Archipelago is an ongoing project bringing together artists working in different geographical locations, to collaborate in synchronised events. Archipelago is informed by the concept of artists as connected islands, communicating at multiple levels and in multiple ways, but intensely focussed on their own unique vantage point, pre-occupations, and methods. The project explores lines of communication between artists, both conscious and unconscious, and considers the creative process as an interplay between individual, cultural and societal preoccupations.
The introductory round of the project will focus on a real archipelago - a series of nine connected islands in Walthamstow Wetlands. Accompanied by a writer and film crew, the artists will convene together to meet, talk, and make studies in the landscape, each taking up a view of one of the islands. They will return to their studios to interpret the experience and allow it to feed into their own practice, returning with both studies and work made in the studio for the final exhibition.
Please click here to read the text written for the project, entitled 'Heron Imperatives, Damselfly Affordances', by Stephanie Moran.
Please click here to view the film created for the exhibition by Eva Calland-Waller and her crew. The film will also be shown at the Walthamstow International Film Festival on 15th June.
Please click here to listen to an interview with Ruth Calland on Forest Road.
The Mezzanine, Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Rd, London N17 9NH
Exhibition runs Saturday 1st June - Thursday 27th June, open daily 9.30am - 4pm
Film premiere will be at the Private View, Sunday 2nd June, 1-4 pm
Artists: Edwin Aitken, Ruth Calland, Annabel Dover, Enzo Marra, Edgar Racy, Victoria Rance, Mimei Thompson, Jonathan Waller, your paradise island
Curator: Ruth Calland firstname.lastname@example.org 07879 012167
Writer: Stephanie Moran
Filmmaker: Eva Calland-Waller