This November, Sons of Craft and Eat Work Art have partnered to present ACall. Running from 17 - 21 November 2021, this event is an immersive art trail spanning multiple locations across E8, including Hackney Downs Studios, downmarket_, Netil House and Netil Market, and will include workshops, talks, public installations and radio sessions across these locations. At the heart of ACall will be a multidisciplinary exhibition, Touch: The Politics of Physicality.
Curated by Louis Chapple, founder of the nomadic gallery Studio Chapple, the artworks featured in Touch: The Politics of Physicality are united through the way in which they re-engage the viewer with a sense of physicality, both through textile installations, and through painterly and photographic representations that evoke the interaction between fabric and skin. Furthermore, sound art installations serve to ground the viewer in the various spaces the exhibition manifests itself in, exploring the textural physicality of sound. The experience of Touch: The Politics of Physicality is immersive and holistic, the artworks imploring the viewer to engage all their senses and consider the concept of physicality in a manner which is both concrete and abstract.