AboutTRANSCENTRIC is a collection of works across a range of media by artists associated with RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and the University of the Arts London. The works in the exhibition move across, beyond, between, and within city centres. As such they are concerned with phenomena that we might think of as 'urban', however this is interpreted not only in terms of spatial relationship, but also considers how the urban centre resonates with overlapping themes arising from social, environmental, geographical, political and other forces. Many of the works are concerned with the particularities of the aesthetics of writing and re-writing urban space, while others reflect on associations emanating from and within the centre such as the symbolism of architecture, the structures of belief systems, mortality in the modern world, the relationship of the centre to the periphery, the spaces in-between, and the weather.
Steven Ball (Central St Martins), Irene Barberis (RMIT), Daniel Crooks (RMIT), Catherine Elwes (Camberwell), Riccardo Iacono (London College of Communication), Tina Keane (CSM), Mark Lewis (CSM), Andre Liew (RMIT), William Raban (LCC), Philip Samartzis (RMIT), Andy Stiff (Camberwell), Wilma Tabacco (RMIT), Anne Tallentire (CSM), Jennet Thomas (Wimbledon), Chris Wainwright (Chelsea), Shaun Wilson (RMIT), John Wynne and Denise Hawrysio (LCC).
Transcentric Artists' Presentation: Thursday 20 November, 6pm
17 November - 29 December 2008
The Window Gallery
Central Saint Martins of Art & Design
107109 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0DU
Curated by Steven Ball (British Artists' Film and Video Study Collection, UAL) and Irene Barberis (Metasenta Projects, RMIT University) for The Centres Project
THE CENTRES PROJECT is a practice-based research exhibition and publication project exploring the Urban Centre, bringing together two centres of Fine Art research: one in central London, UK and the other in central Melbourne, Australia. Situated within the complex flow of forces of an urban hub, each institution simultaneously responds and contributes to their cities' stimuli. TRANSCENTRIC is the first manifestation of THE CENTRES PROJECT in London.