[NetBehaviour] SLUMP CITY, exhibition and screenings (at Space Studios)

Olga olga.panades at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 14:11:01 CEST 2009

++++   SLUMP CITY    ++++
June 6th – June 26th 2009
Space Studios, London, UK

As the consequences of the global recession begin to take effect, the
regeneration of East London, the traditional home of London’s large
artist community, has slowed and the promised Olympic legacy looks in
doubt. It is within this context that SPACE presents Slump City an
exhibition presenting the work of 3 exciting emerging artists whose
visionary and haunting work combines gothic fantasy, poetic social
realism and psycho-geography to imagine the urban periphery.

More info, http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/blogcategory/Forthcoming_Exhibitions/

++++   SLUMP SCREENINGS    ++++
June 16th 2009, 6.30 - 9 pm
Space Studios, London, UK

SLUMP Screenings presents a body of film curated by artist Laura
Oldfield Ford that includes artists films, activist footage and
documentary charting urban social upheaval in the capital throughout
the 80s, 90s to the present day.

The films are derived from Oldfield Ford's current project
'Britannia:States of Emergency' In which the artist undertakes a
process of chorographically mapping the country along the lines of
social antagonism by focusing on urban areas where uprisings have
taken place. Today many of the areas  have been subjected to urban
renewal schemes as a direct result of social unrest with Toxteth and
the subsequent Liverpool garden Festival being well documnated

The main focus of Oldfield Ford's project is the Summer of 1981 when
the whole country erupted in riots including Brixton and Dalston.
Oldfield Ford examines how architecture and urban planning have been
employed as a strategy for ‘designing out’ dissent. The project sets
out not to treat social upheaval as a source of leftist nostalgia but
as a radical critique of contemporary urbanism.


Space Studios
129-131 Mare St
London, Hackney, E8
020 8525 4330


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