NOW Gallery has invited interdisciplinary collective Resolve to explore themes of community and future cities as part of this years London Design Festival.
The resulting site-specific installation titled ‘Close from Afar’ will be located outside the gallery from 14th – 20th September will play host to a rich 3 part public programme of events and performances platforming grassroots creatives from the local area. Events will take place on 18th, 19th and 20th September and visitors will also have a last chance to explore ‘Slices of Time’, the first UK exhibition by architect Emmanuelle Moureaux.
‘Close From Afar’ is centred around exploring the relationship between one another as well as the materials that bind us. The public installation will consist of a series of rammed earth modules that will create sitting and convening elements. Joined by a set of stationary objects outside NOW Gallery – a large table, a stairpiece, and a screen – the installation will turn the function of ‘the interior’ inside out.
The public programme will feature performances, workshops, screenings and talks that challenge ideas of proximity and distance and how they shape local communities. The titles of each daily theme will be taken from Ghanaian, Lithuanian and Nepalese proverbs, offering insight into the myriad of ways of using one’s senses to connect with wider histories, ideas and cultures.