CCA Show 2021 – Fulfilment Services Ltd.
4 May 2021 to 10 May 2021
London (various locations) and online
In partnership with Gasworks:
At Fulfilment Services Ltd. we begin at the logistics of the systemised supply chain: algorithm to ‘click to buy’ to factory worker to shipping container to gig delivery driver to momentarily satisfied and fulfilled consumer; from there we link, de-link, and re-link. With Gasworks as the nexus of a series of public interventions, we invite international artists Arvid&Marie, DNA, Florence Jung, and Frank WANG Yefeng to respond to the contemporary provocation of an anti-fulfilment narrative.
Under existing infrastructures of production and consumption, networks are constantly in multi-directional movement building new needs once existing ones have been satisfied. In an ever-expanding and dissatisfying system we ask crucially: is capitalism fulfilling consumers or are consumers fulfilling capitalism?
The four new artist commissions situate themselves in and around London on billboards, delivery vehicles and digitally on an e-commerce platform and website. These works come together under the unified spirit of corroding existing networks of dissemination. At Fulfilment Services Ltd. our disseminated medium is very much part of our message: join us in imagining alternative realities of fulfilment by interrogating the chain of production, networks of transportation, and the extortionist quality of fabricated needs.
A Phygital Curatorial Tour will take place at 6pm, 5 May, with viewers invited to join via Zoom. A film will incorporate artist interviews, curatorial input, and many streams of online footage as well as video from twelve sites around London. The tour will be followed by a live Q&A with curators.
Artists: Arvid&Marie, DNA, Florence Jung, Frank WANG Yefeng
MA Curators: Andreanne Beguin, Zidong Chen, Sarah Daher, Zifei Ge, Hayley Gibson, Jiawei Gu, Brenna Horrox
Visual identity: An Endless Supply
This project is one of the Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art Shows 2021. MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) graduating students present five final projects in collaboration with leading UK based art organisations the British Library, Camden Art Centre, Furtherfield and Gasworks.