Spaces that have no history, no spirit, no context, touch no heart, remain silent.
Spaces that have resonance, call out to the spirit, make connections, leave traces and sediments, find friends to speak for them.
Degrees of Freedom invite you to be an interpreter of spaces, a maker of meaning for an exhibition at St Augustine tower in Hackney.
Your submission may relate to St Augustine Tower itself or any other space that is close to your heart and which you wish to interpret to the world.
About St Augustine’s Tower St Augustine Tower is the oldest building in Hackney and dates from the 13th century. It’s fabric is protected, so all works must be free standing or non invasive. It is a medieval stone tower on 4 floors plus a roof space. Access to all floors other than the ground level is via a narrow, winding staircase. If you want to do larger or site specific works then we strongly advise you to visit the Tower and see for yourself before making your submission.
Access to the Tower is only on the last Sunday of the month as follows: Sunday, 24th June 2-4pm, Sunday 29th July 2-4pm, Sunday 26th August, 2-4pm
About this opportunity All mediums are welcome. We particularly encourage participative, performative and live works, as well as site specific works. Live works can be for any duration: from a few hours to the full course of the exhibition. They could be periodic or continuous. This is a DIY event. All artists are expected to participate in a spirit of cooperation and neighbourliness, installing their own work and clearing up after themselves. No fees for submission or participation.
Key dates Closing date for submission Sunday 12th August, 5pm Delivery and setup Friday 5th October Exhibition 6-14th October Take down Monday 15th October
Photographs thanks to Lizzie Brown, Esperanza Gomez Carrera, Christina Lovey. Louise Scillitoe-Brown and Constanze Schweda