Control Point:
A Temporary Facility
Plymouth Arts Centre
Plymouth, UK
2010

Control Point: A Temporary Facility, was a project curated by artists Sovay Berriman and Steven Paige. The exhibition took the form of a facility activated by the Operatives, the artists, who worked within it

Artists, writers and curators based in or around the city of Plymouth responded to an open call to be part of the project and become and Operative.


A series of activities, including seminars, screenings, dialogues and residencies investigated ideas around artist-led and independent activity, peer learning, the professionalism of visual arts and networking. 
This project offered artist and audience alike an opportunity to consider and examine how to accomplish significance and arm themselves with skills for artistic survival in the current climate.

This process fuelled real outcomes for visiting audiences, artists and the Operatives themselves. Whilst Control Point: a Temporary Facility expires January 2010, its influence continues to be felt in the new relationships formed through the exhibition and, in the living resource of the Operatives.


Operatives
Agents: Lucy Brennan, Scott Daniels, David G Johns, William L Amery & Ben Langworthy.

Stewards: Rebekah Gibbons, Elise Darlow, Mickey Hey, Donna Howard, Ali Donkin, Frances Greenough, Gemma Kaye, Lauren Bishop, Ryan Curtis, Beth Helliwell, Beth Richards & Jon Russell.



Visiting Artists: Sam Venables,  The Royal Standard, Liverpool.
Naomi Hannam,  Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall.
Mark Player, Bristol Diving School.
Robin & Harry of An Endless Supply, Birmingham.

Hosts:
Motorcade/Flash Parade & Bristol Diving School, Bristol, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, An Endless Supply, Birmingham


Speakers:
Clare Thornton, Performance Re-enactment Society, Rhys Coren, Oliver Flaxman of PVAC, Marie-Anne McQuay, Spike Island, Bristol, Megan Wakefield UWE, Hannah Jones, Viewpoint Gallery, Jon Blyth and Tim Mills, Fotonow, Plymouth, Ed Adam. Alias and a-n, lowprofile, 24hr Comic, Cornwall, Geoff Cox, Kathryn Wynne, onec, Plymouth.