Saturday, February 15, 2014

Houserules - Step I. 13.02.14

My first contribution to the Houserules space is a set of A0 posters. This is a series I have developed at the beginning of January, this is the line that my further work in this space would take. This is fragmented documentation, and the lights need to be changed in the future.

Propositional plan for the next Houserules events:

20.02 Video contribution
27.02 performance contribution
06.03 West End Happening
13.03 performance contribution

Sunday, February 09, 2014

A4 < A0

This is the new set of prints for the photocopy book in progress. I think I'd present them at Houserules open evening next Thursday. Would be good to see everyone for some beer and good artist company.

Singapore documentation

Among other things my recent job was being a part of Prudential Eye Awards team. Project intended at supporting emerging Asian artists. I was coordinating Russian participants and interpreting for some of them at the events, interviews and the Awards Ceremony. It was intensely interesting, and it was a great pleasure to meet artists, and of course I am a bit personally disappointed that none of the artists under my care took any prizes.

This is the documentation from British Council master-class with Frazer Macdonald Hay: I am interpreting for a brilliant Russian curator - Andrei Erofeev.

Another piece of documentation came though Pytor Verzilov's twitter. Pyotr follows Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina in their international tour. Ladies represented feminist punk band Pussy Riot who were nominated with their famous punk prayer: Mother of God Take Putin Away in the media art category  at the Prudential Eye Awards. It was a pleasure to meet recently freed artists and activists, and I am very excited about their new project Zona Prava. Rather sad Ekaterina Samustevich, another known member of Pussy Riot could not be there.

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.

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

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