Autumn Waters - 秋水

24 Nov 2017 – 2 Dec 2017

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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England, United Kingdom


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  • Bethnal Green
  • Bethnal Green

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Autumn Waters is a collaborative interdisciplinary project on the theme of patterns, language and movement. The project is based on an ancient Chinese philosophy text 'Autumn Waters' which debates the meaning of words and questions definitions and fixed rules.


Next performance :

7:30 on 2nd December 

'When we talk about the number of things, we call them the myriad things, and man is but one of them.'

The artists presenting in this exhibition have each created work exploring the process of translation, whether this be through abstraction, algorithms or physical gestures. 


Autumn Waters – Those with the Great Perspective observe the far and the near.

The text dates from around 200 BC and forms part of the works of the Zhuangzi. Autumn Waters describes the conversation between the River God and the God of the Sea as the River God asks the Sea for answers on what is important in life. The interpretations we have focused on in this exhibition revolve around the relationship between oppositions drawn out in the text. 

The Sea explains the inter-dependency between what is big and what is small, what is exquisite and what is basic. The text does not seek to define these concepts but argues that it is only by grasping at the same time what is big and what is small that one will begin to understand the scape and the shape of things. Through constant flux and perpetual exercise we can begin to seek perspective.


Collaborating Artists

Camille Jetzer
Ivy T.C. Chan
Georgia Ward-Dyer
Chiara Fulgoni
Fran Mangiacasale


James Nasmyth

James Nasmyth

Exhibiting artists

Ivy T.C. Chan

Georgia Ward-Dyer

Chiara Fulgoni ��

Chiara Fulgoni ��

Francesco Mangiacasale

Camille Jetzer

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