Bow Arts presents Raw Materials: Plastics at the Nunnery Gallery.
Raw Materials explores the forgotten industrial history of plastic in east London around the River Lea. The exhibition reveals the story of east London’s central role in the invention and early development of plastics, showcasing some of the very first plastic objects alongside newly commissioned artwork which tells the story of this material’s remarkable journey. The project is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as by academic partner University College London.
I enjoyed taking part in researching the history of plastics. It was fascinating to get behind the scenes and visit the archives of MoDiP (Museum of Design in Plastic, Arts University Bournemouth) and the V&A, as well as learning about the combustive beginnings of this material. As a UCL student, I was invited to propose a work of art as a response to the archive visits. My piece, “While It Lasts,” was accepted and I am honoured to be a part of this exhibition.
There will be an extensive events programme in connection to this exhibition, including boat tours along the River Lea, plastic recycling workshops and discussions on the future of plastics. See Bow Arts’ Whats On for more information.
Exhibtion by Johanna Baudou, Jazmin Donaldson, Farnaz Gholami, Liam Mertens, Monica Perez Vega and Sarah Tew
4 – 28 April 2019
We have followed vanishing borders. See how at the edge of the canvas the world unfolds. A language is being built into a distance. We have written our own departures. Far from the sharp limit of place, a horizon emerges and we dissolve.
With transience and movement comes a feeling of existing in a “third space” or non-place; belonging neither here nor there, and because of that, there is a search for an ideal place. Through a language that highlights the fluidity of identity and borderless space, we see a lapse of time: that of coming and going, of speed and stillness, fragments of being; and a deconstruction to re-construct elsewhere.
A few shots from recent collaboration with CSM students. Fashion design by Rosa Kim. Modelling by Oliver M. Bacon. Art direction by Joie Cho. Photography by Joie Cho and Melanie Sun. Graphic design by Génésia Goudal. Artworks by ME.
Thrilled to finally pursue my MFA beginning September 2017.
“At the Slade School of Fine Art we approach the practice of contemporary art and the history and theories that inform it in an experimental, research-oriented and imaginative way. An art school with a world leading reputation, the Slade makes a significant contribution to the field of contemporary art both nationally and internationally.”
I feel very lucky to have found a home to explore all my crazy ideas. I look forward to learning, playing and building my community here in London.
Have you heard about my latest project? Together, with a group of artists and writers in Amsterdam, I started a magazine about home and migration. I was inspired to do something in reaction to the refugee crisis and the growing xenophobia in my homeland and adopted lands. I wanted to create an outlet for voices of migration, seeing as how nearly every person in my life is a migrant and has a story.
With the magazine, I launched the podcast and we have debuted our first episode!