Exhibition continues to July 15, 2012 Fri - Sun 12 h - 18 h (gallery)
Late opening and performance day Friday June 29, 2012 12 h - 20 h 30
Enclave, Resolution Way, London SE8 4NT
www.EnclaveProjects.com // email@example.com
Enclave is a new-build arts infrastructure in Deptford, South London, housing a strip of nine project spaces, gallery, art offices and coffee shop. The project spaces will actively pursue independent programmes benefiting from Enclave's communal action to generate collaborations and production both on-site and much further afield. The Enclave gallery will evolve with a programme of outcomes by these spaces with additional curatorial symposia, exchanges, international residencies and multi-cultural film clubs that aim to develop both institutional dialogue and social engagement.
Enclave sits within a new masterplan for Deptford and was originally built by council and renewal developers. temporarycontemporary have taken over the site to create what will become a self-sustaining model of artist networks and public outcome. Enclave is itself an urban action conceived by artist Anthony Gross. It is an on-going research project around entropy and social enterprise - a result of the Event Horizon social club and The Old Police Station projects.
The first programmed exhibition at the Enclave gallery will be Francis Thorburn solo show, August 30 until September 30, 2012.
For Artist Urban Action Enclave's inaugural show, six curators and artists have been commissioned to produce independent projects:
ENCLAVE GALLERY : Quarantania curated by David Thorp featuring Eva Kotátková, Neha Choksi and Taus Makhacheva. In collaboration with John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Quarantania features the work of three emerging international artists, Neha Choksi (India), Eva Kotátková (Czech Republic) and Taus Makhacheva (Russia) 'The exhibition narrates these artists’ personal lives and their social environments in poetic and psychological terms. Everyday objects, rituals, sites and social structures are re-imagined and transformed. The name 'Quarantania' derives from a work by artist Louise Bourgeois, which the artist described as ‘growing from the duel between the isolated individual and the?shared awareness of the group'.
ENCLAVE PROJECT SPACE : Toby Huddelstone,
Sculpture / bar / performance / DJ / sculpture / installation / information / reception / sculpture / bar / commission / sculpture / installation / information / reception
For Enclave, artist Toby Huddlestone will be re-commissioning a structure from the artists past - the Plan 9 bar. Originally a Beaties toy and model shop shop-sign, it was adapted to form an iconic structure with Bristol's visual art scene through 2005-2009. For the most part, people remember it as a bar and a DJ booth, but it also acted as a podium, storage unit, work bench, table, performance structure and a logo among other things. Huddlestone will be utilising these many alias' and creating more - by bringing back the Plan 9 bar, he is hoping to present something that is many things - an artwork concentrating on use much more than any aesthetic concerns. It provides an analogy for his practice, which covers artistic, curatorial and written output. This structure will blur the boundaries of definition much like his practice, operating as a multitude of things all at once. ENCLAVE 6: Adam Christensen, Eyes of Blood (residency) Eyes of Blood is an erotic thriller being developed by Christensen during the run of his residency at Enclave. An episode will be screened every weekend throughout Artist Urban Action concluding on the closing night. The film is a collaborative work with Sidsel Christensen. Alongside the erotic thriller there will be a series of talks, gigs and film screenings.
ENCLAVE 7 : Conal McStravick, TBA (residency)
TBA is the outcome of a period of Conal McStravick's ongoing residency at Enclave and comprises a new sound and video work examining the role of making public within art in relation to other discourses.
At the artist's invitation several contemporaries involved in different capacities within the arts have engaged in a set of group discussions and one to one interviews to define their involvement in types of publicly defined art activity. These interviews have centred on locating a sense of publicness in relation to artistic practice, the agency of an artist or art-active and consequently how one can or cannot choose to leads one's work in an arts context, art and artist as subject within the work of art, ethical and moral imperatives on display in current practice, as well as in relation to social phenomena, economies, cultural policy and changing definitions of what art and artist can be.
ONLINE: Oliver Basciano, Writer-in-Residence, In the Beginning
(available at www.EnclaveProjects.com)
Oliver Basciano is Enclave's first Writer-in-Residence responding to the site and the activity within. His first piece In the Beginning can be viewed on the new Enclave web portal, in the Virtual Gallery, Enclave 0. Oliver will be producing his second text during the course of the launch show and will be available online in July.
FLYPOSTERED : Lucy A. Sames, smallRULE
smallRULE is a modular zine in 12 parts exploring modular systems, geometric form and fabric architecture. Starting with the zine's cover (part 1) on June 15th, each of the 12 parts will be flyposted at Enclave at intervals throughout the course of Artist Urban Action, layering up over time until the entire zine can be viewed as a part of the architecture. The culmination of the parts will result in the the launch of the complete publication on June 29th at The Old Police Station, Deptford (www.TheOldPoliceStation.org) with an accompanying installation of printed blankets.