Sitting in the environment created by London based artist Carys Briggs and designer Francis Field for Pi Artworks Istanbul, the conversation means to extend from Hans Hollein’s proposition that "Everything is Architecture". Briggs' fragmentation of universal forms means to draw out our awareness of the instinct to find familiarities in unfamiliar surroundings, the desire to discover or make whole within our minds otherwise abstract settings. Francis Field’s proposition for constructing an ocean in space as means of facilitating not only our escape but our exploration of distant solar systems, simultaneously subverts classical notions about what and how we construct resources, economies and the future. Curator Ashlee Conery will introduce and discuss the work of these four artists, working in video, installation, architecture and poetry, exploring how our languages, cities and homes are all structures, built by design, reflecting certain drives, operating on the basis of certain principles, only conceptually transitioning between decoration and design, memory and aspiration. Ece Eldek will present work and discuss language in relation to structure and meaning opening this discussion further.
We invite other poets, artists (working in all mediums), architects and thinkers to join this informal conversation.
Ruth Maclennan is an artist whose work includes video installations, photography, bookworks, drawings, live events, and curatorial projects. Her work has been exhibited and screened internationally, including at the ICA, London, and Wellcome Collection, London, Kunsthalle Vienna and London School of Economics. Her films have been shown at film festivals include Migrating Forms and New York Underground Film Festivals, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Prog:me, International Festival of Artists’ Film and Video, Rio de Janeiro, House of Science and Film, film festival, Kino Central, Berlin. A monograph on her work, Anarcadia, is published by Film and Video Umbrella and John Hansard Gallery; and Hide, a record of a performance, for Archway Polytechnic, is published by AIR at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design.
For further information please see www.ruthmaclennan.com;www.archwaypolytechnic.org; www.fvu.co.uk, andwww.archwayinvestigationsandresponses.org