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A Place For You To Dream, 2017
East India Quay, London

Max ColsonKaty ConnorFelicity HammondLaura Yuile

installation view. Chrome Lounger (2017) and Decorative Tree (2017) by Laura Yuile; Construction Lines (2017) by Max Colson
installation view. Chrome Lounger (2017) and Decorative Tree (2017) by Laura Yuile
installation view. Chrome Lounger (2017) by Laura Yuile
detail. Decorative Tree (2017) by Laura Yuile
installation view. Construction Lines (2017) by Max Colson
video still. Construction Lines (2017) by Max Colson
video still. Construction Lines (2017) by Max Colson
installation view. Stone Effect (2016) by Felicity Hammond
detail. Stone Effect (2016) by Felicity Hammond
detail. Stone Effect (2016) by Felicity Hammond

If distinguishing the private from the public was a central feature for architecture and design in the industrial age, these borders are now blurring and homes are increasingly designed to mirror computer generated images of hyper-clean buildings and urban spaces. Images of generically luxurious domestic spaces are everywhere around us, printed on the hoardings of construction sites, encouraging us to invest in a sleek, sanitized vision of the future city. These images are there to sell an impossible life of glamorous living that you can dream one day will be yours. Just imagine, going to work everyday in a flexible and high-tech working space, to then come back to your million pound one-bedroom flat in which every detail has been rendered to look like a glossy magazine image. A place for you to dream, and a life exclusively designed.

Set in an office tower in East India Quay currently undergoing redevelopment, ‘A Place For You To Dream’ will present work by four artists who question the dynamics at play at the intersection between digital rendering, marketing aesthetics and the tangible effects of these tendencies on domestic spaces and people’s lives.

Events:

PV, 14 February 2017, 6.30 pm: ‘Every Vacuum Sucks in its Own Filling’ (2017), performance by Laura Yuile

17 February 2017, throughout the day: Asset Arrest with Laura Yuile

Join Laura Yuile in viewing a property or development that you cannot afford to invest in and have no interest in buying. The viewings will focus on the Docklands and Canary Wharf area and the price bracket of £750,000 to £1,475,000. Get a glimpse inside the architectural assets and luxury lifestyles of London’s elite, whilst hearing first hand from a sales representative about the property developer’s intentions, plans and views on the local area. 

Time slots and properties available:

10.30am – Horizons

12.30pm – The Madison

3pm – Providence Tower (penthouse apartment)

5pm – The Wardian

25 February, 2 – 3.30 pm: The Opaque Zone: Docklands and the Regeneration of Neoliberalism with Louis Moreno

‘The Opaque Zone’ is a walking tour led by Louis Moreno. It will explore the architectural landscape of Docklands, investigating how the crisis of Thatcherism and neoliberalism in the early nineties laid the foundations for the aggressive urbanism defining London today.

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curated by ANGL (Luís Manuel Araújo, Brenda Guesnet, Giulia Pistone)

supported by Arts Council England and Goldsmiths Annual Fund

press:

article on artnet

links:

maxcolson.com

katyconnor.com

felicityhammond.com

laurayuile.com

photos by Max Colson