Sunday, February 09, 2014

HOUSERULES @ Anchorage House, East India Docks


From February 4th, 12 artists will be occupying the fifth floor of a largely unoccupied office building in East India Docks, as part of creative director and curator Caitlin Mavroleon’s ambitious project, OFFICE SESSIONS, in which different art projects will activate 100,000 sqf of empty office space.

HOUSERULES has been initiated by artist Nadia Berri, and the project is executed collaboratively by the participating artists: Tatiana Baskakova, Victoria Burgher, Terry Dynes, Ben Faga, Matthew Hammond, Jeremy Lee, Jayne Lloyd, Kate Mahony, Erifili Missiou, Cristina Pedreira and Daniella Valz-Gen and Rob Brown.

Over 42 days the artists will engage in the development of constantly evolving work for, and in direct response to 20,000 sqf of a deserted office floor. This particular setting offers great potential, while at the same time the ‘houserules’ of such an environment set out contrived boundaries: it is within this tension that the project will take place.

HOUSERULES embraces the idea of indeterminacy within the restrictions of the 5th floor to bring, but also to question, freedom, action and play, in the context of an exhibition and also the given space. The participating artists work in a variety of media, including performance, film, installation, sculpture, text and sound.

HOUSERULES is an ongoing work in progress with open evenings to the public on every Thursday, beginning Feb 6th. The public is invited to come and join the artists and witness the work as it evolves.

HOUSERULES will also invite other artists to create work on the spot on these open evenings. The project will end with a big final event on March 13th.

OPEN EVENINGS:
Thursday, 6 February, 7pm to 9pm
Thursday, 13 February, 7pm to 9pm
Thursday, 20 February, 7pm to 9pm
Thursday, 27 February, 7pm to 9pm
Thursday, 6 March, 7pm to 9pm

FINAL CLOSING DOWN EVENT:
Thursday, 13 March, 7pm to 9pm

The space can also be visited by appointment. Please contact Nadia Berri on 07717737418

For regular updates visit our Facebook page and follow on Twitter @HouseRulesE14

You can find HOUSERULES 3 minutes from DLR station East India Docks.
Address: 2 Clove Crescent, Anchorage House, London E14

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