World Within Worlds

11 Sep 2010 – 9 Oct 2010

Event times

Preview evening: Friday 24 September, 6.30-8.30 pm

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London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 47, 53, 177, 180, 199, 255, 453
  • Canada Water
  • Deptford Train Station/New Cross Train Station/Deptford Bridge DLR/Cutty Sark DLR

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World Within Worlds //Curated by BEARSPACE Director, Julia Alvarez


World Within Worlds is BEARSPACE's inaugural exhibition of the new calendar, featuring a major exhibition, off-site installation and performance programme by emerging and recently graduated artists. Artists: Suzanne Moxhay, Zander Olsen, Jaime Tarazona, Jane Ward, Jenny Wiener, Diana Taylor, Damien O'Connell, Steven Dickie 11 September 2010 - 09 October 2010 Preview evening: Friday 24 September, 6.30-8.30 Part of Deptford Last Fridays (late opening of all galleries in Deptford with performance by Mark McGowan at 8.30 pm BEARSPACE, 152 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PQ ‘Get up, go to work, come home, get up, go work, come home but with an added element, something that wasn't there the day before, something that actually makes you think about all this routine, this place we live and call life. Ridiculous, odd, generous, pretentious and maybe a bit stupid but something that reminds us that real life is not elsewhere. It's here.' Mark Titchner, Deptford X 2010 ‘World within Worlds' is BEARSPACE's main curated exhibition of the year including recent graduates and emerging talent curated by BEARSPACE Director Julia Alvarez. This exhibition features artists who aim to subvert reality in response to the theme set by Mark Titchner for Deptford X, as well as unearth new burgeoning talent from the wealth of degree shows in 2010. Each artist creates a world that teases our existence, taking elements of movement, architecture and landscape, subverting them by adding, subtracting and disseminating their visual structure. Artists selected for this exhibition might restructure a classic painting (Jenny Wiener), photograph a landscape with sculptural interventions (Zander Olsen), create a sculptural world existing within our own (Damien O'Connell), or create new realities through painting and digital montage (Suzanne Moxhay, Jane ward, Diana Taylor and Jaime Tarazona). ‘World Within Worlds' has also commissioned in association with Deptford X two performances and an offsite installation, which allows artists and the general public to explore realities presented by performance artist Mark McGowan and recent SLADE graduate Steven Dickie. Dickie will present the BEARSPACE Gallery PLOT at Deptford X, 2010. This will use a prescribed industrial container, where Steven presents, ‘The Calibration of We.' Dickie will transform the container into the functionality of a faraday cage creating an environment devoid of electronic communication signals, fostering a place of solace from contemporary noise in all its forms. The geometric panelling lining this space, reminiscent of modernist architectural decoration dampens exterior sounds. Contained within this space is a sonic environment consisting of two sound waves. One is controlled by our presence and the other remains constant. Each visitor's physicality will determine the resulting harmonies and discord. Dickie will be performing alongside ‘The Calibration of We' during Deptford X. Mark McGowan also presents ‘The Re-enactment of the assassination of Raoul Moat' This is a 30 minute play and is about the artists experiences of the news story and how it unravelled over the week. There will be a small set, a TV box and some broken branches etc to make it look like the woods Mark will perform the rest, playing all the parts himself such as a newsreader, the policemen with tasers, and of course Raoul.

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