Wick Woodland, E9, London
Sunday, 6 August 2017
11:00 - 17:00
Román Cadafalch & Julia Creuheras Marti
Ada Xiaoyu Hao
Max K Weaver
Organised by Marta Barina
The one-day-only exhibition ‘Locus Solus’ offers an array of commissioned multidisciplinary works harboured in the midst of Wick Woodland forest, on and off the beaten path.
The exhibition is inspired by the homonymous 1914’s novel by Raymond Roussel, where a young eccentric scientist named Canterel takes a group of visitors around his estate’s park ‘Locus Solus' (‘Unique Place’). The park hosts a variety of inventions, each more amazing and absurd than the last; and the guests, as the readers, become voyeurs of Canterel’s fictional scientific stories.
‘Locus Solus’ exhibition presents works exploring the notion of what is human and the ability to embrace it, emulating the book’s scientific anticipation and mystery. As it can be unsettling to read such a book with no plot, story or character development, the viewers have to look for something else to keep him/her amused.
The exhibition is accompanied by an excerpt of Niccolò Ammaniti’s book ‘Il Momento È Delicato’ (2012), translated for the first time in English from the Italian original version.
* The entrance to the forest is at the junction between River Lee and Homerton Road.
* In case of rain, the event will be postponed.
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