Thursday, 13 September 2012

"Deserter's Camp 2012" Nunhead Open 9

Details of "Deserter's Camp 2012", wall paper pyramids and sand. Installed in the cloakroom of the old community centre, Nunhead.

I was invited to make a site-specific work for the abandoned community centre in Nunhead as part of the Nunhead Arts Festival.  I first became acquainted with this amazing space in 2009 when I was artist in residence there for Nunhead 6, and created the work "Deserters".  A film showing part of this work can be seen here: 
"Deserter's Camp 2012" continues the narrative  theme of abandonment and a missing community and combines these with a response to intriguing architectural elements – a series of imposing pyramid ceilings – that crown most of the spaces in the community centre.

 "Deserter's Camp 2012" was one os several artist's projects performance interventions, film and video taking place alongside the main Nunhead Open 9 open exhibition at the Old Community Centre 7-9 September.

Sarah Christian, Daniel Lehan, Sarah Doyle-Khan, Tisna Westerhof, Rachael Haines, Hatty Lee, Beris Blake, Peter Asgaba, Calum F Kerr, Miyuki Kasahara, Sarah Sparkes, Brian Mckenzie, Theresa Bottomley, Ludwig Ramsey, Harriet Hill, Linda Barck and more.

Live Art Hide and Seek - Artist Frog Morris will be performing hidden inside a cupboard during the opening night of the exhibition. Can you find him?

Mikey Georgeson - "Museum of Unfiltered Reality".

The Communist Gallery T.V - Work that questions the current political, economic and social circumstances

Artists films and video curated by Louise Colbourne and Jim Hobbs "Cut Up" with Jeff Keen, David Blandy, Ian Helliwell, Katy Dove, Louise Colbourne and Shelly Parker, Mordant Music, Zoe Brown, James Richards, Jim Hobbs and Dennis Mcnanny (Conudndrum)
Programme approx. 60mins

Open: Friday-Sunday 12-5pm
Opening Party: Friday 7 September 6-8pm

The Old Community Centre
56 Nunhead Lane
SE15 3TU