The House of Beautifully Earned Trust

Muster Station
The House of Beautifully Earned Trust

2018 Starts in the HB cinema and continues on a short walk
Is this a new form of Airbnb or a regular family home? Yes.
Is it a protest or a celebration? No.
Do they love art or seek to destroy it? Yes.
Who is the family? No. What year is this? Yes. Why do they need visitors? No. Who’s actually in charge around here? No. What does it mean for our future? Yes. And so on? Maybe.
Muster Station is a rethinking and regrouping; an evolving group of artists that emerged from the closure of their art school at the University of Kent. As a sequel to (and inversion of) the School of Beginnings held at Tate Modern, (February, 2018), the Muster Station artists ask you to now put your trust in them, to show you a video, a sound, a walk and a home; The House of Beautifully Earned Trust.Muster Station, the School of Beginnings and The House of Beautifully Earned Trust were initiated by Whitstable-based artist, Adam Chodzko.

Participating artists:

Megan Boyle
Adam Chodzko
Sophie Chapman
Jordan Colbert
Jose Fernandez Levy
Andrew Gallacher
Sian Hookins
Adam James
Jose Macabra
Angel Obi
Claire Orme
Daniel Owusu
Carol Smith
Olu Taiwo
Fiona Townend

Data For Data’s Sake #2 – Shredding

Tate Modern

Collaborative making at Tate Modern, 5th floor, Blavatnik building on 3rd and 4th February 2018. Data for Data’s Sake (2018) invited visitors to take government data about UK government art collections (including the Tate’s) personalise it, shred it and cage it, to produce new works of data.

XML Data

Using XML data from the government data website (government art collection) for performance reading/singing of raw data.

Shredding the data

Highlighting/colouring A4 sheets to produce new ‘works of Data’ + inviting visitors to make their own works from shredding the data and caging the data. Works of Data which turn into works of art, which must, of course, be destroyed… because: Continue reading “Data For Data’s Sake #2 – Shredding”

Tate Exchange 3/4th Feb 2018: School of Beginnings

Tate Exchange Conceptual Art Collaboration, Performance and Production.

Andrew Gallacher: Data for Data’s Sake



I will deliver spirited readings of this data. Perhaps I will stand at a lectern and be lit theatrically. I may wear a costume – perhaps academic robes, or a clerical surplice, or the evening dress of a concert tenor. These performances could last about 5 minutes and be performed to fit in with other events taking place in the venue. I envisage 4 such performances on each of the two days. Continue reading “Tate Exchange 3/4th Feb 2018: School of Beginnings”

Tate Modern 10 minute talk: Fountain by Marcel Duchamp

Tate Modern Fountain Ten Minute Talk

I’m Andrew Gallacher, I’m an artist working here at Tate Exchange – 5th floor Blavatnik building. I’m a conceptual artist and that’s why this work interests me so much, because, it is probably the first bit of conceptual art. by conceptual, I suppose I mean that the idea behind the work is the most important thing about it. Continue reading “Tate Modern 10 minute talk: Fountain by Marcel Duchamp”

Tate-Sung Data For Data’s Sake Performance

Andrew Gallacher Tate Modern Performance

This is XML Data from

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham Pitt, William, 1st Earl of Chatham Prime Minister 1708 1778 1708 1708-1778 Birth Date – Death Date 130755 15964 130760 William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bent-ink, 3rd Duke of Portland Cavendish-Bent-ink, William Henry Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Portland Prime Minister 1738 1809 1738 1738-1809 Birth Date – Death Date 130760 26542 130764 Spencer Perceval Perceval, Spenser Prime Minister