The Old Baths Café presents Alter Us, an emerging, London-based artist collective, and the first declaration of their manifesto. The exhibition includes works by members of the collective, ranging from collages to bio-art installations, which deal with issues surrounding the ecological crisis and human relations in the twenty-first century. The manifesto declaration and a performance will take place during the private view at The Old Baths Café on 15thJune, and the exhibition will be open to the public until 12thJuly. A panel discussion on the 19thof June at 19hrs will accompany the show.
Tere Chad, the curator and founder of the group, says:“In the public installation manifesto at The Old Baths Café, London-based artists come together as the collective Alter Us to present a dynamic, creative response to current narrow perspectives on politics, life and the possible futures facing many humans today.”
The members of the collective come from diverse international backgrounds and have formed the group on the premise of contemporary ecological thinking. Rather than the traditional display of a collection of statements, Alter Ushave shifted the manifesto formula to a series of open questions which aims to empower the viewer, instead of lecturing them, as an active participant in a state of climate deterioration emergency.
As the collective of artists comments:“what happens when we let (our) nature take its course? Are we actively hastening our annihilation or embracing an evolution, are we running from our last sunset or towards a new sunrise?”
About Alter Us
Alter Us is an emergent, London-based, multidisciplinary collective that attempts to question and offer solutions regarding our contemporary context. The collective’s concerns relate to challenges presented by the Anthropocene, including sustainability, (dis)connection, individualism, capitalism and inequality, and the relationship between nature and new technologies.
Áinne Burke, Alice Beuzard-Edwards, Aleksandra Stanek, Ania Sabet, Balint Alovits, Ben Robinson, César Baracca, Christopher Pearson, Giuseppe Mario Urso, Herman Ringer, Jill Mueller, Jun Koya, Lois Bentley, Lorenzo Belenguer, Ludmila Sigismondo, Mandeep Dillon, Margaret Jennings, Maritina Keleri, Matteo Valerio, Mita Vaghela, M. Lohrum, Mohini Mehta, Nadia Piechestein, Naira Mushtaq, Nathalie Mei, Nero Blake, Nikos Akritidis, Olav Lorentzen, Olga Suchanova, Orna Kazimi, Parizad Nobakht, Paula Turmina, Paul Hindle, Rafael MC, Reggy Liu, Silvina Soria, Sofia Bonato, Susana Uvidia, Susanna Brunetti, Tere Chad, Teresa Paiva and Tom Norris.
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About The Old Baths Café
East London café and kitchen located at 80, Eastway, London, E9 5JH, which offers a communal coworking space for creatives and the local Hackney Wicks community. Free admission.
Comments by Yolanda Antonopolou at the venue:“We offer a familiar creative space. We serve organic food. Beans are lentils are an essential element of our menu, as they are one of the most sustainable crops, rich in proteins.”
Contact The Old Baths Café
Address: 80, Eastway, London, E9 5JH