Once Upon Us
A participatory and sensory installation by Immuto collective in collaboration with sound artist Alessandro Baldessari, choreographer Riccardo Buscarini, Professor Vardhman Rakyan and Queen Mary University of London. Inspired by medical research on how the environment influences our genetic expression and how memories could move across generations through DNA coding, ‘Once Upon Us’ looks to transmit gathered memories ‘from across the world’ through the interaction of sound, reflections and changing light.
26 June – 7 July 2019, Queens’ Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS. www.a-n.co.uk/events/once-upon-us-a-participatory-and-interactive-sensory-installation
Fierce Babe Night Market
An exhibition by Laura Andrews presenting original botanical artwork and prints, cards and homeware. Andrews’ work is inspired by British wildflowers and the Suffolk countryside as well as the plants she found in her garden as a child. Continually enchanted by nature and the landscape, her compositions draw upon the minutiae of wildflowers, grasses and wild plants that are in decline across the UK.
22–23 June 2019, Kensington Gardens, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0HY. www.a-n.co.uk/events/fierce-babe-night-market
Nightwalking and Psychogeography
A ‘midnight stroll along the river bank’ from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge, coordinated by artist Michelle Baharier. An opportunity to join the artist as she explores the psychogeography of the Thames, focusing on tales of pollution as well as the stories behind how people have cultured the river itself. Baharier invites you to bring your friends, as well as poems to read and water and snacks to eat along the way.
Saturday 22 June 2019, 11.45pm, London Bridge, London. www.a-n.co.uk/events/nightwalking-and-psychogeography
Temporal Traces, Magical Manuscripts
Prints, tracings, photography, film, spoken word and poetry, exploring how images and words are ‘lost, found and reconfigured across time’. The exhibition, which takes place at one of the oldest ruined castle sites in France, includes work by William Blake, The Coptic Magical Papyri Team at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and Raquel Martín Hernández from the Complutense University of Madrid. The show also features original copper etchings made in the mid-20th century by Serge Arnoux, inspired by Blake’s Proverbs of Hell.
Until 29 June 2019, Atelier Melusine, 4 Rue de Trupet, La Trimouille, 86290, France. www.a-n.co.uk/events/temporal-traces-magical-manuscripts
New sculpture and installation by Anya Beaumont and Jo Taylor, created as part of their GrowFlowShow project which encourages people to look at the unique heritage and architecture of Corsham, an historic market down in Wiltshire. As residents of the town, both artists draw inspiration from its architectural story and also explore how other artists can also use this to create further public engagement.
Until 13 July 2019, Pound Arts, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9HQ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/flourish
All of the above are taken from a-n’s Events listings section, featuring events posted by a-n’s members
1. ‘Once Upon Us’, 2019, exhibition image
2. Laura Andrews, Poppy Field
3. Michelle Baharier, Bodiccia greets us at the end Westminster bridge, digital photograph
4. ‘Temporal Traces, Magical Manuscripts’, 2019, exhibition poster
5. Anya Beaumont and Jo Taylor, ‘Flourish’, 2019, exhibition poster image
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