Exhibition

Felicity Hammond | To Soften The Massing

6 Apr 2017 – 30 Apr 2017

Event times

Open Monday-Sunday / 24 hours

Cost of entry

free

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • 25, 205, 254
  • Aldgate East

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For the third show commissioned by onepointfiveone at Window Space, Felicity Hammond presents a site specific installation.

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For the third show commissioned by onepointfiveone at Window Space, Felicity Hammond presents a site specific installation which uses fragmented language taken from the developer’s plans for Central House. Their designs have not yet been released, just curious suggestions such as; to soften the massing, to activate the frontages, and to articulate the façade, can be found in their plans for the soon to be unoccupied Cass School of Art.

Through adopting this text, whilst considering the recent politically charged environment within the building itself, this work intends to understand the active language used both in protest and advertising, taking on the histories that are imbedded in workplace demonstrations, whilst looking forward to the way that educational institutions continue to be active participants the narrative of urban regeneration.

Using the images that are ubiquitous in the advertising for new developments of this kind, To Soften The Massing considers the future architectural qualities of the site, the surfaces that are at play on the façade of the building, the failure of the protest, and the hierarchies within art, education, and city planning.

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Felicity Hammond received a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in 2014, and is currently undertaking a TECHNE funded PhD at Kingston University. She has been a finalist and nominee for numerous awards including: Foam Talent (2016) British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Award (winner – 2016), and Saatchi New Sensations (2014). Her work has been exhibited widely and most recently at Space in Between, London 2016; VITRINE, London 2016; Tate Modern in collaboration with Self Publish Be Happy, London 2016; Somerset House for Photo London with The Photographer’s Gallery, London 2016; and Saatchi Gallery, London 2015.

onepointfiveone is curated by Caterina Avataneo, Rokhsane Hovaida and Christina Makri. More info on onepointfiveone.com

Window Space is a street-facing window gallery managed by the students of the MA Curating the Contemporary, a joint
programme led by London Metropolitan University and Whitechapel Gallery. Visitors to the Window Space do not have physical
access to the gallery and can only see what is on display from the street.
 

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