Star Food & Wine / Thursday 21st November: 6pm – 9pm

With only one week until we open I think now is a good time to announce my next exhibition venture! I am officially launching Waxwing Exhibitions an art collective dedicated to showcasing emerging artists with a focus on participatory, interactive and performance based work. Our first show brings together artists who have been on international exchanges from Central Saint Martins. Keep your eye out for forthcoming open calls for future shows and projects. 

Poster and info below 🙂

Star Food & Wine (Poster)

Waxwing Exhibitions Presents 

Star Food & Wine

An exhibition featuring the work of artists who have undertaken international exchange programs.

Opening Night: Thursday 21st November, 6pm – 9pm

From New York to Paris and Kyoto to Tallinn, our group of artists have all been involved with exchanges at art schools around the globe. On our return to the London art community we have combined to produce a dynamic and interactive art show to celebrate our collaboration with leading art institutions across the world.

For one week, we are occupying 3 floors of a vacant shop space ‘Star Food & Wine’ on Old Street. Through visual arts, performance & collaborative practices and inspired by the diversity of our cultural experiences, the show will promote the importance of community and the sharing of ideas across our increasingly globalized planet.

Find us at:

Star Food & Wine
90 Old Street
London
EC1V 9AX

Opening Hours: 12pm – 7pm Everyday, Friday 22nd – Tuesday 26th November 2013

Nearest Tube: Old Street / Barbican

For further information please contact Alice Woods:

WeAreNotListening – The Redesign & The Art Hackathon Showcase!

For the Art Hackathon Showcase we undertook a complete redesign due to the dangerous and potentially flammable nature of our original device! The heating element was replaced by a miniature shredder and the structure of the machine was reduced, formalised and made into one complete object. The night was a massive success with hundreds of people texting in to get things off their chest from within the event, and from afar where people were watching on the live stream. Keep your eyes peeled at http://www.wearenotlistening.com for further info on when the machine is next being exhibited, for now I’ll leave you with a photo and video round-up of the final project:

9527043838_a315e82b2f_b Some last minute tinkering (Photo: Paul Clarke http://www.paulclarke.com)

9524476677_46fea14e34_bThe texts are coming in! (Photo: Paul Clarke http://www.paulclarke.com)

This was our original design and pitch at the end of the hackathon weekend:

And this is the final WeAreNotListening installation in action:

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Bye for now 🙂 Look out on the 3beards YouTube site for more info on the Art Hackathon plus highlights from the opening night at The South Place Hotel.

Book Works from Paris

I am in the process of gathering together and evaluating my different projects from my time in Paris so thought I’d share a little of what I’m putting together….

The works below represent an on-going book project during my 4 month exchange with the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts. The ‘sculptures’ are a series of book-form objects which appropriate and dis-assemble the traditional book structure. After making them, I was pleased with the objects but felt the most interesting thing about them was the flexibility of the structures and the fact that they could be played with and arranged into many shapes and forms which seemed to mirror the ever-changing ways we transmit knowledge.

Over the next few months I plan to learn ways to create interactive installations. I would like to continue to play with the book form but perhaps integrate it into electronic environments, where the resulting works have participatory elements, and the audience somewhat control the outcomes of the forms and structures. These works form the beginning of an investigation into how society is defined by its surrounding technologies and I would like to start to combine old and new to explore how the demands of modern life fit into historic traditions and cultures.

Volume I

Volume I *      Volume I

Volume II

Volume II *      Volume II

Volume III

Volume III *      Volume III

Volume IV (Legal Tender)

Money Box (Composition)      Money Box

Raw Volume

Raw Volume (Composition 2)      Raw Volume (Open Flat)

Works available to purchase at: http://www.degreeart.com/users/alice-woods