On view at X Marks the Bökship, Wednesday 20 May - Saturday 23 May, 12-6pm
Curators’ workshop, Thursday 21 May, 4-6pm
Artist: Girolamo Marri
Contributors: Ferran Adrià, Franko B, Graciela Carnevale, Linne Ellegard, Carla Di Falco, Naiza Khan, Henry Lydiate, Bartomeu Marí, Rosell Meseguer, Gregor Muir, Dominique Paini, Lia Perjovschi, Pepe Ribas, Pamela Sepúlveda, Dr. Claudia Wedepohl, Nayia Yiakoumaki
INTERSTITIAL ZONE is cross-practice research that uses the concept of the archive as a motivation. This project will unfold at The Showroom gallery and X Marks the Bökship. It aims to generate a core of knowledge through a series of conversations with people from different professions related to the archive and a group of images chosen by them to represent these discussions. This material will be presented in the form of a display, and activated through ‘readings’ by the audience, the artist Girolamo Marri and the curators.
The display aims to set out this 'Interstitial Zone', understanding it as a moment of disruption when the mind tries to link a conversation with an image. It is in this space where the public can interact, experiment, project its own imagination, subjectivity and reenact the research process from a different angle.
The event will be considered part of a process that attempts to create new ways of working together, and re-think the relationship between research and practice. It will in sum be a testing ground for new curatorial strategies, using the exhibition space to achieve new possibilities for knowledge production.
Girolamo Marri was born in 1980. Currently on the MA Fine Art (Sculpture/Performance) at the Royal College of Art in London, he also holds a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins and studied on a two-year illustration course at the Ecole Saint-Luc of Brussels. His most recent shows include: Heckle at Bosse and Baum, London (2015); The Residency 2. Working day. at firstsite, Colchester (2015); Can You Pay My Bills? 2 at DeptfordX festival, London (2014); Ghost of a Talk 3 at Galleria OltreDimore, Bologna (2014); Can You Pay My Bills? at Flat Time House, London (2014) and Friktioner Festival at Uppsala City Museum, Uppsala (2014).
INTERSTITIAL ZONE is curated by Rafael Barber Cortell, Lavinia Filippi, Léa Herbeth and Amanda Masha Caminals from the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, and is one of four interim projects taking place in May 2015. See http://www.rca.ac.uk/schools/school-of-humanities/cca/ for further details.
X Marks the Bökship
^ Matt’s Gallery
42 – 44 Copperfield Road
London E3 4RR