November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Organized by PastVynerStreet
Closing Event: Thursday 12 January 2012, 6.30 to 9 pm
To look always implies an action in two directions at the same time: the first action is towards the outside, towards a better understanding of the subject of attention, and a second one towards the inside, towards us questioning the place from where we are looking from.
In order for us to create a connection with the subject, it is necessary that we modify the place we occupy: we move around, we go closer, we take a distance. When there is a displacement from the original position, there is a remarkable effect on us caused by the process of looking.
In 2005, I started to look at the events that took place in Rwanda between the 6th of April and the 31st of July 1994. The result of this process of active looking became this journey through changing of distances.
The exhibition is open by appointment from
December the 2nd to December the 16th, 2011
September 16, 2011 § 1 Comment
De Stihl Camp’s idea revolves around a machine that produces steam for energy. Hot water baths and pressure cookers can initially be producing bentwood. The steam will loosen the fibers of wood to make it soft. The device goes far beyond a mere tool of production because the steam can also be used to prepare a meal as well as to power a sauna. The machine becomes a reason for making a social connection in a low-tech and slow context: we produce, we eat, we relax.
The machine will start to function at 12am. Water from a nearby source will be boiled in big casseroles and steam will be canalized into the ‘steambox’ where solid wood is placed to get soft. After approximately one hour, around 1pm, the machine will be ready for cooking. Chef Maori Murota had created two attractive recipes to be cooked in the machine and every body is welcome to join us during lunchtime. The De Stihl Library will be installed in the gallery space for visitors to read the documentation about the process of how the project started and further more, how to interact with nature and energy as tools for production. Around five, tea time will be a perfect moment to relax and speak while we wait for the sauna to be heated.
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July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
It is with great pride that PastVynerStreet presents ‘Thomas Lock: Breaking Points‘. Part of our ongoing artists projects series, this exhibition combines a screening room with a display of material from the film and video artist’s working process.
For Breaking Points, Thomas Lock collaborated with Hellicar & Lewis and Robin Rimbaud using open-source computer technology to create a time-based video collage of sound and images gathered on the Northern coast of France. This ‘Opal Coast’ that lies between the French/Belgian border and harbour city of Boulogne-sur-mer is a landscape punctuated by the remnants of 15,000 bunkers built during the Second World War.
Led by the phenomenological enquiry into this ‘Atlantic Wall’ conduced by Paul Virilio in Bunker Archeology, Thomas Lock created Breaking Points with the vision to dissect and then randomly reconstruct the bunkers and their surrounding landscape in new and unpredictable ways. The artist, with his collaborators, developed a purpose-made computer application which merges audio field recordings and still images according to a randomized process. Spread across multiple screens, Breaking Points takes the audience on a psychological journey in and around the ruins of this military architecture.
Breaking Points was produced in 2010 at Le Fresnoy,
Studio National des Arts Contemporains
Programming by Hellicar and Lewis
Sound design by Robin Rimbaud
The exhibition is open by appointment and Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 from 11am – 6pm
(finissage on Sunday 31 July from 3pm).
For press enquiries or to arrange an appointment please email email@example.com.
Past Vyner Street project space
1 Corbridge Crescent, London E2 9DS
July 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
This art project titled Lost and Found explores ideas around the relationship between art and society, and role of art as a catalyst for social change.
In her artistic practice, Makiko studies or investigates the blurred boundaries between art and life, fiction and reality, the public and the private. The exhibition displays the different stages and aspects of this project as it has evolved over the last month in a dialogue with the public, the artist and local postal services.
During the closing event all participants have the opportunity to share their thoughts, perceptions and feedback on this project and continue any discussions after the event via the www.lost-found.org.uk or visit future events and exhibitions at the PastVynerStreet project space.
May 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
November 16, 2010 § Leave a comment
Curated by Sandra Sykorova