Issue 24 Articles
Magazine: Issue 24
Review: Lubomirov Easton
Frances Richardson Artist in Residence at Lubomirov Easton Project Space 'Loss of the object and bondage to it' 1 February to 22 February, Thursday to Saturday, 12.30-5.30pm For nineteen days in January, Frances Richardson created a series of utilitarian objects during a residency at Lubomirov Easton Project Space that are not as simple as they first appear. As you enter the exhibition the spectator is forced to walk within the confines of four sculptures and confronted with restriction of space. The MDF and fabric sculptures seem to have a functional use, a workbench, ladder, leaning post and archway.
Interview: Vulpes Vulpes
Vulpes Vulpes have recently secured crowd-sourced funding to help with the startup costs for a new not-for-profit project space in Bermondsey. Since their inception in 2009 as an artist collective, studios and project space in East London they have organized over 25 exhibitions showing more than 140 different artists. SLAM caught up with them to talk about the move into a permanent space over in Bermondsey
Review No 2: Jerwood Project Space
Emma Charles ‘Surfaces of Exchange’ Jerwood Visual Arts Project Space 14 January – 3 May Like a machine and barely catching breath, Mitchell Moss reels off fact after fact about digital communication: People can work fewer days for more money - Money is data on the move - The iphone is just a computer with phone capabilities - No one uses cheques anymore - The cash economy is just for hookers and drug dealers. If the internet were a person it might be Moss. Moss is professor of Urban Planning at NY University. He believes that contrary to what was forecast, there is more concentration of people than ever in urban areas and that New York’s dense population makes it the most productive place for moving information. New York is not like Abu Dhabi where everything is built from scratch. In New York, old buildings are recycled – many to house the heavy infrastructure for the electronic cables that power the internet, which is what makes it very easy for people to move information around efficiently both face to face and electronically.