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The Dissolving Cube presents work which corrupts the boundaries between object, word, performance, sound, the viewer and the viewed. The work includes visual, poetic and sound art forms which blend together to dissolve artificial boundaries between separate art works. The show will pose questions concerning art's purpose. The work will interact with the audience of the school and local area. Several artists will be working with students to produce work for the show. The cube will mutate, dissolve and reach out down Portman Place, beyond Globe road from four different zones. The Dissolving Cube incorporates an on-going exhibition, a symposium “Art, Learning and Liberation” and a grand finale of artists’ performances, “The Return of The Repressed”
Curated by Andrew Cooper
At Portman Gallery at Morpeth
Morpeth School, Portman Place, London E2 0PX (Tube: Bethnal Green)
November – 5th December
Open Thursday and Fridays 4 – 7pm and Saturdays 1 – 6pm
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Part 1- Exhibition opening on Thursday 26th November 4– 8pm
Part 2-“Art, Learning and Liberation” a symposium,
28th November 11-5pm
Part 3 “Return of the repressed” performance event,
5th December 1– 5.30pm
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Opening on Thursday 26th November 4– 8pm
Zone 1 – The Inner Zone
A functioning lounge complete with wall paper, pictures, domestic ornaments, memorabilia and comfy chair.
Heike Kelter, Sarah Sparkes, Sarah Doyle, René Luckhardt, Naomi St Clair-Clarke
Zone 2 – The Oyster Zone
Material and people are gathered to produce transformative works.
David Collins, Paul Sakoilsky, Antonio Cabrera
Zone 3 – Twilight Zone
Experiences are offered to visitors when they enter three booths and a horizontal cabinet. They can in turn leave their own impressions by adding work to the zone.
Simon Katan, Ryo Ikeshiro, Andrew Cooper
Zone 6 – Outreach zone
Work investigating and reaching out into the surrounding gallery and beyond.
Laura Oldfield Ford, Dean Kenning, Shireen Darabi, Emma Hart, Daisy Delaney, Hassan Najmi
Kristian Sakulku, Raymond Yuenfai Vuong
“Art, Learning and Liberation” What use is art in schools?
Symposium, 28th November 11am – 5pm
Discussion Chaired by Ian Hunt
Dean Kenning (artist and critic)
Andrew Cooper (artist and teacher)
Emma Hart (artist)
Leanne Turvey (Tate Modern Schools Curator)
Susan Sheddan (Tate Modern Schools Curator)
Charlie Fox (artist and teacher)
David Collins (artist and Head of Art, Wormwood Scrubs)
Corinna Till (artist)
Tina Gregoriou (artist and teacher)
Grigoris Papazafiriou (artist and teacher)
Students from Morpeth School
The Return of the Repressed
Grand Finale Saturday 5th December 2-5pm,
What has been repressed for the last three decades will be raised from the ground in a carnival of artist's performances.
Mark Mc Gowan
Laura Oldfield Ford
Paul Sakoilsky and Dark Times Editorial Staff
Thump and Fiend
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