Concrete Assembly is a London-based art collective, composed of curator, Maisie Linford and artists Cosima Cobley Carr, and Pietro Bardini. They produce contemporary art, critical writing and interdisciplinary events. Concrete Assembly is built on a desire for collaboration, bringing together diverse artists that might not ordinarily be shown together. This approach, prioritising theme over style or medium, opens up new expressive space for the viewer, creating fertile ground for conversation and innovation.
Encounters with Remote Environments & Cultures.
La Wayaka Currrent was founded in 2015 and has since grown to provide an essential link for artists to remote nature and cultures. Our work manifests in arts & cultural projects, residence and research projects at multiple locations, collaborations, interdisciplinary works and international exhibitions.
Reformation presents the work of Kashif Nadim Chaudry, Michael Forbes and Barbara Walker who unearth hidden histories. Their work proposes alternative narratives that expose and undermine cultural assumptions. In an exhibition that includes sculpture, installation and large scale drawing, Reformation explores racial, sexual and personal identities within historic economic and cultural currents that still shape our world today.
A month of dance, film, participation, workshops, performances, interventions, creative conversations, screenings and happenings leading to the creation of a participatory live dance film. Local Artists and community activists and anyone else who wants to be involved making a musical for Hackney, as soul restoration and last ditch lateral response to the intense gentrification of the area that lost us our local café, the west Indian fish and veg shop and finally our own homes and work spaces; inverse-propaganda against consistent denigration of the vitality and value of multi-social-culturalism and community.
Inspired by a now obsolete psychological term, Ladybeard presents Hysteria will interrogate archaic notions of 'women causing trouble'. The programme includes Dirty Looks: an evening exploring the portrayal of sex on film, including work by filmmakers reclaiming porn through a feminist lens; Technical Issues: a night celebrating women making waves in the digital art world; alongside collaborative life-drawing sessions and Spiral; a group show of female artists shedding new light on so-called ‘female disorders’ like anxiety.
A diverse group of professional artists will be hosting a variety of exciting and thought-provoking events during this residency period at the Guest Projects Space. The artists, all are registered blind and have distinctly different art practices will create and finish new bodies of work. These works will be exhibited in conjunction with a programme of workshops and talks that will critically explore the issues blind and visually impaired artists currently face.
Weisslich partners with guest curator Teoma Naccarato to feature an evening of two back-to-back concerts of experimental dance and choreography, sculpture performance, and new work for flute and trombone. Featured artists include: Teoma Naccarato, Richard Craig, Emilie Gallier, Jon Roskilly, John MacCallum, Lotte Van Gelder, and Mark Reiner.
Tangle is South West England’s African Caribbean Theatre Company. We celebrate the work of artists of African, Caribbean and more than 50 other heritages. Our work integrates, asserts and celebrates their brilliant contribution to UK theatre, particularly in rural areas where there is little inter-cultural interface.
LOST SENSES is a living space for encounters, open every day to everyone. Revisiting the exhibition as format and exploring the gallery space as a fluid cultural site, artists and practitioners will work in close relation with people reorganising the self’s relation to perception. The purpose is to create new collective experiences and ways to actively participate in everyday life. The notion of direct material experience in modernity has fallen into a semantic crisis, which does not leave enough space for live moments of embodiment.
Laboratory of Dark Matters is a response by artists to scientific investigations into the unknown nature of the universe. Through a programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks and discussions it invites everyone driven by curiosity to explore fundamental questions about matter and consciousness.
Touch Sensitive is a series of individual art events, exploring representations of “female” bodies by dismantling the body as a category or “whole” and creating open channels for discourse. The body can be imagined as a database, a store accessible in various ways. Each iteration in the series is an entry into this vast, every increasing database through the concept of touch.
90% of what you ‘see’ is an internal mental simulation of the external world, informed occasionally by sampling data from your senses. What we conceive of as reality is mental fabrication.
Broken Grey Wires is a contemporary art organisation responding to and exploring mental health, philosophy, psychology and everything in between.
We are a group of five artists whose work clusters around overlapping research interests. Taking as our starting point Kenneth Goldsmith’s suggestion in that artists show their research material as work instead of the work itself, we are proposing a show which foregrounds our research practice, using it to demonstrate links between our studio pieces that would not otherwise be immediately apparent.
Awa's Journey is a multi media collaboration between playwright Beverly Andrews, Union Dance, Bafta nominated video maker Dan Saul, African Express musician Mosi Conde and director Danielle Urbas.
“What art you laughing at?”: The power of humour and self-humiliation is a residency led by Nicola McCartney with artists, architects, musicians and academics to investigate the agency of creative comedy via experimental works, talks, on-going research and performances.
Secret Agent is a group exhibition composed from the viewpoint of feminist authorship in contemporary art practices. The artists in the exhibition actively challenge the institutional structure of history and patriarchal authority – and imagine alternative narratives, often through the specificity of lens-based media.
I’m Not Done is a project instigated by conversations between Kathrin Bonnar and Cherelle Sappleton. The exhibitions and events developed from the project look curiously at the process of art making; thinking about decision making processes, identity and authorship, and ask artists to exhibit work and concepts un-resolved to themselves.