FLOOR 2 AT UTHINK THEREFORE UART – EXHIBITION, LONDON, 2-10 JUNE 2018

 

Address:

Riverside Building
Winslow Road
London
W6 9WA

Opening times: 2-10 June, 10am-6pm plus evening events.

Preview 1 June, 8pm-10pm, register via Eventbrite here. SOLD OUT

Events currently scheduled on Floor 2:

Thu 7th June 6.30-8.30pm: Meet the Artists. A chance to informally view the show and chat with the artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/179198936075841/

Fri 8th June 6.30-9.30pm: Cos Chapman presents Witch of the Gate. An evening of experimental music and performance.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2033516840243952/

Sat 9th June 6.30-7.30pm: Nikolai Kozin and Grundik Kasyansky. Live animated digital drawings with improvised electronic music. https://www.facebook.com/events/585165998524831/

Free admission, no refreshments available so please bring your own.

The Riverside Building is 10 minutes’ walk from Hammersmith underground station and is fully wheelchair accessible.

About the Floor 2 Exhibition

I have been lucky enough to have been given the opportunity of curating a huge space in a five-storey office block in Hammersmith in West London. Uthink, a charity that reaches out to youth and other marginalised groups via the arts, is currently in residence at the Riverside Building and this year they are partnering with the Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Fest that takes place from 2-10 June, and for the first time will be including a group show of up-to-date contemporary art on the 2nd floor that will run throughout the festival.The aim is to take contemporary art out of its traditional gallery context and to bring it to the Uthink project and their clients, and indeed to Hammersmith and West London, which has relatively few contemporary showcases despite the large number of artists from this area.

I have invited a number of artists from various disciplines to respond to the currently unoccupied corporate space, and works will include an office overgrown with plant life, and ghosts of past workers, as well as sculptural works, sound installation, photography, and a video game exploring archaeology and memory. The space will also host a number of performance events including an evening curated by the acclaimed electro-acoustic experimentalist Cos Chapman on 8 June.

The Floor 2 exhibition is part of Uthink’s overall programme UTHINK THEREFORE UART, and there will be various exhibitions, events and classes running throughout the building during their occupancy, which is currently in progress up until 10 June. These cover local and resident artists as well as community groups and charities.

General information about the Uthink charity and other events and exhibitions at the Riverside Building: http://uthinkpdp.org.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uthinkpdp

Hammersmith & Fulham Arts Fest: http://www.hf-artsfest.com

Participating artists on Floor 2:

ANDY ROWE

IAN KIRKPATRICK

JACK JONES

JEANNIE DRIVER

JUMPEI KINOSHITA

THE LIBRARY OF OBSCURE WONDERS

MARC RENSHAW

MARIYA USTYMENKO/CHE KEVLIN

MARTIN LAU

NICK PEARSON

ONE LIFE REMAINS

REYNIR HUTBER

SHEILA MOYLAN

OPEN BOUNDARIES BOOK PUBLISHED

I’m thrilled to share the news that the anthology book Open Boundaries, featuring a number of pieces by me, is now available to buy from LoosenArt. 25% of their income goes to organisations supporting human rights.

Open Boundaries book page on LoosenArt

From the press release:

Today, almost everyone can have and keep contacts with people living in other parts of the world. In that, virtual sense, we can be here and there, north and south at the same time, unconsciously ‘supporting’ the well-known idea of globalisation. Our presence and identity are thus potentially multiplied without limits. But, in the end, there are still some questions related to the topic: in our era of migration and mobility what is the definition of border? Are there still issues connected to this concept?

These are some of the reflections considered by the artists and their artworks one will find in this book. The title, Open Boundaries, suggests in fact a visual meditation around political and cultural diversities, such as linguistic, communication and ethnic differences, but also geographic and economic separations.

 

 

 

EXPERIMENTO BIO 2017, OPEN BOUNDARIES BOOK

Continuing the Mediterranean theme of my recent Portuguese residency, I’m pleased to announce that works from my Union series have been selected for the annual online exhibition from Spain’s Experimento Bio, and also for the anthology book Open Boundaries from Italian magazine/gallery Loosenart.

You can see the galleries at the links below:

Experimento Bio 2017

Open Boundaries

 

 

 

THE STORY CONTINUES @ HOME, 10/06/2017 – 08/07/2017

W3 Gallery makes a welcome return after a period of dormancy, and I’m especially happy to be part of this Arts Council-supported project as I have a history with the gallery both as an artist and curator. The exhibition focuses on the cultures of both recent migrants to and those already living in the London Borough of Ealing, with themes of migration, settlement and home.

It will be a busy day as that evening I shall be performing on flute with harpist and singer Sheila Moylan as the main act at OPEN Ealing’s monthly showcase, details here.

Opening event: Saturday 10th June 2-4pm.
Exhibition runs until 24th June, open every day.

W3 Gallery
185 High St, Acton
London
W3 9DJ

Exhibition web site

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ADAO OPEN DAY 7.0, 03/06/2017 – 04/06/2017

Stop press! Delighted to have my new video piece making its début in the town of its origin at this fantastic venue run by ADAO, from 4pm today (3rd June). Head over if you’re in the Lisbon area!

ADAO
Rua da Recosta nº1
Barreiro, Portugal

ADAO Facebook page

Event Facebook page

 

 

NEW WORK FROM PORTUGAL RESIDENCY

Some initial work in progress from the recent residency I did in Barreiro in Portugal courtesy of the Breadmatters Foundation. I gathered over 1400 photographs and had some excellent conversations with other artists and curators in Barreiro and Lisbon. More to come!

Try Again from Martin Lau on Vimeo.

Three-channel video. The setting is the disused 19th-century train station that was abandoned when electrified tracks were brought in, with a new station being built just 100 metres away, and the existing tracks removed.

Lisbon

Barriero

 

 

September 27, 2016 at 01:01PM WORK IN PROGRESS