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  • Brian Duggan, Everything can be done, in principle, 2012, timber, canvas, roller skates, 1890s Wyoming period costume, sound. Installation view.

    Brian Duggan, Everything can be done, in principle, 2012, timber, canvas, roller skates, 1890s Wyoming period costume, sound. Installation view.

    Brian Duggan

    VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

    Instead of a slick contemporary gallery, a high-beamed wooden barn; instead of twenty-first-century clothes, Wild West costume; and instead of solitary, contemplative observation, communal roller-skating. This was the mixed-up mise-en-scène proposed by Brian Duggan in Everything can be done, in principle, 2012, a participatory installation commissioned for the enormous main exhibition space at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art. Inserting a huge timber structure into this austere white box (part of a recently built venue that is therefore already a vast architectural relic of a more affluent

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