24 April - 15 July
Swiss Cottage Gallery presents 'Citizen', a collaborative exhibition by UK artist Tash Kahn and hosting US artist John Ros. Together, the artists respond to the themes of Camden VOX, exploring ideas of community, ethics, and why people do what they do.
Tash Kahn is interested in the differences and character of each of Camden’s voting wards. How have things changed over the years? Has history left its mark or have areas changed beyond recognition? Do today's inhabitants use the area differently to their predecessors? Using these questions as starting points she has travelled to each of the borough’s 18 wards, taking Polaroids, collecting ‘finds’ and recording local sounds in an effort to find answers.
Ros has looked back at the history of voting districts throughout the borough, considering how they influence our identities as citizens. How does each new boundary shape our identity? Ros has researched several spaces and times within the current boundaries of the borough, looking at voting trends since women have been given the right to vote. In doing so, he has marked out visual representations of the area questioning: What is a boundary? What is citizenry? How does one affect the other?