ROUTEMASTER: curates, in Rom8

Images from the exhibition in Rom8. The works in this exhibition were selected from different art research (R&D) projects which Richard Launder is involved with, on-going and stabilized momentarily for Rom8. The ephemeral, periphery, transitory, time-based – actualised into concrete works is the position taken to the contextual; where sculpture/installation blends into performance or visa versa.

 

In 2012 a curatorial direction developed from Launder’s long running installation at the former Spode Works, Stoke on Trent, UK:

ROUTEMASTER @ Spode Office

Is the name of a curatorial projec, also the title of a group of works made during the Topographies of the Obsolete R&D project & exhibited in the Vociferous Void contextual exhibition during the British ceramics Biennial 2013.

Presenting a field of works generated via research-led teaching projects which he is currently involved with, as well as works from his studios in London & Italy: Peripheral Practice/Peripheral Place, Art in Urban Context, Brick as Cultural Sign, Beirut: Out of Ruinous Conditions projects, & in particular participation in Topographies of the Obsolete, where a large installation, collaborative performances, sculptures, photographs, videos and text were all curated from this umbrella project.

Live aspects:
In Conversation: Lorcan O’Neill & Richard Launder. In-Gallery conversation, Lorcan is director of the LORCAN O’NEILL Gallery, a renowned independent contemporary art gallery in Rome; he will also give a self presentation Tuesday 17th November at 13:00 in ROM8. Article in Architectural Digest

Performance: The Age of Enlightenment: Launder performs a fragment of Glancing at Spode collaborative performance – the film of which is screened.
Performative intervention in the gallery.
Performance: one wet rainy day in Bergen…

ROUTEMASTER@SPODEOFFICE. The curatorial portfolio of this project also placed works into shows at TSSK, Trondheim; Airspace Gallery, Stoke on Trent; the Swedenborg Society, London & Rom 8.

ROUTEMASTER@SPODEOFFICE: installation: a physical location (extant Sept. 2013 - Dec. 2013): former Spode factory, Stoke on Trent, UK; a virtual space: routemaster@spodeoffice.co.uk. It consisted of installation, sculpture & collaborative performances.

 All images taken by Bjarte Bjørkum

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