Emma Benson, Ian Bourn, Claire Blundell Jones, Helena Bryant, Lee Campbell, Helena Goldwater, Michelle Griffiths, Zoe Mendelson, Graeme Miller, Frog Morris and Lee Campbell, Steve Ounanian, Florence Peake, Tim Spooner, Fiona Templeton and Caroline Wilkinson. Curated by Gary Stevens.

ARCHIPELAGO is a mixed exhibition of installation and performance. Each artist marks his or her territory. They may defend themselves against the others or cooperate; trade or start a war with them. They co-exist; there is no sequence of performances. The audience can visit any or all of the islands at any time. The artists may be building something towards a performance or occupation. What remains may be the aftermath of some activity. They may build camps or nests. The features are constantly changing. The works struggle for autonomy, where they simultaneously stand alone and share a common space.

WAKE and ARCHIPELAGO present a programme of installation and performance related work conceived and curated by London based artists Anne Bean and Gary Stevens. Cafe Gallery and Dilston Grove will be home to an ongoing programme of events, installations and performances created by over 20 artists who will work and/or reside in one of the two spaces from between one and six weeks.

During the exhibition there will be special timed performances/events keep up-to-date with events and developments on twitter: @wake_arch and follow the blog.

Click here to view the online video and book.

WAKE/ARCHIPELAGO is produced by Artsadmin in association with CGP London and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Special thanks to Raven Row.




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