Paradise (Bethnal Green) is being remodelled.

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The residents had been getting edgy

and losing direction.

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The underside is exposed

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…torn and strewn with meteorite like debris.

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Messages appear from elsewhere.

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The barricades are coming down..only to be replaced.

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Same place on earth. Different time. Different place in spacetime.

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Evolution or metamorphosis, matter is rearranging itself.

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…ultimately we see very little of what is going on (less than 5%).

The Science of Imaginary Solutions (A series of objects forming an incomplete history from the 8th millennium BCE to the present day) showing at the relocated Breese Little Gallery was surely a nod to the very successful BBC and British Museum partnership A History of the World in One Hundred Objects. At Breese Little, choosing objects from across great swathes of time and presenting them together in close proximity heightened the sense of curated editing and made conscious each object’s own sense of being,  claiming its own space in the world.

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Round the corner at Division of Labour was another exhibition that had a considered curatorial style. Looking at People Looking at Art locates all selected works on the same platform. A shared plinth that then places the viewer in a kind of reverse catwalk situation. Viewing is controlled.

Mark Essen has chosen artists that work intuitively with materials through gestural processes.

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Rhythms and patterns of the starlings sweeping choreography captured in clay by Chud Clowes.

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a tangle of impossibly connected blush coloured plaster links in Katrin Hanusch’s Spillover

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boldly provocative tiny blue witches that appear only monetarily frozen by Zadie Xa and reminded me of the disturbing discovery  in A.S. Byatt’s The Children’s Book of the porcelain models Benedict Fludd had made of his young daughters

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access points to other places are there for discovery as shown by Robert Rush’s Portal to the Unseen World

Robert Foster presented his research into the languages and gestures of esotericism in Horizon at Roaming Room. Questioning what we chose to read into things. Chance, the mysteries of alchemy, opening pathways.

A beautiful evening on the roof of the Ace Hotel for the Super Collider Event with astronomer Jeni Millard,  and a talk by Louise Alexander, a planetary scientist from the University of Birkbeck who studies the geological makeup of the moon.

1608 Ace Hotel Moon Viewing (1)Once the sun had set I had my first view of the moon through a decent telescope.

1608 Ace Hotel Moon Viewing (2)It was hard to relate the object I was looking at in the telescope as being the same one up there in the sky. 1607 Moon Darío Villanueva Darío Villanueva’s moving image work of the moon, slowly rotating, also brought this ravaged surface, like wet sand after rain, into sharp focus.

 

 

 

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