to and fro
Hana Aoake, Darcell Apelu, Audrey Baldwin, Julia Croucher, Sean Curham, Virginia Kennard, Zahra Killeen-Chance, val smith, Alexa Wilson
July 11 – August 23
Curated by Amelia Hitchcock
Opening event Saturday July 12, 6pm
An exploration of potential, of shifting frameworks and pushing boundaries - this project is a weaving of multiple narratives, discordant and harmonious, without predetermined outcomes. It encourages innovative practices and cross pollination, but does not require them.
An experimental framework seeks to provoke a collision of idea(l)s and practice/s, transforming the gallery into a site of both presentation and enquiry. Fluid, the project is being shaped via negotiation and the accumulation of shared knowledge; back and forth, to and fro. The artists may be diverse in background and trajectory, but performance is their common tongue and they have been in dialogue for months.
After three days of artists' workshops, the public programming will commence. Over six weeks the artists will participate in a series of rolling residencies on site. Individual parameters are loosely pre-defined. The gallery space, populated only with their performative practices, will change often, sometimes daily. Some of the work is pre-planned, some is still being made, and some of it will not be finished within the context of the project. New work, rehearsals, workshops, ongoing explorations, and research continue to accrete. One-off performances and events will be advertised as the project unfurls.
It ends as it begins; in motion.
to and fro Mezzanine Projects:
Robert Carter - The University of Who?, July 12 - 26
Kelly McDowell - Sisyphus Loop, August 8 - 23
to and fro studio designed by Tessa Peach.
Artspace would like to acknowledge the very generous support of Dame Jenny Gibbs towards the Curatorial Assistant programme.
Artspace gallery will be open from 1pm – 6pm Tuesday to Friday and 11am – 4pm Saturdays. Office and reading room are open usual hours.
Day-to-day programming for the exhibition will be generated by the artists, in consultation with Curator Amelia Hitchcock. Please check the calendar regularly for scheduling as it develops.
At times during the exhibition there will be some performances containing nudity or material that could be inappropriate for some people.
For school groups please contact Education Intern to coordinate visiting times.