Nelson presented a major installation constructed behind the gallery booths; a labyrinthine series of rooms reveal an industrious underbelly and a documentary fiction, a structural and conceptual counterpoint to the hiss and fizz of the fair.
Lara Almarcegui presented a structural analysis of the fair. A large scale wall text documents the range, weight and volume of the material components which contribute to the construction of the tent structure: steel, wood, plaster, cloth, plastic… and the total weight of the building. An alternative way of drawing attention to and experiencing this site of production.
Pablo Bronstein presented an off-site architectural tour of London. Bronstein conducted a corporate-style minibus tour of famous and infamous London buildings of the 1980s. Focusing on the politics of architectural style during the pre-crash Thatcher years, the tour aimed to rediscover and reappraise the buildings in light of the architecture boom currently underway in London, giving a backdrop to the climate that gave rise to the possibility of an international art fair.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul made a short 35mm film, The Anthem, for The Artists Cinema. Weerasethakul is a filmmaker and artist who since the early 1990s has been one of the few filmmakers in Thailand working outside of the strict Thai studio system.
Loris Gréaud and DGZ Research presented an exhibition of nano sculptures displayed in a bespoke micro museum which creates a framework for the presentation of these art works invisible to the human eye. The exhibition was accompanied by a limited edition catalogue, produced by Coédition Xn Éditions, Aurélie Geslin and Christophe Daviet-Thery featuring a Panini-style sticker collection of images of the nano sculptures.
Video-maker and photographer Phil Collins’ 35mm film he who laughs last laughs longest continued the artist’s central concern with people, place and community.
Bonnie Camplin’s 35mm film Special Afflictions by Roy Harryhozen premiered at the fair in The Artists Cinema.
The Artists Cinema was a collaboration to construct, programme and run a cinema for artists’ film and video within Frieze Art Fair.
Miguel Calderón’s short 35mm film Guest of Honor follows a family who encounter a deer on a Sunday picnic excursion and adopt it as a domestic pet with bizarre and scatological consequences.
Manon de Boer’s 35mm film Presto — Perfect Sound depicts composer and violinist George Van Dam performing the fourth movement of a Bartók violin sonata.
Project Art Centre curator Grant Watson and Sarah Pierce (The Metropolitan Complex, Dublin) co-curated a series of radio programmes in collaboration with Resonance104.4fm, which were broadcast live from the Resonance radio booth at the fair.
For the third year London’s art radio station Resonance104.4fm set up their radio station and broadcasted live from the fair.
Since its inauguration in 2001 the growth of Platform’s library and archive has been almost entirely dependent on the donations of colleagues, friends and visitors.