4 - 11 May
“Of all the affairs we participate in, with or without interest, the groping search for a new way of life is the only aspect still impassioning.” Guy Debord
‘In Site’, is an exhibition by emerging artists Natalie Winter, Laura McIntyre, Frances Bakewell and Madeleine Wheeler, hosted by The Gallery at Republic, 4th – 11th May.
Offering a guide to an alternate look at London inspired by Guy Debord’s 1950s idea of psychogeography and interacting with our urban environment in a completely different manner to the norm. In conjunction to this elusive and playful idea the artists have chosen to produce work within the exploratory nature that Debord based his theory on so as to unleash the everyday creativity our surroundings have to offer, but have generally become mundane and ignored due to the repetitive nature of life.
Today, every day, 8.674 million people move around this city. Most will be finding the best and quickest routes from A to B, as free time is precious and scarce. Others will choose to spend more time travelling to and fro to save money. The time lost to work affects our perception of travel; it becomes another means to an end and yet another loss of time.
The ideas inherent to psychogeography provide an alternative take on movement within urban environments: Movement can become spontaneous, intuitive, and playful if chosen to be. The artists exhibiting in ‘In Site’ all chose to explore this concept through different mediums to ascertain the effect on individual psyche, the cityscape and the communities surrounding them.
‘In Site’ takes place at Republic Gallery. Admission is free.
Opening times TBC
1 Clove Crescent,
East India Dock
London E14 2BA
Getting to the Gallery
East India DLR station is located onsite at Republic, 2 minutes walk from the Gallery.
Exit East India station via the bridge over the flyover and heading towards East India Dock. Republic Gallery is located on the ground floor of Capstan House which can be identified by its distinctive yellow and teal facade.
The nearest underground station is Canning Town on the Jubilee line, where you can connect to the DLR and travel one stop to East India.
The Gallery entrance is located opposite the Dock Wall. Go through the gate on the lefthand side of Capstan House and follow Dock Wall until you see a pathway on the right leading into the Gallery.