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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 Private view and Book launch

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014


“Lightness” Film Premiere

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Lightness is artist Katie Goodwin’s first 16mm film exploring the wonders of the night sky and the challenges of seeking such wonders in the UK, due to burgeoning light pollution.

The screenings will run on the half hour, every half hour from 6-7pm and be followed at 7:30pm by a Q&A session led by Dr Marek Kukula and Tom Kerss from the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

The film is inspired by an unforgettable night camping under the stars in the Australian outback in her twenties and her quest to relive the experience. Lightness was shot on location at the end of summer 2014 in Greenwich, home to the Royal Observatory, and in the remote Scottish Highlands village of Glenelg, a community trying to attain Dark Skies status. Lightness portrays the struggle between our modern urban life of safety and compartmentalisation and our inherent need to connect with nature and experience those magical moments that stay with us forever. A sometimes philosophical and poetic view of the world told by the Royal Observatory astronomers, Tom Kerrs and Marek Kukula, is interwoven with stories and footage of the Glenachulish crew operating the community-owned tourist ferry which runs between Glenelg and the Isle of Skye. The film explores themes that recur in Goodwin’s practice: darkness, nature, labour, technology and time.

Lightness was generously funded by an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts.

About Katie Goodwin

Katie Goodwin is a London-based artist and graduate of Goldsmiths and Wimbledon College of Art. She has exhibited in galleries and film festivals worldwide, including Tate Modern, ICA, Barbican, Site gallery & S1 Artspace, Sheffield, T-A-P, Southend, CAST, Hobart, MADA gallery, Melbourne and National Museum, Trinidad. Prominent exhibitions include New Contemporaries 2011 and the touring exhibition 971 Horses & 4 Zebras. Her solo show at Art Lacuna, London screened the Wellcome Trust funded film Small Wonders, nominated for Best Documentary at LSFF 2015. The 3D surround sound film follows a microbiologist’s lifetime work and was her first collaboration with a scientist. Previous artist residencies include with Pixel Palace in Newcastle Upon Tyne (2011). She is currently artist in residence over winter 2014-15 at HIAP on Soumenlinna Island in Helsinki where she is shooting a 16mm film, Kaamos, the sister film to Lightness, which explores the human impact of living in darkness and the changing nature of the northern hemisphere winter due to global warming.

Ian Mitchell, David Ryan and Friends: Visual Scores, Old & New

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Photo: Jill Vaux

Photo: Jill Vaux

David Ryan, Ian Mitchell (R) “Concert 12” – photo: Jill Vaux

Wed 18th March 6.30pm – Stephen Lawrence Gallery – Booking not required

Ian Mitchell is a clarinetist devoted to new music of all sorts. He is currently director of the new music Gemini, whose recent DVD release of works by Maxwell-Davies was enthusiastically reviewed by CD Review (BBC Radio 3), and has also been active as a member of the Michael Nyman Band, AMM, and in many other contexts. With David Ryan he has performed improvisations as well as works by Cardew, Wolff, Stockhausen, and many others. This concert sees a realization of some classic graphic scores, as well as new scores by composition students at Trinity Laban.