fig-2 50/50 Laura Eldret

14 Dec 2015 – 20 Dec 2015

Event times

Monday: 6 - 8pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am - 9pm

Cost of entry

Day membership to the ICA is £1 Tuesday - Sunday. There is no charge at the fig-2 Monday openings.

Day membership is free to annual ICA members, ICA ticket holders, and free with the National Art Pass.

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Circus / Charing Cross

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Laura Eldret bookends the fig-2 programme with ‘The Juicers’, a new video work that follows the people of a Zapotec community in Mexico famous for its rug-making traditions. fig-2’s programme started with Eldret’s work-in-progress exhibition, where she displayed a number of rugs made by the people she met, their respective designs reflecting on her experience and functioning as receipts of exchange.

Eldret’s two-channel video installation focuses on issues of communication, translation, and ways of being together. ‘The Juicers’ engages with the proliferation of colours in the town as an imaginary framework for these ideas – the fruit and vegetable juices (red, green, yellow) sold in the local market, and the dyes used in weaving (cochinilla, indigo, local yellow flowers). Eldret’s work suggests that these colours are consumed, transformed and presented in the town as an integral part of the physical actions and bodies of the community. It furthers her interest in ideas of transformation, making, sociability, (mis)translation, performance, fantasy, and the limits of ethnography.

Please join us for the last artist tour at 4 pm on Saturday 19 December.

With the generous support of the Government of Mexico, as part of the Year of Mexico in the UK 2015.

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Laura Eldret


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