Art

LUIGI ONTANI – Serpentine Marathon 2010

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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.

Costume selection help from Kasia Maciejowska, Pascale Berthier and Cerith Wyn-Evans!!

With thanks to Vanessa Boni and Nicola Lees.

THE ENDEAVOUR TOWARDS

digital print on silk, 83cm x 110xm

digital print on silk, 83cm x 110xm


The End of Something… a collection of reflections on the global crisis

“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 BUNKER at The Centre of the Universe

THE BUNKER

Private View on Friday 29 May 2009 – 6pm-9pm
(The environment is very damp. Please wear appropriate shoes.)
Where:
(The Car Park end of) Abbot St, Hackney, London E8, UK

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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.
We have invited the following artists to activate the Bunker with us:

Pim Conradi
Pim Conradi’svisionstructures are visual sketches of an on-going research. Through his efforts, he aims to individuate structures that analyse the relationship between human life and the biosphere, and translate them into functional proposals that span from architecture to design. This is his first public appearance.
Pim is currently artist-in-residence at Area 10, London.

Jenny Moore-Koslowsky
Jenny Moore-Koslowsky is an artist, singer, song-writer and architect of the imagination. She navigates her work through allusions which are always mobile, questioning power relationships, disrupting balances and menacing comfortable confidence.
She has recently participated in ‘Contested Ground’,2009, at 176/Zabludowicz Collection, London; and has performed This is Impractical, for the exhibition ‘Gold&Delicious’, at The Apple Tree, London.
She is currently completing her MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, London.

Justin Gainan
Justin Gainan’s practice is a continuous struggle with objects on the verge between uniqueness and rubble, obsession and quietness.
Recent shows he has participated in include ‘The Shortest Short Story Ever Written,…’. 2008, FormContent, London; and ‘ThirtyFive Hours’,2009, HFBK project space, Hamburg.

He is also completing his MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, London.

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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 show is accompanied by a selection of publications, and specially commissioned material that survey the area from a cultural perspective – which are freely available to the public.

The Bunker is open until late June, by appointment only. To arrange a visit, please contact catherine@thecentreoftheuniverse.org.
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THE BUNKER is a show curated by Catherine Borra.
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.