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Camden Arts Centre - Autumn/Winter 2012

Simon Raven: It’s Ok to be Boring

Exhibition preview

FOLLOWING Eric Bainbridge: Steel Sculptures and Simon Martin: UR Feeling, both of which end on December 2, Film in Space will be on display at Camden Arts Centre from December 15 to February 24, 2013.

A new group exhibition selected by British artist-filmmaker Guy Sherwin (b.1948), Film in Space focuses on expanded cinema, a film movement which came to prominence in Britain in the early 1970s.

The movement was closely associated with the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, an organisation based in North London and set up in 1966 by artist-filmmakers to exhibit and produce experimental film work which challenged mainstream cinema.

Sherwin worked at the LFMC in its early years and was strongly influenced by the films he experienced. Key works from this period will be shown along with pieces by younger artists who are continuing to experiment with the versatility of analogue media, as well as others who have started to take onboard the advent of digital technologies.

Throughout the exhibition there is an emphasis on film, light, and sound as material to be constantly re-worked, manipulated and experimented with.

Meanwhile, Simon Raven: It’s OK to be Boring continues until November 4.

Artist in residence Simon Raven creates a psychoanalytical space in the Artists’ Studio where visitors are invited to share a boring story. The Studio is open between 2 and 4pm daily. Simon Raven has been awarded the 2012 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, organised in partnership with Shape.

Also continuing until April 30, 2013, is an exhibition of work by artist in residence Phoebe Cummings.

Phoebe Cummings has been awarded the second Camden Arts Centre Ceramics Fellowship, supported by the Headley Trust. Cummings creates sculptural installations which change over time. She approaches clay as a sculptural material and is primarily interested in its changes of state and materiality. Here, she continues this line of enquiry, focusing on how objects begin to enact their own performances within enclosed and controlled environments.

Admission: Free.

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 6pm, Wednesdays late: 10am – 9pm.

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG

Tel: +44 (0)20 7472 5500