Monday, September 08, 2008

Deptford X

'Deptford X presents Ghost Trade and the Spectre of Change, 26 September – 19 October 2008 (Thu – Sun), 4 weeks of contemporary visual art in SE8 celebrating 10 years of Deptford X. Marking a seminal time in Deptford’s history, curator Julia Alvarez draws out the different aspects of trade associated with Deptford and the marks and symbols these trades leave behind through an extensive programme of exhibitions and events in and around SE8.

Ghost Trade and the Spectre of Change includes one day projects from PILOT:, CollectingLiveArt, and Ding Dong Twist Club (featuring the launch of Deptford X’s anniversary book by Bob & Roberta Smith); plus on-going installations such as Sarah Baker’s new video work, Studs, a remake of The Stud, the screen adaptation of Jackie Collins’ best selling novel; a new setting of Yinka Shonibare’s White Flag at Half Mast, originally commissioned by the Hayward Gallery; a site-specific installation drawing on the legacy of the pawn brokers’ symbol from Fran Cottell; an upside-down harbour in Deptford Creek by Helen Barff; and Pavement Sonnets, Deptford Scars, an audio-walk made up of interviews, history, and site-specific sounds specially created for Deptford X by Ben Cummins.Most events are free, no need to book. Further details at'

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