James R Ford

33 things to do before you’re 10

Charlotte Road   |   Residency   |   20.01.09 – 28.03.09

33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
33 things to do before you’re 10
James R Ford, 2009
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable

FERREIRA PROJECTS is proud to announce James R Ford’s new Residency project – 33 things to do before you’re 10. Over a 4-week period Ford will create a room-sized installation filled with photography, documentary debris and monitors; a haphazard collection of documentation from the deceptively gruelling 17 month online project 33 things to do before you’re 10.

In March 2007 Ford came across an article in a newspaper, which listed 33 things you should do before you’re 10 and realised, he hadn’t done them all. He decided that, since he was soon to be married and really should have grown up by now, he would work his way through the list with his partner Tess. The project took the form of a weblog, presenting photographs and videos of Ford and Tess completing activities such as collecting frog spawn, baking cakes and hosting a Teddy Bear’s picnic.

Some of the things Ford did as a child and some he didn’t, but it’s performing these activities/tasks from an adult perspective and physicality that becomes interesting. The results of this residency will form an integral part of Ford’s solo exhibition entitled Only Boring People Get Bored.