Parasite, New York, NY, USA. 1997/8
A New York based group project, initiated by Andrea Fraser and Nils Norman - with Julie Ault, Martin Beck, Tom Burr, Michael Clegg, Mark Dion, Julia Fischer, Renée Green, Ben Kinmont, Silvia Kolbowski, John Menick, Christian Phillip Müller, Morgan J. Puett, Simon Leung, Jason Simon, Lincoln Tobier, Fred Wilson and Florian Zeyfang.
Parasite was formed as a support and discussion group for artists interested in a context specific art practice. It met regularly - initially in members apartments - to share projects and ideas. It went on to piggyback (parasite) two local institutions - the PS1 Clock Tower and The Drawing Centre's Project Room, downtown NY, where it took on a more public character utilising the host institutions' infrastructure in exchange for content provision: organising public presentations and discussions as well as organising Andrea Fraser's Services exhibition and re-staging Mel Bochner's Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed As Art from 1966.
It also developed a small archive of projects related to its interests and themes.