questions of bodily authority and knowledge to produce artwork and texts in various media and formats. They are a 2021–23 Research Associate at CCA Derry~Londonderry. | @francis_w_c

Dylan Fox is a queer trans visual artist, based in the midlands UK. His practice tackles isolation and advocates accessibility for LGBTQIA+ People. His work is socially driven, meaning his exhibitions, artworks, workshops, and events enable dialogues and strengthen communities while aiming to challenge outdated perceptions.

Dylan utilised the colours of the transgender flag to emphasize injustices discussed by Francis in Cons-piracy. Clouds are significant to Dylan’s practice (Candyfloss, 2017 / Navigating the handshake, 2020 / A-Boards II, 2021). Here, neon pink clouds reiterate: firstly, how Cons-piracy references renaissance paintings and one point perspective to show that people’s inability to shift their approach to gender is tiresome for transgender people; and secondly, the hasty and often polarised views given and felt through cloud-based media platforms like Instagram, and subsequent cloud-based media interactions. | | @dylanfoxart

This project was made possible thanks to support from the Art Fund and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The 2021 editions are available as a bundle edition to buy from CCA's shop as a fundraiser.