Monday, 31 May 2010
A live performance by Jon Glazier & James Fisher. Produced & Directed by Andrew Philip. Filmed on a Canon 7D. Filmed at Volume's 70+Artists 100+Hours on October 16th, 2009, London.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Nomadic Projects are continuing its ongoing collaboration with Hoxton Hall and are at the moment displaying some of James Fisher and Jon Glazier's masks that were made during the Museum of Hackney Wick. Head down to 130 Hoxton Street, N1, and have a look at the window display. Whilst you're there pop into the nineteen century theatre and admire the beautiful old music hall, one of the last ones still in use.
HACKNEY WICKED FESTIVAL 2009
Nomadic Projects will be taking over a disused shop to present the Museum of Hackney Wick.
Text by David Hellqvist | Published 30 July 2009
Hackney Wicked is an art festival dedicated to showcasing local art and celebrating the rise of a new generation artists. Everything from existing galleries, studios, pop-up art boutiques to barbeques, sound system parties, the burning of a wicker man and live gigs will come together for a weekend of fun and Cultural Learnings of Hackney Wicked for Make Benefit Glorious Visitors.
Saturday, 17 October 2009
PLUS curator Declan McMullan presents a south-London alternative to Frieze
Text by David Hellqvist | Published 16 October 2009
In our culture-inflated society, art entrepreneurs have to be cunning. Many of them are constantly asking themselves "How do we get noticed? When’s the best time to show our work? Where are we going to exhibit?" Those are just a few of the factors that need to click when the time has come to invite the public.
It seems like PLUS curator Declan McMullan will satisfy all of those requirements when he launches 70+Artists+100+Hours tonight. In the midst of Frieze Art Fair, the Volume-sponsored art event pulls together an impressive rooster of artists (Tracy Emin, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas...) and it is taking over an empty warehouse in Southwark for almost five full days, or 100 hours, as the title indicates.
Like Frieze, PLUS is about networking and collaborations, but not just in the art world. Sharing the space with the art are bands, DJs and filmmakers, making the event truly interdisciplinary. On the opening Friday evening, Glasgow four-piece Isosceles will perform, but true to the ideals of PLUS, the gig will be used in a documentary made by Central Station, which will “explore where art and music meet”.
The eclectic mixture of artists exhibiting at PLUS is exciting. Not often do such established names share a creative platform with the UK’s underground scene. Amongst the less famous exhibitors duo Jon Glazier and James Fisher, who have constructed a 2.5 square metre cube frame, in which they will be creating a live sculpture from string. “It’s about decision-making and, hopefully, about shapes," says Fisher. "The threads will be left as a residue of our decisions at the time.”
Why go to Regents Park when you can visit a cold warehouse in Southwark and experience the underground art scene cavorting with the creatives on the front line of Brit Art.
From October 16th (5pm) – 20th (9pm) at 120 - 122 Webber Street, between Blackfriars Rd and Southwark Bridge Rd.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
So the doors finally opened to The Museum of Hackney Wick on Friday 31 July. Me, Louise and Pau would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that made it down to the Wick over the weekend, our talented artists, all the local businesses and organisations that supported us, Hackney Council's Cultural Development Team and all the people of Hackney Wick! We could not have done this without you. Also a big thank you to the Hackney Wicked organisers, you did an amazing job!
Friday, 17 July 2009
The Museum of Hackney Wick
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2009 AT 11:58AM
In reaction to the radical changes that will take place in Hackney Wick as a result of the Olympic Games 2012, Nomadic Projects are encouraging local artists, and the community, to document the area in its last moments prior to redevelopment.
Inhabiting a disused shop space at the hub of the festival, The Museum of Hackney Wick is situated in an imagined future where Hackney Wick as we know it has ceased to exist.
From this future local artists will speculatively analyse the area’s remains. Objects and documents will be exhibited using a traditional museum aesthetic and will be accompanied by a shop selling Hackney Wick memorabilia, performances and other activities remembering that past now lost forever.
The pieces exhibited will be the outcome of commissioned collaborations between artists (Stephen Gill, Leigh Niland, Sandra Schindler amongst others) and the various constituents of Hackney Wick. The aim of the exhibition is to create awareness of the current situation in Hackney Wick, an area due for regeneration as part of the Olympic Games 2012.