15th – 21st May, 2017
‘Between the secret interior and the public exterior, carrying items to trade: shared knowledge, a shoulder to cry on, insight, fun’ (Hannah Black)
We are Kerri Jefferis & Sophie Chapman and we have been lucky enough to hold the Graduate Studio Award at Lewisham Arthouse for the past year. We are sadly coming to the end of our tether, we mean tenure, and would love to invite you over one last time.
We would like to bring people together, to expose the unseen construction site, prop the supports and acknowledge overlaps, blind spots and differences. Support is usually ‘derided and discarded by authority and depoliticized by the mechanisms of it’ (Celine Condorelli/Gavin Wade) so we are especially OBSESSED with it. We want to take this time to appreciate what has happened, gather and share knowledge, references, materials, have the conversations that we haven’t yet had, and have a wee PARTY! It promises to be a bonanza.
‘In the spirit of coming together to take ourselves apart’ (Kyla Wazana Tompkins) throughout the week we will host the following:-
Monday 15th 6.30pm – 9pm : A SCREENING on social time, how we document & ask questions in/of it
Wednesday 17th 6.30pm – 9pm : A LETTER what writing, diaries & confessions do for history/theory/personhood
Friday 19th 7pm – 11pm : A GIG bringing bodies together to make noise! (unwieldy noise) shit-hot noise makers… NX Panther, Rainham Sheds, Molejoy and more TBC
Saturday 20th 1pm – 6pm : A HANGOUT & CHAT discussing what support structures allow for improvisation, intuition, sounding / listening, the particulars of shared endeavours & the complicated spaces between people – schedule TBA
‘Because they were listening to each other the room felt small’ (Chris Kraus)