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What is the objective of the exhibition


The Foundry Gallery was initially made possible by the flood risk and the demise of the industrial activity at the site, now it faces it’s own displacement how can we imagine and help secure a positive future?


The objective of the exhibition is to encourage visitors to engage with the theme of DISPLACEMENT in an accessible and playful way. To imagine the positive outcomes of negative environmental and economic factors, to ignite discussions about how to maintain and develop the artistic and educational work that artemis have helped to support.



What will be happening


A series of Installations, workshops, performances throughout the week where visitors are invited to take part and interact with the works.


Using water as a medium, responding to the mountain of wellies, mapping the space in sound, games which imagine future scenarios artists and visitors alike will be encouraged to respond to the theme of displacement in playful and surprising ways.


Alongside these interactions there will be a programme of screenings, readings and performances from both Local and Nationally recognised artists. The over all tone of the exhibition will be playful and optimistic but the through these interactions the issues of Global climate change and it’s multiple consequences will be raised.


For example Birthmark - A piece by Liberate Tate where volunteers are tattooed with the numbers of the CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere in the year they were born will be performed on either the 27th May or 3rd June as part of the performance events.




Who is taking part

Gary Campbell & Jeannine Inglis Hall [ Curators ]

Clare Whistler & Charlotte [ Water works ]

Ali Campbell and Keith Ellis [ water labyrinth ]

Felicity Truscott [ waterlines ]

Hannah Davies [ GreenPeace & Liberate Tate ]

Ellie Parry [ Local Artist ]

Antony Inglis Hall [ Local Artist ]
Richie Crago [ Local Musician ]

Alan [  sound artist ]

Amy Sharrocks  [TBC]

Tom Chivers [ Poet ]

Hannah Davies [ GreenPeace & Liberate Tate ]

Greenpeace founder? [ Screening the film ]

Joel O’Donoghue [ Local Choreographer ]

Stoke Newington International Airport [ performance artists ]


Why is it called DISPLACEMENT


The word Displacement has multiple meanings [ see below ]


Because of this wealth of source material to respond to DISPLACEMENT becomes an powerful catalyst for the creation of new and exciting work.


However I think on it’s own it could still be read too negatively therefore I prepose the full title of the event should be


DISPLACEMENT or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Floods.

A series of installations, workshops and performances responding to the theme of DISPLACEMENT in a playful and surprising way.


   1    The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.  [quotations ▼]

   2    The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.

   3    (chemistry) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.

   4    (fencing) Moving the target to avoid an attack; dodging.

   5    (physics) A vector quantity which denotes distance with a directional component.

   6    (grammar) The capability of a communication system to refer to things that are not present (that existed or will exist at another time, or that exist at another location).


It’s a vector that is the shortest distance between the starting and end positions of the path taken.

In psychology Freud suggested displacement as a means of dream-distortion, involving a shift of emphasis from important to unimportant elements, or the replacement of something by an illusion.


Timetable of Events


Fri 27th May  Launch Event  6pm - 9pm

Sat 28th May  Workshops 11-4pm

Sun 29th May  Workshops 11 - 4pm

Mon 30th May Workshops 11- 4pm

Tue 31st May - Gallery open 11- 4pm

Wed 1st June - Galley open 11- 4pm

Thur 2nd June Gallery open 11 - 4pm

Fri 3rd June   Gallery open 11- 4pm Performance event 6- 9pm

Sat 4th June Workshops  11- 4pm

Sun 5th June Closing Event 4-6pm