Graham Gussin 4 May 2012 — 1 Jul 2012
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Illumination Rig Elephant & Castle

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Image credit: Graham Gussin. Illumination Rig starts with a basic premise, turning money into light, it is in this sense an event, an occasion where consumption and transformation are made conspicuous. – extract from 'Outside Objects' by Charles Danby, 2014 Illumination Rig Elephant & Castle was presented as part of Animated Environments, an [...]

400 Speeches

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400 Speeches poster ‘400 Speeches’ was a day of readings, conversations and performances by local artists and activists at the Heygate Estate in June 2013. Spoken word, singing and movement The programme included the first public screening of the documentary ‘Up the Elephant’, 2002, by Julie Speechley, which critically investigates the early [...]

Collecting Home: Cuming Museum artists-in-residence

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Collecting Home rotating display. People's Bureau photographic project in behind. Image credit: People's Bureau Artist Eva Sajovic and writer Sarah Butler were invited to be the inaugural artists-in-residence at the Cuming Museum. The residency was devised to act as a research, representation and communication platform, entitled Collecting Home. Notions of 'home' where explored and expanded through [...]

The People’s Bureau

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Skills Exchange Poster. Image credit: The People's Bureau. The People's Bureau is a space for exchange of skills and needs. It is based in a dedicated shopping cart at the Elephant&Castle shopping centre. The project’s aim is to create a pool of collective local knowledge through exchange, a supporting network of different [...]

Reading Workshop with Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

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Reading session with Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, May 2015. Image credit: People's Bureau. A reading session and story-led walk conducted by Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law and Theory at the University of Westminster. The event took place around the People's Bureau Shopping Cart installed on the first floor landing of Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre accross from Jenny's Cafe. My Corridors [...]

Going Home: The Odyssey

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The Odyssey, Nigel of Bermondsey. Image rights: Studio at the Elephant. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Butler and Eva Sajovic's residency at The Cuming Museum entitled Collecting Home, a processional event was devised by Vanessa Woolf and Nigel of Bermondsey around Elephant and Castle Roundabout on the theme Going Home. Woolf recounted a new version of The Odyssey whilst participants walked over, [...]

The People’s Bureau: Moose on the Loose

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Elephant and Castle Maypole. Image credit: The Peoples Bureau. People's Bureau were invited to be part of Moose on the Loose festival 2015 for a week-long artist residency. They installed their skills exchange cart to the Ground Floor space at London College of Communication, holding workshops and events. The residency culminated in a Maypole dance [...]

Handing Down The Memory Cloth

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Exhibition Poster. Image: WD+RU. Handing Down the Memory Cloth was launched by Women’s Design + Research Unit at London College of Communication […]

Cinema Furore Elephant and Castle Community Cinema

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Cinema Furore was set up as a community cinema in late 2003 in the newly renovated Coronet on New Kent Road. According to its founder, Fintan McAlindon, the cinema would provide "a refreshing alternative to the antiseptic multiplexes." It screened blockbusters alongside work from local film groups and distributors including NEON, the Community TV Trust, Kush Films, Freestyle and the Aylesbury Media Project (AMP). The [...]

The Manual: Ministry of Sound

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Cover, The Manual: Ministry of Sound. 'The Who, the What and the Where of Clubland', The Manual: Ministry of Sound, chronicles the world renowned venue from its beginnings, and includes words and photographs by the authors. Published in 1998, seven years after the club first opened, the book looks back at the history of the [...]