FODO is a gathering of artists who have recognised a need to set up a critical environment to counter a general absence of opportunities for useful debate.

FODO is the discussion or walk/talk around artworks or things, new, unseen, still in development and brought together for one day only into one place.

To continue a series of FODO events the initial group of twelve artists was split into two which allowed more artists to be invited ‘by proxy’ so as to allow a new random group to build up. FODO does not curate.

FODO is not intended as a gallery, it is more like a workshop. It is a place or hyphen between the solitary studio and the public gallery space. As Heidegger suggests in ‘The Origin Of The Work Of Art’, we dwell in the place between things, on the bridge. This Classical idea of aletheia, the unconcealed, is the ‘work’ done in preparation towards the finished artworks, and requires attention.

The WAC Gallery in Waterloo has provided an ideal place to start this project, as it is a corridor, staircase, landing and lobby.

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