Issue 18 Articles
Magazine: Issue 18
BEHIND THE SCENES: SODASTREAM SODASTREAM: Dean Brierley, Declan Colquitt, Harry Hurlock, Leonard Johansson, William Meredew BEARSPACE | 152 DEPTFORD HIGH ST | SE8 3PQ 08/03/13 – 06/04/13 Late opening for March Last Fridays: 29/03/13 18:30 – 20:30 INTERVIEW & PHOTOS: MOTOKO FUJITA It’s been a couple of weeks since ‘SODASTREAM’ opened at BEARSPACE on Deptford High Street and the mix of sickly Miami Vice hot pinks and spinning bread have thrown up more questions than answers, we send SLAM’s Motoko Fujita to visit the studios of 3 of the 5 Sodastream artists at Camberwell College of Arts to find out what on earth is going on…… www.bearspace.co.uk
Review: The Black Cave
REVIEW: THE BLACK CAVE, BEATRIZ SANTIAGO MUÑOZ GASWORKS | 155 VAUXHALL ST | LONDON | SE11 5RH 22/02/13 – 21/04/13 Review By: Simina Neagu (Gasworks will be included on SLAM’s walking Art Tour of Kennington on Saturday 06/04/13 Details HERE) The first UK solo show of Puerto Rican artist Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, called The Black Cave, brings together two of her recent works La Cueva Negra and Farmacopea. Both films focus on changing ecological configurations under the impact of tourism or infrastructure. Born in Puerto Rico in 1972, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz works primarily with video, examining social relations through improvisation and performance. Farmacopea (2013) comprises a 16mm film and a series of drawings centered around one of the most toxic plants in the world, the Hippomane Mancinella (Manchineel tree). Inspired by anthropological films, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz investigates how the government tries to eliminate the plant in order to make Puerto Rico more appealing for the tourism industry. She examines how an idealized version of the landscape slowly replaces the ecological reality. Barely perceptible drawings on paper document the flora of the area, suggesting a gradual erasure.
Interview: Duval Timothy
To coincide with Duval Timothy’s current solo exhibition ‘Mahsiwel’ at Lewisham Arthouse, SLAM’s Tina Emenyeonu gets under the skin of the artist behind the work: From Kebab World on Lewisham Way to L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris….. DUVAL TIMOTHY: MAHSIWEL LEWISHAM ARTHOUSE | 22/03/13 – 29/03/13 Artist talk: Wed 27/03/13 19:00 Closing event as part of LAST FRIDAYS: 29/03/13 18:00 – 21:00 TE: Your full name is Duval Kojo Bankolé Timothy; where is each name from and what do they mean? DT: ‘Duval’ is a French name that my parents liked - it’s also the name of a great pastis! ‘Kojo’ means Monday and comes from a Ghanaian tradition to name your children after the day they were born. ‘Bankolé’ is my grandfather’s name (Emmanuel Bankolé Timothy), a well-known Sierra Leonean writer and journalist. ‘Timothy’ is our family name that originates from the Greek name Timotheos, which means something like ‘in honour of god’ and is most likely to have come into our family through slavery somewhere down the line. TE: What is your connection to Africa; have you been to Africa and/or lived there at all? DT: I am quarter Sierra Leonean, quarter Ghanaian and half English. I have been to Sierra Leone a few times with my family. Sierra Leone is a beautiful place and I feel that it is an important part of me and I am hoping to spend a lot more time there in the future to make artwork and other projects. I think culture has a huge part to play in the future of Africa.