“Mnemonic City: Moving Streets”
The pieces and performances in this show are all inspired by a series of walks and meetings between the artists from the collective in and around Ridley Road Market in Dalston, London.
Friday, 26th of April 2013, from 6pm:
Exhibition. Free entry
Saturday, 27th if April 2013 from 6pm:
Performances. £ 5.00 entry
65/67 Ridley Road, Dalston, E8 2LP
We hope to see you there!
‘Moving Streets’ is the latest in a series of exhibitions by MAGMA under the project title “Mnemonic City”, which refers to the City as a place of history and memory.
The pieces and performances in this show find inspiration in a series of walks and meetings by artists from the collective in and around Ridley Road Market in Dalston, London. The pieces on show are a direct response to this particular Market and the artists’ perception and interaction with the trade taking place at the market.
The starting point of ‘Moving Streets‘ was to present the market as a question to the participating artists that seems simple when viewed as a single system – as a place of exchange. However, in the course of the group’s interaction it revealed itself as a complex organism, which reflects and contains an archetypal world of trade.
The cultural differences, which form the unity of Ridley Road Market, the idea of a place of trade versus a public place, and the basic needs that preserve the market’s existence, all contribute to an artistic response which is an exploration rather than an answer. ‘Moving Streets’ presents the immediate perception of the market in an emotional response that attempts to question ideas of the ‘spectacle’ as a central mechanism of society.