AfterCarl takes as a starting point the discrepancies around Carl Andre’s ‘Equivalent VIII’ (1966), its description, measurements, provenance and position within art history.
In 1972 the Tate bought Carl Andre’s Equivalent VIII, six years after it was first exhibited. The set bought by the Tate however was not one of the original sets exhibited. Having only sold one set at the exhibition Andre returned the unsold bricks to the brickworks for a refund. When he was approached six years later by the Tate Andre was unable to source the same bricks again due the brickwork's closure. Instead of supplying the original 'bluish white' bricks he supplied a substitute 'yellowy- brown' set.
Catalogue Entry, Tate.org.uk [Internet]. Available at: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/andre-equivalent-viii-t01534/text-catalogue-entry [Accessed 30/05/14]
For the concluding part to their collaborative project Ech-O-Cham-Ber presented new work and launched a publication featuring a commissioned text by Alistair Rider (author of Carl Andre: Things in their Elements (Phaidon, 2011)).
In October 2014 the Ech-O-Cham-Ber members travelled to New York to research, make and exhibit a new body of work that took, as its starting point, Andre's ersatz bricks and missing brickworks. Generated from archival and site research in the UK and the USA, the work manifested as an exhibition in America