The first man asks “What’s a McGuffin?” “Well,” the other man says, “It’s an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands.” The first man says “But there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands,” and Alfred Hitchcock answers “Well, then that’s no MacGuffin!”
The original script for the exhibition A MacGuffin and Some Other Things focused on the object as it occurs within the narrative of a play or film. The exhibition has gone somewhat off-script. Things slowly took over. The works on display vary between objects that ‘perform’ or imply a script, video works that contain a script, and performative works that serve to enact or disrupt a script, examining the effect that sculptural objects have on meaning.
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