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Flea Folly: ‘Grimm City’ & Dan Walwin: ‘op’

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

This exhibition is the first of an occasional series where the ‘two person’ format is utilised to establish the gallery as a space of engagement between artists and architects. Here Flea Folly’s miniature cityscape “Grimm City” is shown alongside Dan Walwin’s video work ‘op’

2012 marked the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales. To celebrate this occasion FleaFollyArchitects, over the space of 5 weeks, ran a summer atelier on the outskirts of the Black Forest in Germany. As a group of young architects and designers they began to plan and build the ‘Grimm City’ a miniature Cityscape based on the imaginations of the Brothers Grimm.

Grimm City is a spatial extrapolation of the Fairytales by the Brothers Grimm. An architectural satire, which foretells a future state run by creatures with Grimm-esque attributes of gluttony and greed taken perversely out of context.

Whilst being lampoonist and satirical this architectural fairytale draws uncanny parallels with what many believe is the way cities are run today. Corrupt politicians, fraudulent banks, gluttonous churches and a great GDP are common in both the Grimm City and our own cities.

Dan Walwin studied BA Fine Art in Goldsmiths College, London, and graduated in 2007. From 2012 to 2013 he was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Dan Walwin has participated in many group and solo exhibitions and in the past few years he has been the recipient of several grants and awards.

“Op”  (2013) is an HD video of 6’47” length, looped and back projected onto an installed screen.

Educating Architects

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

To coincide with the publication of ‘Educating Architects: How Tomorrow’s Practitioners Will Learn Today’, edited by Neil Spiller and Nic Clear [published by Thames & Hudson], the University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape will be hosting an exhibition featuring work from the book at their new home in Stockwell Street.

The exhibition will take place in the two new gallery spaces at Stockwell Street, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery and the Project Space, and will highlight work from some of the top architectural practitioners, architectural teachers and from some of the leading architectural schools from around the world, showcasing examples of the most cutting edge contemporary architecture.

Practitioners in The Stephen Lawrence Gallery are: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Will Alsop, Asymptote, Nic Clear, Nigel Coates, Peter Cook, Neil Denari, Evan Douglis, Heneghan Peng, Simon Herron, Perry Kulper, CJ Lim, Greg Lynn, Ben Nicholson, Neil Spiller, Michael Sorkin.

Schools in the Project Space are: Architectural Association, Bartlett School of Architecture, Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design, Columbia University, Cooper Union, University of Greenwich, Harvard GSD, University of Michigan, Peking University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RMIT, Sci-Arc, UCLA, University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Over Time

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

A visual arts project about time passing, curated by Anne Robinson. There are ten artists taking part, working across a range of media including painting, film, performance and animation.

Each one will make a response to spending precisely the same fixed amount of ‘clock time‘ in specific stretch of the Thames foreshore around Enderby’s Wharf, during the weeks and months leading into the exhibition/performance period. The work derived from time spent in this historically resonant and atmospheric riverside space will result in a weekend of activities: 13th and 14th September, 2014 and an exhibition at the University of Greenwich 18th September to 16th October There will also be a day of performance and film works at the National Maritime Museum on Sunday 26th October. All of the invited artists are already engaged in some way in working with aspects of temporality, such as perception, elasticity, affect, politics, recording and value.

The space on the foreshore is particularly important to the project because of the richness of the layers of time visible there – the current rapidly changing landscape, the natural markers, the tides and the bend of the river and the industrial heritage and history, including the site where the first underwater telegraph cables were laid. We are also working with local contacts to set up workshops responding directly to this environment in light of imminent changes. The project is being developed in collaboration with Ian Thompson, sound artist based at the University of Greenwich and The Facility Creative Practice as Research group at London Met University. The other confirmed artists are: Rachel Gomme, Ian Thompson, Claudia Firth, Charlie Fox, Sarah Sparkes, The INternational Western Victoria Gray, Katharine Fry and Gavin Maughfling, Jo David and Birgitta Hosea all of whom have outstanding reputations in their various fields, including performance digital animation, dance and sound and have been involved in arts projects of international standing. Please use the Contact link above if you have any queries about the project.

Drawing Towards Sound: Visualising the Sonic

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Images: Anton Lukosevieze “Score” (2005)

This exhibition examines the interface between the visual and the aural through notation, documentation, performance and video/moving image. Each of these aspects are currently being explored from many different perspectives by contemporary composers, musicians, visual artists, and film/videographers. Its basic starting point is the historical graphic score/new notational practices of the modernist avant-garde and how sound is captured and communicated. Most famous here, is John Cage and Alison Knowles’ 1968 collection Notations and the recent update Notations 21 (2009) by Theresa Sauer. While the Highlights will include a complete performance of Cornelius Cardew’s 1960s graphic score Treatise, a visit and workshop performance by American experimentalist composer Alvin Curran (b.1938), and a rare chance to see UK performer Anton Lukoszevieze’s drawings and films, as well as Icelandic sound artist Hallveig Agústsdóttir’s drawing performances. It will position ‘classic’ experimental notations – such as Cage and Boulez – with the output of contemporary composers and visual artists. Also featuring, amongst many others, Aura Satz, Jennifer Walshe, Marianthi Paplexandri-Alexandri, Laura Buckley, Helen Pett’s exploration of performances on video, Vicki Bennett’s (People Like Us) collaged films, as well as Richard Hoadley’s interactive notations with dance/live performers, Simon Payne’s abstract exploration of vision and sound, and Neil Henderson’s evocative portrait of Evan Parker.

exhibitors:
Hallveig Agústsdóttir / Sam Belinfante / Vicki Bennett / Carl Bergstrom-Nielsen / Pierre Boulez / Earle Brown / George Brecht / James Brooks / Laura Buckley / John Cage / Cornelius Cardew / Alvin Curran / Tom Dale / Morton Feldman / Vinko Globokar / Christophe Guiraud / Roman Haubenstock-Ramati / Neil Henderson / Richard Hoadley / Joan Key / Catherine Konz / John Lely / Michelle Lewis-King / Anestis Logothetis / Onyee Lo / Anton Lukoszevieze / Farah Mulla / Rie Nakajima / Luigi Nono / Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri / Michael Parsons / Simon Payne / Helen Petts / Lauren Redhead / Aura Satz / Thomas Smetryns / Jennifer Walshe / John Wollaston / Christian Wolff / Iannis Xenakis