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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

    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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