“The space in which we live, which draws us out of ourselves, in which the erosion of our lives, our time and our history occurs, the space that claws and gnaws at us...” Michel Foucault
Friends of interpretable spaces is a mini festival of art, performance and interaction at the historic St Augustine’s Tower in Hackney. The festival opens on Saturday 6th Oct and finishes Sunday 14th October (open 1-6pm, closed Monday & Tuesday). Entrance is free. Late opening on Saturday 6th and Wednesday 10th (till 8pm).
A group of international artists have been invited to fill the Tower with inventive artworks and performances, exploring the concept of “space” in many interpretations: architectural space; public space; sacred space; poetic space; the space in which our lives are lived.
Many of the artworks are interactive and participative: an orchestrated duet between the Tower’s 300 year old clock and the visitor’s timepiece; an invitation to walk a labyrinth; a participative installation challenging transgression of women’s personal space; ; an olfactory tour of the Tower focusing on the language of the body in space; and a meditative experience of sacred space taking the visitor through a musical soundscape.
There will be over 20 artworks and performance in and around the Tower creating a joyous mix of thoughtful, challenging and humorous experiences for the visitor.
Photographs thanks to the participating artists: Jeannette Abi Khalil, Keanu Arcadio, Liz Brown, Iggy Crespop, Rachel Glass, Esperanza Gomez Carrera, Jacqui Grant, Tom Hackett, Lisa Kreuziger, Jill Laudet, Christina Lovey, Andy Metcalf, Billie Penfold, Marta Pieregonczuk, Henry Rusted, Louise Scillitoe-Brown, PARALAX project, Joanna Sperryn-Jones, Henryk Terpilowski, Malé Uribe Fores, Anna Vauhkonen, Satu Viljanen, Eileen White & Belnda Mitchell.