StudioRCA 2018/19 Archive Gallery
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Here We Played ‘Children of the Revolution’
26 January – 3 February 2019
Senior tutor in Contemporary Art Practice and reader in Contemporary Art, Nina Wakeford’s residency at StudioRCA invited visitors to experience work in progress from her Art on the Underground project, commissioned alongside the extension of the Northern Line and the two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea. Visitors could hear the recording of a performance that took place in the new Underground tunnels that run below Nine Elms. In the performance Nina and a local drag king spoke and sang memories of the Market Tavern on Nine Elms Lane, weaving together sounds of the current construction site with memories of the LGBT scene in the 1980s and 1990s.
Special events including an artist talk and a conversation with drag king and local resident, King Frankie Sinatra.
Health Tips for the Year Ahead
1 December 2018 – 20 January 2019
Live Canon - co-commissioned by Wandsworth Council and the RCA
An interactive poetry installation, conceived and curated by Helen Eastman and Anna Bruder, and inspired by a poem by NJ Hynes.
To welcome in the new year, we turned to three thousands years of poetry for some advice, humour, solace and wisdom. In this installation, visitors could surround themselves with poems written on the walls, listen to poetry vinyl and self-medicate from the poetry prescriptions. The exhibition hosted a number of special events including yoga amidst the poems and poetry readings.
5–25 November 2018
Future Archive was the second of a series of public events in which RCA students and graduates responded to the development of the new flagship Battersea campus. Acclaimed photographer Rut Blees Luxemburg is leading Future Archive in her role as Battersea Artist-in-residence and Senior Research Fellow at the RCA, with the exhibition forming part of her ongoing study into new ways of representing architecture under construction. Simone Mudde utilised the nineteenth-century technique of colour separation to create coloured images from black and white negatives that capture passing time and latency of change. 'Fingers Crossed' by Jazbo Gross was the exhibition highlight, taking the form of a video that responded to the plans for Battersea, filmed when the old Sculpture Building was still standing.
The exhibition included a special sound performance by Keef Winter who investigated the sonic properties of a filing cabinet using contact mics, effects pedals and sledgehammer.
19–30 October 2018
Exquisite Banquet was an installation curated by Nine Elms on the South Bank as part of their Harvest Programme, rooted in the historic orchards and market gardens that used to populate London’s south bank. It included two events open to the public – Agape Banquet and Exquisite Future. Exquisite Future was an experimental workshop where participants could join the making of an artist’s book by manipulating one page from a traditional cookbook. Agape Banquet was a pasta-making workshop and meal, from artist Bea Bonafini.