POST Artists will be showcasing the results of their collaborative practice to the local residents and artists of Hackney Wick to highlight this rewarding means of making work. They will meet the artist in residence at the “Exchange” space on Saturday 27th August when they will continue a collaborative exchange which began with four members going to Athens last year and meeting with collaborative art group OgreAttend. Documentation of the show will be sent back to Athens for the next leg of this collaborative fractal.
The overriding theme of the show is that of “Broken Telephone” a Greek term with a similar meaning to “Chinese Whispers”. With each stage of the collaboration, the message metamorphoses and the journey continues… So far we have covered Byron, death, concrete, geometry, the Atrocity Exhibition, fetishisation of celebrity, triangles, buried hearts and oversized brains. Where will this take us next?
Private view 1st Sept. 7 till 9
Exchange Project Space, Unit 14, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
(almost opposite Elevator Gallery)
Last Friday, our latest show at Market POST opened. Titled “I’m in the heart of Tooting at the moment” the show was titled after overhearing a mobile phone conversation and wondering what the heart of Tooting actually is. The site responsive artists of Market POST responded to this question in the show. There is no clear town centre in Tooting and it seems to lie along arterial routes with no real heart. So we have explored where members of the community consider the heart of Tooting to be or if it has one at all? My main piece, on some locally salvaged doors encourage people to draw a map on the doors, and mark where they considered the heart of Tooting to be with a drawing or a story. It was like a cross between a folding map and graffitting toilet doors!
I’m pleased to announce that I’m the new chair-person for POST artists.
Founded in 2008, POST is the new peer-led network for artists who respond to place. POST artists work in areas with which they have a personal involvement, staging site-specific shows that reflect the diverse practices of the members. Projects often engage with over-looked and disused spaces and investigate notions of public space. POST is interested in sites that both provoke differences and maintain stability. POST picks up on elements within a site and builds an artwork or event that spirals out from this.