Cascades: past, present, future
Part of the Art Licks Weekend
180 Lambeth Road
London SE1 7JY
Private View Thursday 3 October 18:00 - 21:00
Exhibition continues Friday 4 October - Sunday 6 October 11:00 - 18:00
A Cascade is triggered, sequential, rational and irrational. In the framework of social theory, it refers to the ways, in which information is spread, often like wildfire, and sometimes unwittingly. It can can be a trending hashtag or a collapsing ceiling; subtle and sweeping, all manner of transformation is within reach of the cascade. Cascades erode a mountainside, wipe clean and redefine landscapes, synthesise separate elements or trigger social change. A starting point is determined and often accidental, results unpredictable.
In this project, several members from POST Artists' Network are using cascades as a starting point and a methodology to explore the past, present and future facets of the space - using its aesthetical, contextual and material aspects to look at textures and architecture, history, scale and locality. POST will investigate the literal and metaphorical collisions, erosions and interruptions that have shaped the space in past and present incarnations.
Altering perceptions of structure, situation and narrative works postulate possible futures for the space, affecting the next wave of the Cascade and enforcing an artificially incurred progression, thus bringing under scrutiny contemporary notion of space. The development of online spaces and communities and the growing impact of artificial venues have triggered exponential distortions of our use of space. Disembodied communities, portable cinemas and augmented reality are now common sights; POST investigate how these notions can be married to concrete, wood and metal.
Curators: Olga Koroleva and Samantha Penn
Artists: Marco Cali, Catalina Garces de los Rios, Heather Jones, Matthew Kay, Olga Koroleva, Pippa Kozserek, Rebecca Leach, Ilka Leukefeld, Fiona Long, Paula Morison, John O'Hare, Samantha Penn, Matthew Roberts, Jenny Rolfe Herbert, Melanie Russell, Natasha Vicars, Mary Yacoob
POST members Helena Wee and collaborative group BBKP will also be participating in the Art Licks Weekend in Asia Elects, an exhibition about the presidential elections of Duriana, a fictitious country somewhere between South and East Asia, at the Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR
A team from POST Artists directed and curated Construction Gallery, a pop-up gallery in Tooting, between January and March 2012. The gallery showcased the work of over 70 artists, writers and performers with a dynamic changing programme of large-scale installation and sculpture, performance, writing, sound and video works. The fabulous on-site cafe was run by Tea Party Cakes.
The project was thanks to Tooting Arts Network and Tooting Town Centre Management and was funded by the Outer London Fund.
Visit http://www.constructiongallery.co.uk/to find out more about the programme and people.
Place Exploration - Cylinders Estate
In September 2011 POST embarked on a residency trip to the Lake District. Spending 5 days on Littoral's Cylinders site developing new site-specific and collaborative research through a series of worksops and experiments led by artists collective The Mobile Institute.
Go to http://themobileinstitute.wordpress.com/ for more information.
Hackney Wicked - Exchange Project Space
POST Artists exhibited the results of their collaborative practice at the "Exchange" space in Hackney Wick in September 2011. This was a continuation of an exchange which began with four members going to Athens last year and meeting with collaborative art group OgreAttend. Documentation of the show has been sent back to Athens for the next leg of this collaborative fractal. Look out for new and updates on its progress!
Go to http://exchangeprojectspace.blogspot.com/ for more information.
Market POST has closed its shutters for the last time. The project explored Tooting Market, the people who visit it, and the surrounding area. Market POST’s participating artists spent time in the space making work, observing the area, and interacting with the market’s customers and stallholders. Exhibitions included: Economies of Resistance, Exchanges, “I’m in the heart of Tooting at the moment”, Tooting Art Pound Shop, and Last Day with residencies by Katie Gilman, Justine Blau, Rebecca Hope, Fiona Long, and Matthew Roberts.
Many thanks to marmalade whale for our lovely website
OgreAttend Collaborative Exchange
Research and development trip to Athens funded by a NAN 'Go and See' Bursary A small group of POST artists travelled to Athens in October 2010 and were hosted by artists from the cross-disciplinary Greek collective OgreAttend to exchange experience around collaborative practice and creating work in the public realm.
Russell Thomas editor of Creative Boom interviews OgreAttend's Ioanna Pantazoupoulou about the POST project and her participation in our Away Day event last May read it here
POST featured on Spotlight
Over the next three months a-n are profiling a number of artist-run organisation on their new website area Spotlight and POST have been offered a trial slot. View ourfeature and Pippa Koszerek's introduction to artist-led activity.
Monthly Meetings in London
POST hold monthly meetings where artists meet up, plan future projects and steer the direction of the network. If you would like to join POST then contact marketpostart [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.
Away Day Gallery
In May 2010 POST curated an ambitious programme of new works in three parks in South London. Visit our gallery and writing page to find out what happened!