13 April 2011

Shoreditch Town Hall (basement)

The exhibition space is like a cross between the many dark spaced of the crypt of St Pancras Church and the crumbling vastness of the Bargehouse. I saw it during the exhibition by three recent Chelsea graduates: Clare Lewis (photography, sculpture, video), Francesca Garlake (painting), and Juliet Miller (painting). (click on the "contact sheets" to enlarge) -
They said it took a long day to install the work, even though they knew exactly what was going where beforehand.
Intriguingly the unlit rooms, the dark mysterious decrepit spaces, sprang into life in the moment of flash-
The contrast of the grandeur upstairs -

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