For their inaugural show, Just the Flip Side of the Wall, Melissa Appleton and Matthew Butcher (Post Works) will create a new environment within The Architecture Foundation's Project Space that will act as a frame for a series of events that explore the relationship between architecture, the city and performance.
Post Works will reconfigure the AF Project Space with a series of theatrical props and architectural characters including rigging, curtains, lighting and screens, creating a backdrop that will develop and transform through re-configuration and addition throughout the exhibition's programme of live events and interventions. Key to this exhibition is the idea that architecture can activate events and recompose and reframe content; whether in the city itself or a gallery environment.
An array of artists and creative practitioners will be asked to create a new work, or re-represent an existing one, inspired by the exhibition's changeable environment. The exhibition will host lectures and talks; curated film screenings and performances. In particular, contributors will be asked to work between the backdrop of Post Works' installation, the space at the AF, and the environment of the city directly outside the gallery.
This new installation follows on from The Architecture Foundation's recent collaboration with 100% Design fair. Post Works won an invited AF competition to design the central bar at this year's fair. Elements from the bar will be transported to the AF Project Space in Tooley Street and reconfigured to form a central part of the installation.
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