TOM WOLSELEY at 11 NEW QUEBEC STREET W1H 7RW
23 October 2014 - 23 November 2014
NEW QUEBEC STREET 1
A seductively slow panning shot traverses what remains of a typical London flat conversion of the 80's, in a Georgian house gutted in preparation for its immanent renovation. Different levels of surface are exposed to the camera, and projected back on the building itself, with a narration that explores divergent narratives, extrapolated from what we see passing the lens. These range from the rough exposed marks left by a kitchen fitter under the removed cabinets, to the white walls crudely painted by an earlier artist.
Wolseley excavates the myriad references of these details and timescales, at the intersection of the location and his own experience. A description of an eighties brass socket with a decorative edge detail from the time of his own adolescence sits alongside reflections on recent changes in the social demographic of this part of Marylebone.
In this site specific video installation, juxtaposing social, economic, and personal interpretations of the building, Wolseley weaves a rich narrative, exploring our multifaceted relationship with architecture, in order to embroider this cinematic representation of the building.
Wolseley is working with musician Steve Kidd on a score to the film and house. Speakers will be built into the building to activate the space itself with its own cinematic soundtrack.
The exhibition will be open Friday and Saturday 12-6pm and also by appointment . Phone 07870 191663 or 07813 193014
Nearest tube, Marble Arch
24th October to 22ndNovember.
We would also like to acknowledge the support of:
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
& PORTMAN ESTATES
Open Friday & Saturday 12-6pm or by appointment