Exhibition

A History of Unnecessary Developments

19 Apr 2021 – 2 May 2021

Regular hours

Monday
09:00 – 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 – 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 – 20:00
Thursday
09:00 – 20:00
Friday
09:00 – 20:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

Free admission

The Library at Willesden Green

London, United Kingdom

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An ongoing collaborative project between artist Tereza Stehlikova and poet S J Fowler, exploring and poetically documenting a disappearing part of North West London. Recent works include frottage, hand made visual poetry and also feature length film.

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A longform collaboration between the artist-filmmaker Tereza Stehlikova and artist-poet SJ Fowler takes shape in an exhibition of experimental documentary, found sculpture and abstract writing. Exploring, recording and revealing the environs of industrial West London, this exhibition creates a temporary shrine to overlooked corners, pathways and ley lines of an area of London soon to face major redevelopment. Taking in vistas and flotsam from across Wormwood Scrubs, Kensal Green Cemetery, the Grand Union Canal and beyond, this fusion of artistic methods, centred around a feature length film previously screened at Whitechapel Gallery, aims to offer an aperture into the lived in, urbane and often unseen beauty of a part of London soon to change.

The exhibition of part of an ongoing collaboration between Stehlikova and Fowler, begun in 2015, which aims to document the disappearing. So far the endeavour has created multiple films, new performances, events, publications and a month long exhibition as part of an extended residency with the Dissenter's Chapel at Kensal Green Cemetery in 2017.

Curators

Nadia Nervo

Exhibiting artists

Tereza Stehlikova

Tereza Stehlikova

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