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Transcript

I felt that part of the Arts Council money there was to broaden the audience for contemporary art and one of the ways of doing that was to make the links in the programming with the house and so we did try to programme things… sometimes inviting artists to make work in response to the house or programming things that seemed to chime with the house. One of the very first exhibitions that I programmed was an exhibition of drawings by John Cage, which seemed to fit very much the ethos of the house and in fact when the show went up to Edinburgh, John Cage did actually go and meet Jim Ede. I think it was perhaps not the meeting of like-minded individuals that one might have seen, but perhaps exposed the differences between two men that might believe in the beauty of silence or the meanings of silence but actually from very different perspectives. One being a rather, sort of, lively American seventy-year-old with a very active brain and very focussed on the experimental and Jim perhaps focussed very much on something that was more reflective.