What is Brexitopia Degrees of Freedom plan to turn the Espacio Gallery into the Republic of Brexitopia between 4th and 17th of September 2017. Brexitopia is an imaginary place, dreamed up in a spirit of gentle irony and dangerous optimism.
Brexitopia is inspired by Brexit but not defined by it. It could be a utopia or a dystopia. A post-Brexit or no-Brexit. What it is and how it is experienced will be shaped by the imagination of the artists participating in its creation.
How can I participate We invite artists to interpret and create Brexitopia in any medium you like: live work, video, installation, sculpture, painting, song, poetry, music, theatre.
For example, you could:
Invent Brexitopia’s customs and rituals, its future history, geography, architecture, rules and regulations, economy & currency or its tourist attractions;
Create and express your identity as a citizen of Brexitopia using any artform whatever;
occupy and inhabit a portion of space in Brexitopia and set the rules for how visitors interact within it;
develop artworks within the space based on your hopes, fears and desires for Brexitopia.
Where is the space The Espacio gallery is in Shoreditch and comprises 150 square metres of floor space and 72 linear metres of hanging space on two floors. The address is 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG.
Who can apply? All perspectives are welcome, whether they are serious or playful, heroic or ironic, optimistic or pessimistic.
All mediums are welcome. We particularly encourage participative, interactive and live works.
Participation can be of any duration: from a few hours to the full course of the exhibition. It could be periodic or continuous. The idea is to keep the space dynamic and changing.
Come to one of our open meetings at the Espacio Gallery, 159 Shoreditch High Street, London E2 7DG:
Wednesday 5th July, starting at 7pm Tuesday 11th July, starting at 7pm
How do I apply Please download the application form and information sheet here or email us on DOF9999@gmail.com and we will email it to you. The deadline for applications is Sunday 16th July 2017.
Spirit of DiY The show is being organised in a spirit of DiY which means that we expect participants to bring their own materials, develop their own collaboration and projects, clear up after themselves and promote the show within and outside their networks.
About Degrees of Freedom
Degrees of Freedom was set up by a group of artists who aim to interrogate the meaning of civic rules and cultural conventions that we live by in our "free" society. Degrees of Freedom produce events and exhibitions on an open call basis, working with artists who share our ethos and values.