Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan

Oh we will, we will, will we

Oh we will, we will, will we by Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan was two-part commission, comprising a large-scale sculptural installation and a body of associated research activity, which was launched at a public event during the show.

Oh we will, we will, will we was an opportunity for the artists to frame and re-present their characteristic signs and symbols by using and re-combining elements of past pieces, re-appropriating their own work, creating another system of meaning or thinking about meaning. To supplement this work, taking place sideways of the main exhibition, Tatham & O’Sullivan also undertook a series of research activities in collaboration with Fiona Jardine. Although open-ended and without a determined outcome, the focus was on expanding the mythic potential of the signs that their work had previously explored.

Supported by Arts Council England, London and The Henry Moore Foundation. With kind assistance from Lambeth Arts and Furnival Press.

  1. Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan are based in Glasgow. Their most recent solo exhibitions and projects are The Slapstick Mystics with Sticks, Frieze Art Fair Commission, London, 2004; Think Thingamajig and Other Things, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland, 2003 and This has reached the limit conditions of its own rhetoric, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2003. Group exhibitions include Zenomap, Venice Biennale, 2003 and My head is on fire, but my heart is full of love, Charlottenburg Museum, Copenhagen, 2002. Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan are represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow and Sutton Lane, London.

  2. Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Oh we will, we will, will we, 2004. Installation View, Studio Voltaire, London. Courtesy of the artists and Studio Voltaire, London.

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