Taking us to the next level in the cold breath of morning, our artists transition from the Tobacco Dock blaze to the cool heights of 2 Clove Crescent, East India Dock. A month long exhibition giving the Winter Pride artists a luxury showcase in this iconic multi-level location.
The inaugural Winter Pride UK launched at Tobacco Dock on Saturday 8th February 2014. This historic event featured an art competition for emerging artists, the Winter Pride UK Art Awards 2014, and a breathtaking exhibition of installation art and sculpture from a diverse group of international artists, now showing at East India Dock.
Caitlin Mavrolean, the Creative Director behind the annual Art for Youth exhibition at the Royal College of Art, has given the Winter Pride artists the opportunity to exhibit as part of a large new experimental group show entitled Office Sessions in a vast disused office block.
The Winter Pride artists will inject moments of colour and passion into the eerie hide-and-seek corporate stillness. An exhibition curated by Simon Tarrant and Yvette Blackwood, taking over the whole of the 4th floor. A brave new Eden. Adult playgrounds and abandonment. Separation and togetherness. Love and longing. Pride and prejudice. Madness and majesty. Seek out secret performances in hidden rooms.Take a second bite of the apple.
Participating Winter Pride artists:
Alan Pascuzzi | Alice Stallard | Bronac McNeill | Carl Hoare | Celia Gregory | Dana Fox | Jae Yong Choi | Jesse Olwen | Kate Wragg | Kristina Butigan | Mercedes Ferrari | Rachel Carter | Rob Ellis | Roxana Halls | Ruth McLees | Shauna Richardson | Trygves Skogrand | Vanja Karas | Vardana Aslanyan | XXXora
Open to the public every Thursday evening from 7pm until 9pm and by appointment. Join the event page here.
2 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BE Nearest station: East India Dock DLR. Cross the small bridge from directly inside the station. View the plan of the complex diagonally opposite the foot of the bridge and head to Anchorage House. Press the button to open the main door, sign in, take the lift to the 4th floor.
Hidden in an underground maze of Victorian warehouse vaults in east London lies a winter paradise. Step over the cobblestones of London’s Tobacco Docks, and be transported back in time to a forbidden Victorian marketplace and funfair, full of tattoos, fire, art and music for one night only.
TRANSITION COLLECTIVE have been invited to participate in London’s first ever Winter Pride! The TC artists will create a large scale installation at the heart of this awe inspiring venue, explore an affront to Narnia.The flipside of a contained delusion of dubious intent. The roles we play with each and every day, the grey area between fiction and reality. The elements, colours, shapes and sounds we choose to heighten and express our inner child, our inner goddess, our inner king, our inner queen, our inner beast. The fantasy made real, to the max. Who are you? Why do you do what you do? How are you writing the story of your life? What are the mythologies from your past that shape you today, what do you bury, what do you honour, what do you warp into wondrous disguises? What twists and turns you underground, overground, through secret passages and ejector seats. One door closes another opens. Mirror mirror on the wall…
Also look out for our night market gallery shop hidden in the vaults, with sounds and visuals by DJ Red Pig Flower and VJ Ting-an Lin. Your chance to buy some original artworks to commemorate this historic night of creative celebration.
Interior Hysteria explores ripples of unmanageable emotional excesses. A sliding scale of loss of self-control behind closed doors. Overwhelming internal conflict through visual brain patterns. Dysmorphia. Hypochondria. Neurosis. Lightness and dryness of the body. Paralysis. Disassociation. Waves of panic.
Greek physicians of the fourth century B.C. thought hysteria was caused by migrations of a restless uterus, or ‘wandering womb’. This concept is attributed to Hippocrates, despite the fact that it never appears in any of the Hippocratic texts.
Hippocratic authors manifest a distinct break with magic and religion. They claim that hysteria may result from prolonged sexual continence, an opinion which was to influence medical history for over two thousand years.
Join our hysterical creatures for a month of Interior Hysteria. Secrets, recesses, hollows, obsessions, sanctuary, constructed decay, personal castles… Let there be light.
Private view from 6pm 24th May
Performance art and DJs from 8pm 31st May
Andrea Rossi – painting
International Nobody – wall painting
Jessica Kilpatrick – photography, drawing, video
Juliet Fang – photography
Louise Seijen ten Hoorn – light box sculpture
Red Pig Flower – video, performance art, DJ set
Sabrina Webster – dance
Simon Tarrant – light box painting
Ting An Lin – painting, drawing, DJ set
Valentina Piras – wax sculpture
Vasilisa Forbes – digital prints
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