I worked with il maestro Signor Ontani on the costumes for this performance piece. It took the form of a procession from the Serpentine Gallery to an oboe-accompanied tableau vivant at the Royal Geographical Society. The papier maché masks were hand-made in Italy. Each masked character represented a literary or art historical figure such as Aubrey Beardsley, Virginia Woolf, Francis Bacon, Reynolds via Gainsborough portraits.. references to references.
With thanks to Vanessa Boni and Nicola Lees.
“If the World came to an end how would you imagine starting over?
What is the best thing about having less work, less money and
more time? How would you best spend your (Free*) time?
How can we re-orientate ourselves in a changing world? What do we hope for the future? A moment of recession marks a deceleration and slowing down, and an opening up to a time of reflection, reservation, and conservation. In a state of lull is there opportunity forge new values, forms of solidarity, closer familial ties, and healthier modes of consumption? Is there value within a moment of quietude for much needed reflection?”
The End of Something project at Volume, August 2009.
114-116 Amersham Vale, Deptford Police Station, New Cross, London SE14 6LG
(The environment is very damp. Please wear appropriate shoes.)Where:
(The Car Park end of) Abbot St, Hackney, London E8, UK
Not quite an exhibition, but a deep challenge to an environment. In an abandoned and unidentified post-war bunker, spreading out underneath Dalston, East London, this show is a response to the space it inhabits, and to the history it recalls.
THE BUNKER is propelled by the search for different spaces and modes of operation. Pushing our expectations for the future forward, we can trigger the motor of history to act, evolve and motion.
He is also completing his MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, London.
On the evening, there will be a series of tailored screenings from video-sharing platforms, as well as a programme of interventions that will follow throughout the duration of the show.
THE BUNKER is produced by The Centre of the Universe, for and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland.Very special thanks to the Bootstrap Company & Antoine Sandoz.