Moi on Church Street photo by Anton Kats

This two-day event showcases work by artists, designers and students from Westminster Academy in response to the Edgware Road neighbourhood, including issues of policing, public speech, real estate development as well as possibility and play. With film screenings, performances, walks and talks and an exhibition taking place in and around Edgware Road area, the event offers responses and propositions for this London neighbourhood.
The work was developed during the Public Space Seminar, a weekly programme of the Serpentine Gallery’s Edgware Road Project. The Edgware Road Project links local and international artists with people living and working in the Edgware Road neighbourhood. The exhibition Public Space? features the following:

Trapped We Are in the Minds of Others
A short science fiction film created by the Public Space Seminar Film Group with Mmoloki Chrystie and FreqOUT!

Sample of Us
A concept album created by collective IAPDHKEDHNASTAMGMSMMHLTWLAJKFMRJH with artist Larry Achiampong
‘Is this OUR Edgware Road?’
A series of investigations into possibilities for the Edgware Road area, by collective MOi with Polly Brannan and Jackson Lam (The Possibility Archive)
All events are free of charge, no booking required.

For information please contact Joceline Howe, Education Curator jocelineh@serpentinegallery.org

Both Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July
12 pm
Performances departing from Broadley Street Gardens, NW8
3-5 pm
Events and Exhibitions at the Centre for Possible Studies, 21 Gloucester Place, W1U 8HR

FRIDAY 13 JULY
Broadley Street Gardens, NW8
12pm
Walking and Exploring the Possible and Impossible
Departing from Broadley Street Gardens, the collective MOi will explore the local area for its possibilities with the Possibility Archive, a mobile research and archiving unit.
A location map can be found here:
http://www.westminster.gov.uk/myparks/parks/broadley-street-gardens/

3-5pm
Centre for Possible Studies
21 Gloucester Place W1U 8HR
See and discuss an exhibition of MOi’s research and ideas for the area. An informal talk will commence at
3pm.

View Trapped We Are in the Minds of Others, a short science fiction film created by the Public Space Seminar Film Group with Mmoloki Chrystie and FreqOUT!

Listen to Sample of Us, a concept album created by collective IAPDHKEDHNASTAMGMSMMHLTWLAJKFMRJH with artist Larry Achiampong
Refreshments and music provided.

SATURDAY 14 JULY
12pm
The Possibility of Play
Departing from Broadley Street Gardens, NW8
Join Collective MOi who will test a series of do-it-yourself games with commentary on local parks. It’s fun for all ages! Children and their parents are welcome!
A location map can be found here:
http://www.westminster.gov.uk/myparks/parks/broadley-street-gardens/

3-5pm
Centre for Possible Studies
21 Gloucester Place W1U 8HR
See and discuss an exhibition of MOi’s research and ideas for the area. An informal talk will commence at
3pm.

View Trapped We Are in the Minds of Others, a short science fiction film created by the Public Space Seminar Film Group with Mmoloki Chrystie and FreqOUT!

Listen to Sample of Us, a concept album created by collective AIAPDHKEDHNASTAMGMSMMHLTWLAJKFMRJH with artist Larry Achiampong

Refreshments and music provided.

About the artists and collectives:


Larry Achiampong is a London-based artist. In his work he investigates the audible potentials of personal and non-personal expression through sampling and sound recording. Exploring perceptions and concepts of identity with regard to his Ghanaian and British heritage, Achiampong has been working with Highlife, a music genre that predates Jazz originating from Ghana in the 1900s, and creating audible collages using harmonics, beats, social and political commentary and spacious sounds, using the iconic ‘MPC’ (Music/Midi Production Centre). Achiampong has exhibited and performed in various spaces within the UK and abroad, including Tate Britain, London; Iniva, London; Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Project Space, London; Five Years, London; Battersea Arts Centre; London; Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool; Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam; Ausland, London and Antje oeklesund, Berlin, Documenta (13) Kassel.

AIAPDHKEDHNASTAMGMSMMHLTWLAJKFMRJH formed to develop projects surrounding found and created sounds in and around the Edgware Road area of London between January and April 2012. The group comprised students from Westminster Academy, including Antoinette Isaac, Arta Pacuku, Dinuka Hettiarachchi, Khandsuren Erdenebat, Dina Hamade, Neeba Al-Aboudi, Sarah Ann Toomey, Adam Maknassa, George Murphy, Sausen Mohsin, Musa Hajjaj and Lauren Thompson Weekes. Project assistants were Josh King Farlow and Meredith Rosenbluth.
Artist, educator and curator Polly Brannan graduated in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2003. She has continued her own practice since and is a co-founder of and lead artist with the London-based, socially-engaged, arts collective Avant-Gardening, aimed at engaging all sectors of the community with environmental, communication and sustainability issues. Brannan has worked with the Serpentine Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Gasworks, Space Studios, the Southbank Centre and Studio Voltaire among others.
Jackson Lam was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Yorkshire and now lives and works in London. He sees himself as an enthusiast and runs his own design practice as well as Hato Press. Recently, he has started a young-people-led publishing programme with the South London Gallery, designed a libretto for the Hayward Gallery and put together a giant comic book for the Serpentine Gallery.
MOi formed as a group to look at the question of possibility in the area surrounding Church Street, London from April to July 2012. The group comprised students from Westminster Academy, including Nebaa Al-Aboudi,Amina Moussa,Ionie Johnson, Sanaa Hashi, Dinuka Hettiarachchi, Dylan Kawende, Soumaya Difallah, Fuhad William, George Murphy,Hassan Kanso, Diellza Jashanica, Sausen Mohsin and Jasmine Akhther.
The Public Space Seminar Film Group developed projects related to the freedom of speech now and in the future. Comprising students from Westminster Academy, the group includes Aferdita Qerimi, Antionette Isaac, Arta Pacuku, Josh King Farlow, Muhsin Kasmi, Joseph Thomas, Noumeira Battache, Rio Spencer-Kamil, Sarah Ann Toomey and Tarik Ussein Bai. Project assistants Emily Rand and Meredith Rosenbluth.
The Public Space Seminar is a weekly meeting of students, artists, architects developed through the Serpentine Gallery’s Edgware Road Project and the Learning Through Art programme. It is undertaken in collaboration with Westminster Academy.
The Serpentine Gallery’s Edgware Road Project links local and international artists with people living and working in this London neighbourhood. The project base is the Centre for Possible Studies, home to screenings, events and an ongoing project archive.

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