nudge unit is always doing something, with somebody, somewhere.

nudge unit situates itself behind the public façade of institutions. It sees the entirety of an institution as potential material, regardless of existing architecture, people, structures and systems. n-u constructs a forum to bring in people who offer other perspectives on a particular locality.

Institutions are designed, built and structured, but their interior environments, local activities and spaces are the result of thousands of interventions. n-u is fascinated by this expedient process, and wonders; what if just a few of these interventions are offered for a different purpose – not design – but re-orientated. nudge unit registers peripheral activity, giving priority to unrecognised relationships and undervalued materials. Acting on this recognition, n-u offers to enter your institution and propose material interventions to offer alternative systems of value.

There are different audiences for nudge unit, one being the employees of the organization, another through public engagement. n-u is an institutional affair, working across many organisations.
All the interventions will be made available for reconsideration through a publication.

the artists

Michelle Atherton is an artist based in London. Her work objectifies cultural phenomena as a means to investigate structures, systems and indeterminate preoccupations. She is interested in the resistance of space through the image and the construction of an insubordinate aesthetic. Most recent exhibitions include: RAF Cosford, UK; Zeppelin Museum, Germany; Tatton Park Biennale; Kino Babylon, Berlin; Linergallari Tallinn, Estonia; and Dagmar de Pooter Gallery, Antwerp. Her work has been supported through the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

T C McCormack is an artist based in London. His multidisciplinary practice is a creative and discursive site, considering a constellation of preoccupations; from the shifting identity of materiality, the absence of human agency, the phenomenon of resistance space, to language’s ability to delineate the relational affinities of forms. His work takes a range of outcomes, often combining: projections, assemblage, film, publications, event programmes, curated consultation and drawing. His work has been shown at Platform; Istanbul, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Goethe Institute; New York, FACT; Liverpool, Museum of Contemporary Art; Sydney, Ormeau Baths Gallery; Belfast and LoBe, Berlin.