Thursday, 16 July 2009

Honesty Box at Arnold Circus

On Sunday 26th July I am doing an Honesty Box, with Clare Qualmann, at the Arnold Circus Picnic. The event will take place on and around the Arnold Circus Bandstand, on the Boundary Estate, E2, from 2pm to 8pm. Please come along and have a look for the box amongst the foliage of the Circus – it may move around so do give me a ring if you can’t find it!

For more information about the Honesty Box, and pictures and log from our recent Camberwell Honesty Boxes, please visit Honesty Box

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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

OVER: Protestation Banner at Showflat Annuale

OVER: Protestation Banner installed for Showflat 7 - The Annuale (details of the exhibition can be found below, in previous post).

For details of the Banner March, performed with the banner in May 2009, please scroll down to earlier posts from May/June 2009, e.g. OVER Banner March/26th May

This is a work in the Showflat 7 exhibition by one of the other artists, Marlene Harring.

Showflat 7 - The Annuale

I am taking part in the first group show of the Showflat artists - 'Showflat 7, The Annuale', which marks a year of Showflat exhibitions. The exhibition runs from Saturday 25th July to Sunday 2nd August 2009, daily from 10am to 6pm, in a house in Mile End, London. The opening Flat Party is on Friday 24th July from 7pm to 12am. Please contact me at for more details, or visit Showflat

‘Showflat 7 - The Annuale’ is the first group show with all of the Showflat artists, who have had individual Showflat exhibitions over the last year. Whereas each of those exhibitions took place in the artist’s own flat, 'The Annuale' will take place in the house of Nathaniel Clark, the Showflat curator (Showflat is conceived and created by Mario Borza, who will also be exhibiting).

For my piece in the exhibition I am installing OVER: Protestation Banner. The banner has endured ten days in the outdoors and three marching performances; I hope that coming to rest for a week during The Annuale it can exist as a relic of its role and uses so far. The banner will be hung in the style of a ‘church banner’ in the high space of the stairwell. You are invited to process up the fifty stairs to the top of the house – up the five flights to the fifth floor – to witness the ‘OVER: Protestation Banner’. Relic of Three Banner Marches, created to reflect on the role of protest - in the light of the death of Ian Tomlinson, the Global Financial Crisis, and more personal resonances – the banner now resides at the top of the stairs. Endure the five-flights’ procession to view the banner and interpret its ambiguous message in the context of Showflat 7: The Annuale.