Re: Over everything which exists under the sky
We are pleased to inform you that we have appointed ourselves as the curatorial residents at Gasworks, London from October 2018 to May 2019, as part of our MA Curating Contemporary Art graduate project at the Royal College of Art.
We have taken up residence in the Gasworks Participation Space, which we have temporarily transformed into a research studio. Our research expands on the current discourse around human mobility through exploring connections, interdependencies, and parallels with non-human and extra-terrestrial flows. To achieve a broadened understanding of the conditions of human movement, we will think through questions such as: What does it mean to be a resident in the art world vs. in the wider global context? What are the links between human trajectories and those of extra-terrestrial objects, such as stars, planets, and satellites? And, does the ‘uprooting’ and ‘re-grounding’ of plants directly speak to the construction of identity in relation to displacement?
During the residency, we are collaborating with artists, botanists, astrologers, writers, and a constellation of other constituents. Please do join our research process over the coming months. Through talks, workshops, performances, and an Open Studio in May 2019, we will together imagine what is yet unimaginable or in fact, declared impossible.
Carlie Yixuan Chang
The CCA Master of Arts programme at the Royal College of Art has partnered with Gasworks in order to enable students to gain direct knowledge and experience of working collaboratively with artists and public arts organisations. The partnership presents the opportunity to explore curatorial innovation in the context of creative and responsible practice.