The Well

Friday 24 November, 6-10pm , Saturday and Sunday 25-26 November, 12-6pm

Between 24 and 26 November 2017, the OSE Associates will be presenting new works made individually or collaboratively during their time at Open School East, through the format of a group exhibition, a series of live events and a publication. For the occasion, we have invited Cédric Fauq to act as a guest curator and adviser.

This weekend, we will also premier ‘Spelunking, a video made by Benedict Drew with the OSE Associates and members of the public as part of an 8 week-long collective video-making project commissioned by OSE.

The Well taps into a landscape. It is a fundamental means of extraction, where things come to the surface and where people congregate. We can well up with emotions. The well might spill over or run dry. The well can be both subject to systems of power or an open source, a point in which fables are made and wishes can be called for.

The forms and themes running through the works of the Associates have germinated as a result of interactions with each other, the guest artists invited to work at OSE and the public events they have collectively devised. The exhibition and events will present work in media varying from sculpture, sound, performance, painting, video and installation; exploring interior worlds – from the inner body to the dark web – and exterior territories – whether geographical, historical or archaeological.

EVENTS SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER

6.30pm Premiere of Spelunking – a video made by Benedict Drew with the OSE Associates and members of the public

8pm Emily Whitebread Smooth & Rough performed by Anna Symes

8.40pm Lou Lou Sainsbury Pre-Chimera Time

9.20pm Roxman Gatt A SET OF ROM❤NTIK POST-POP TUNES AND VIDEO WORKS

9.45pm The Average House Band

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER

2pm Emily Whitebread Smooth & Rough performed by Anna Symes

3-3.30pm Curator’s Tour by Cédric Fauq

3.35pm Emily Whitebread Smooth & Rough performed by Anna Symes

4pm Lou Lou Sainsbury Pre-Chimera Time

5pm Sara Trillo A Quest: diary entries and found texts relating to a search for submerged spaces

5.30pm Emily Whitebread Smooth & Rough performed by Anna Symes

SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER

2pm Emily Whitebread Smooth & Rough performed by Anna Symes

3-3.30pm Curator’s Tour by Cédric Fauq

3.30pm Emily Whitebread Smooth & Rough performed by Anna Symes

4pm Lou Lou Sainsbury Pre-Chimera Time

4.30pm Sara Trillo A Quest: diary entries and found texts relating to a search for submerged spaces

Jessica Jordan-Wrench I Told You There Was Something In The Air will play on the hour, quarter past, half past and quarter to every hour.

Kristofer Lock A Subaqueous Assemblage will play at half past the hour every hour.

Spelunking is a 30 minute video and will play on the hour and half past the hour.

The 2017 associates are Chloe Ashley, Roxman Gatt, Emma Gibson, George Harding, Jessica Jordan-Wrench, Kris Lock, Jo Murray, Lou Lou Sainsbury, Jo Sweeney, Sara Trillo, Emily Whitebread and Jacob P Woods.