Issue 27 Articles
Magazine: Issue 27
Interview: Lucinda Metcalfe
INTERVIEW LUCINDA METCALFE @ BEARSPACE DEPTFORD ‘Open Sky’ @ BEARSPACE 30/05/2014 – 27/06/2014 BL: Could you give us a brief introduction to yourself and your work, What is your main aim when producing work, what do you want it to say? LM: I am a London-based artist who depicts the artificiality of our built environments with a colour palette that reflects the subject matter. There is a melancholy to the work as it deals with our longings for a paradise somewhere other than where we are. I am interested in advertisements, especially holiday brochures, which all promise something. These images are idealised, distorted, a cropped version of reality. I’m interested in this stimulus for our desires and the creation of all kinds of Utopias. I am also increasingly interested in the impact of technology on our lives and the disorientation that it brings.
SPOTLIGHT Penumbra – A.P.T. DEPTFORD What would be your worst nightmare? Hidden cameras in a changing room? A huge lump of clay that seems to have something lurking within? Endlessly having to run from an invisible monster through somewhere dark and wet? The whole world privy to a photo of you jumping up and down…in the nude? These things must be ‘up there’ on a list of ‘waking up in a cold sweat’ moments. And they all appear in the show ‘Penumbra’ at A.P.T. Gallery.
Interview No 2: South Kiosk
INTERVIEW SOUTH KIOSK BANKSIDE South Kiosk is one of SLAM’s newest additions so we thought what perfect way to introduce the Bankside Gallery than have a catch up with Dave Charlesworth from the enterprising space. BL: Could you give us abit of incite to the forming and history of South Kiosk and the program that you run? DC: South Kiosk was founded in early 2013, at that stage it was an editorially driven website with the longer term aspirations of becoming a permanent gallery project. Our first year saw us put on two events, 'Vestige' at the Design Museum which was a one night exhibition responding to the ‘The Future is Here” exhibition and a group collaboration event/ project ‘Chronovisor : Prologue’ at FoodFace, Peckham. For the programme moving forwards we will continue to programme events and exhibitions in our space and we will be taking artists we love at art fairs as well. www.southkiosk.com 0207 7183 0100 South Kiosk Unit B Flat Iron Yard 14 Ayres St London SE1 1ES Interview by Bethany Lloyd