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)
I’m so excited! I’ve just found out that I’m one of the 14 second years selected from Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon colleges of art to go on a cultural exchange to Tokyo for a month this summer! The project is funded by the Prime Minister’s Initiative 2. When we arrive we will have ‘tailor made’ guided tours of Tokyo and then make a presentation about our own work and research interests showing examples of UK contemporary art relevant to our own work. We will work together in the Tokyo Wondersite studios and workshops and continue to make research trips in and around Tokyo, participate in lectures and discussions, and write a log of the project as it unfolds. We will present an exhibition of work and ideas produced collaboratively and document it for the project website and future publication by Tokyo Wondersite. There is an open discussion session in the gallery involving tutors and students and invited specialist contributors who are related to the themes of the workshops. The workshops run by Prof. Chris Wainwright are based on the themes of Environment, Identity, and Utopia; some topics which I have a great deal of interest in. I can’t wait!