Hush Hush: Conversations with Myself is an interdisciplinary art event held at Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects, London - August 17-19
A group-show of individual works operating across paint, site-specific installation and video, the works present a series of monologues and individual stories, co-existing only within the framework of self and internal dialogue.
Dagmar Schürrer, Melanie Eckersley, Pietro Bardini and Cosima Cobley Carr present highly personal and reflective works that highlight and challenge how we relate to our material environment and the ever-increasing array of immaterial and digital objects. Equally, how one’s individual voice is affected by our online representations, the relationship between individuality and creativity, and how we relate to those whose inner lives seem strange and/or unfamiliar will be explored.
The curation of Concrete Assembly, is built on a desire for collaboration, using the thematic approach to select works that bring together artists and audiences that might not ordinarily meet. The collective of Maisie Linford, Cosima Cobley Carr and Pietro Bardini, do not have traditional academic visual art backgrounds, but met on the Barbican Centre's young artist program, 2018. Their relationship to curating and producing work in this way, is a reaction to the isolationism of London as a city, which continues to become an unsustainable place for artists.
The exhibition will open with an audio-visual performance by Cephalopedia: an international group of experimental artists and performers who combine neuroscience with traditional and innovative sound media and performance art. Inspired by mindfulness, and a desire to enhance her own self-awareness, artist Aiste Noreikaite has invented a high-tech “Experience Helmet”. The group uses the helmet to create music from brainwaves, creating an “audible reflection of one’s personal experience of the present moment.”
Saturday evening will be dedicated to live music and DJ sets with Katie Fiore, Pet Grotesque, Optic Nerve and Pietro.
Sunday evening Guest Projects will turn into a dining room. You will have the chance to taste a traditional Italian two-course dinner cooked with love inside the space, with the company of the exhibiting artists.
Everything is ready to go, however, we still need your help. This event is curated and produced entirely by young artists and creatives, with little to no funding.
Your support will go towards:
- Paying the artist fees (following a-n rates of pay)
- Hiring the sound system for the performances
- Hiring projectors and screens to showcase the video installations
By supporting us you will:
- Ensure a successful event, entirely produced by young independent artists
- Help to create a thriving local art scene
For this event we are supported by:
- Guest Projects, who donated us the space for three days
- Art Serigraphik, who helped with printed materials
- Old Blue Last, who sponsored us by providing beers for the evenings
Risks and challenges
We have done our best to mitigate the risks and challenges for this project. We have the space and we have great artists.
However, without fundings, our main challenge becomes hiring the necessary technical equipment to be able to run the exhibition.
The main risks are not being able to provide adequate gear and not being able to pay the artists a fair fee.
- (30 days)