Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
110 Foundling Court, The Brunswick Centre Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AN Ring 110 on the buzzer at Entrance 3, which is opposite the Marquis of Cornwallis

Through installation, sound, photography, text and sculpture, Knight addresses the influence of heritage, conservation and cultural practices in the redevelopment of The Brunswick Centre. Drawing upon archival material and situated field recordings, Knight uses the building as a way of thinking about aspects of planning and decision-making in British post-war architecture. Works respond to the unique material and sonic conditions of The Brunswick through inversions of its architectural and propositional spaces. Methods of opacity, doubling and overlay linger on speculative moments that suggest divergent trajectories for the building across its 50-year history.

Adam Knight (b.1982) is an artist and tutor based in London working across text, sound and video. Taking apart the formats of artistic production, Knight addresses complexities inherent in art-making. He is interested in pursuing and interrogating moments of a-synchronicity, doubt and self-critique. Projects begin with a series of field visits and recordings to establish potential working practices and how a site might be hybridly represented as fiction and documentary. In architecture, a desire-line is a direct and improvised route taken between buildings that typically defy a pre-designated track. He works with desire-lines as a method of tethering sonic, textual and visual objects of research together.

Recent projects and exhibitions include Radiophrenia, CCA Glasgow; Begehungen, Entwürfnisse: Ring 8, Chemnitz; Inter-regnum-um-um, CheLA, Buenos Aires and Transmissions / The Watch, Cashmere Radio, Berlin. In 2023 he will undertake a Visual Art scholarship at Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop in Germany.

Passengers is an artist-led platform that commissions and curates contemporary art that explores the historical, social and material contexts of various sites and architecture. The initiative was formed in 2016 by artist Julie F Hill in collaboration with the architectural practice Gauld Architecture. For its inaugural series, supported by Arts Council England, artists presented work sequentially to explore the real and imaginative associations of the Brunswick Centre, a Modernist, mixed residential and commercial development in Bloomsbury, London. The project has since expanded to incorporate offsite exhibitions, residencies and publications.