You Are Here 2014 #Kilburn

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Artists include: Eleni Bagaki, Ting-Ting Cheng, Mahana Delacour, Diego Delas, Marine Guichard, Jana Koelmel, Lucie Kordacova, Vesta Kroese, Chloë Morley, Thomas Owen, Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou, Joe Rogers, Alicia Roy, Mark Tamer and  Yunsun Jung. 

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#MileLongHopscotch

What a lovely Saturday!!! The sun shined, the weather was perfect and we had a mile long hopscotch to jump around at Mile End Road. What else could we ask for?

Much more! The #MileLongHopscotch Event was packed with cool activities from painting the road, to playing football. All kids and parents were welcome to join and be part of the fun-day playing, laughing and sharing impressions!

ClangDesign collaborated with Old School Room animating British Street. We painted a big wood board with all the kids that passed by generating the coolest wall of all times! Some of our tiny artists signed the board, others preferred to keep their names secret. But all contributed with passion and a big smile. Our final intention was to create one piece, one final object with the help and support of the community. We can say it was an incredible success, because we manage to make something together as a community!

 

For us, Old School Room and ClangDesign this is what this day was about. #MileLongHopscotch was an excuse to meet the community and make them know that we are here. We want to be here and will keep doing free activities for them, so we can all engage and make  our community become a FAMILY!

#MileLongHopscotch

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Building a City

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This project is absolutely incredible. It’s about London, its architecture and how kids see the buildings around them. It ‘s actually a workshop that makes kids become interested in art and architecture, in building and imagining. The Hotel Elephant Gallery in Elephant and Castle hosted this impressive workshop with the artist Reuben Powell. The input and passion coming from both, the gallery and the artist was inspiring.

 

We have been helping for 2 weeks, delivering with other young artists the workshops and helping schools from the area to build a city out of cardboard. The process was very inspiring, working for various sessions with the same kids and having time to teach them and learn from them. Creating and making those 1 meter tall construction from scratch was sometimes a challenge, but we had fun. And that is what this activity was about: enjoying and creating using our skills and transferring them to Art.

http://www.hotelelephant.co.uk/334/

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Immense Phyllida Barlow

Phyllida Barlow’s mega-sculpture-installation makes the trip to visit the Tate Britain even more obligatory. When you step in you suddenly need to stay still and look around. As a spectator it’s the same natural reaction when getting inside of a cathedral: stand, look and breath.

 

‘I hope to arouse curiosity about sculpture,’ Phyllida Barlow

 

After the first strong image, I felt curious to walk through space to look into closer detail and to discover some kind of hidden minimal aspect behind this immense sculpture that invades space. Shape, colour and texture make the walk through the columns a delightful dance. You feel small and at the same time, you have an intimate moment like you where sneaking behind the scenes of a theatre.

Obviously the sculpture becomes part of the architecture as it uses space. You can see Barlow’s essence, the fullness of her ideas and the passion that drives her to create a so fantastic and embracing piece.The use of colour and texture, putting the objects and shapes in space, generating a 360 degrees installation that will surprise the audience.

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“It is more to raise an issue about what sculpture is for me, and I hope that might communicate itself to an audience. It’s a strange medium in that it takes up space, it takes up our space. It brings things into the world, and there is already too much stuff in the world. So it’s kind of absurd, and its absurdity is what I find fascinating. So perhaps it will mean that people will have to walk around it. I hope that will arouse curiosity about sculpture, about what it is and why it is what it is.”

 

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