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Membership of What They Could Do, They Did is defined by participation and contribution, and results in a complex, unstable web of formal relationships. We each operate simultaneously as independent agents and as part of the wider social construct.

Index of artists
cohorts and collaborators
  • The Forest Café, Edinburgh, provide a fertile space for performance, experimentation and development. They are also perhaps the most accommodating and welcoming group of people on earth, and make extraordinary vegetarian burritos. There are few venues that will give you free reign over their (enormous, beautiful) space for a full week, for free, and then build an impromptu 18ft projection screen for you.

    Hosted our July 2006 and August 2007 shows.

  • The Mentalist Association encompasses members of the WTCD-inveterate Tea and Toast Band (who got us described as "Not so much guerilla as gorilla"), Yeborobo, and In Search Of Silence, who curated an entire evening's worth of avant-magical film and art in the surrounds of the Forest's church hall.

    Not to be confused with British Mentalist Association, who appear to be scallies.

  • Auto-Italia South East is an open gallery space based in Peckham, London, which provide a free and firmly non-commercial platform for art events and exhibitions. They played host to our four-day March 2007 show in their disused car showroom, a space which has sadly now been deserted due to impending demolition.

  • The Wallis Gallery is a 5,000 square foot warehouse in Hackney Wick which provides a critical showcase for underground talent, frequently including artists from What They Could Do, They Did.

  • noise provide a skeletal online infrastructure for What They Could Do and many of our participants, including web hosting & development that is free of commercial ties and dependencies

  • Albumen Records is a digital label which provides a gathering ground for unorthodox and unappetizing releases created by artists surrounding What They Could Do, They Did. They showcased a number of audio works as part of our August 2007 show.