In 2014, UAL PhD Student Julia R. Gallego presented this video on her practice and relationship to the Central Saint Martins Museum & Study Collection at one of our Pop Up Common Room event.
25 postgraduate students had a wonderful afternoon discussing the artists’ studio; its forms and functions; the provision of affordable space in London, and artists’ led studio initiatives.
With contributions from: Graham Ellard (artist and Professor of Fine Art, CSM); Heather Deedman (artist and Senior Artists’ Liaison Officer, Acme Studios); Charlie Day (artist and co-founder of Collective Studios, Wandsworth). The afternoon was an opportunity to explore the issues of studio space in London and gain a more specific understanding of what is at stake, what is available and what is possible.
The afternoon conclude with drinks, networking and a chance to talk one-to-one with the events contributors.
The event is kindly hosted by Acme Studios, at the Acme Project Space in Bethnal Green.
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Q&A at The Crypt Gallery with Professor Rob Kesseler, UAL Chair of Arts, Design and Science awith Live in Your Dreams exhibition curator Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro (student on MA Art & Science at Central Saint Martins)….Film by Gareth Johnson, alumni of MA Documentary Film, LCC.
In his 1958 book The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard put forth the crypt as the foremost metaphor for the space of our darkest fantasies and strangest reveries, tying the unconscious to the poetry of depth.
The exhibition Live In Your Dreams invited the participating artists to re-imagine the Crypt of St Pancras Church as the site of a collective dream. As much as the metropolitan above ground resembles a restless subject obsessed with rational efficacy and unfaltering productivity, this subterranean vault, built in 1822 and concealed under one of the busiest neighborhoods of London, makes room for irrationality and imagination, reversing the order of above.