Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias

10 Sep 2016 – 17 Sep 2016

Event times

Preview: Friday 9th September, 6-8
Exhibition open Wed-Sat, 12-6

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Bloc Projects

Sheffield, United Kingdom


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What happens when a group of artists grapples with the idea of the Potentia? A Potentia being a possible future; a better world; a society organised to prioritise human flourishing and environmental sustainability; like a Utopia but rooted in the here and now. There is more than one Potentia.


Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias features new commissions by Roger Bygott, Clare Bonetree, Sandra BouguerchAnnie HarrisonJane Lawson, Monty, Lea Torp Nielsen and Claire Tindale alongside work by Ellie Harrison,  Tim Etchells and John Newling.

There will be flags, houses made of chocolate, Stonehenge made of filtertips, pinkness, diagrams, reflections, research into a 21st century Eden, 20 hypothetical cities, a plan to fundraise with a giant wind turbine, a reading room, The Dispossessed and, on preview night, our official project cocktail: Consensus on the Beach

  • Democracy Outside (pre-exhibition event): an outdoor exercise in democracy with Clare Bonetree.
    Part street theatre and part political action, Democracy Outside will ask what the citizens of Sheffield would like their world to be.
    Saturday 3rd September, 2pm, for location see
  • Morning Service led by Annie Harrison
    Saturday 10th September, 11am
  • Imagine the Possibilities with Jane Lawson
    Short talk and tour of the exhibition, followed by the chance to formulate your own Potentia
    Saturday 10th September, 2-4pm

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Jane Lawson

Exhibiting artists

sandra bouguerch

sandra bouguerch

Roger Bygott

Lea Torp Nielsen

Annie Harrison


Claire Tindale

Ellie Harrison

Ellie Harrison

Clare Bonetree

Tim Etchells

John Newling

Jane Lawson

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