AboutâA Trolley of Folly' is an exhibition that aims to fuse three artist's work in the combination of material, sound and action into something that exceeds the sum of its parts. It is installed in a large industrial space situated in the Tram Depot in Clapton, a place where labour and toil have been prominent and where inevitably soon the embodied energy of this place will be demolished to make way for expensive apartments. The artists exhibiting fall loosely into the categories of Sculptor (glorified technician), Performer (meandering popstar) and Dramaturg (sound artist).
Liam Crichton's sculptural installation in the space is partly constructed from the raw material that exists there already as well as material brought in. Crichton's material approach underpins the proceedings with a dark, clean, sinister edge and provides a backdrop for Calvin Laing's performances scheduled at multiple points during AL weekend (tba). A selection of Laing's video works will also be presented in the gallery. Tebano acts as the audible mood creator. His site-specific sound installation echoes in the gallery space, designed to reflect the industrial surroundings and to bolster Crichton's and Laing's work.
In addition to this installation in the gallery there will be a publication limited to 100 copies by Allotrope Press launched on the closing night of the show, including contributing texts related to the work and theme.
Thursday 03rd October Allotrope Press Edition Launch and Performances by Calvin Laing, Lorenzo Tabano and invited guests 19:30h 21:00h.
Saturday 05th October Performances by Calvin Laing, Lorenzo Tabano and invited guests 15:30h 20:30h
Sunday 06th October Performances by Calvin Laing, Lorenzo Tabano and invited guests 15:30h 20:00h
Monday 7th October - Review and Documentation of show - open to the public
Opening Hours -
Thursday 18:00 - 22:00h,
Friday, Saturday 11.00 - 18.00h ,
Sunday 11:00 20:00h
Liam Crichton - http://www.crichton-ross.com/
Liam Crichton (1984) graduated from Sculpture at ECA 2010. He has shown work in UK, Ireland and Germany and has work in various private collections. He is currently based in Belfast and was 2013 Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival resident artist. This is his first showing of his work in London.
Calvin Laing - http://www.calvinlaing.com/
Calvin recently completed the New Work Scotland Programme where he had a solo show in February at the Collective in Edinburgh. He is a recent graduate of ECA (2011) working in video and performance and has work in public collections including the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art. He lives and works in London.
Lorenzo Tebano - http://cargocollective.com/LAFTebano/Clubbing-Society-Archive
Lorenzo Tebano is a fine art graduate from Kingston University in 2010. He has recently shown work with Auto Italia Live in the ICA and at Auto Italia East alongside Benedict Drew, Leslie Kulesh and Eddie Peake among others. He makes sound and installation work and lives/works in London.