More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

New Vulpes Vulpes exhibition

Vulpes Vulpes, a Clapton based artist-led group, have been invited
to curate a show at the gallery

"Comfort Tones"

10 Cazenove Road, London, N16 6BD

22 Apr to 1 May

Private view Thursday 21 April, 6:30-9 pm.


Tom Crawford/ Leo Fitzmaurice/ Ben Garrod/ Anna Chrystal Stephens /Lee Stone/ Laurie Storey/ Carla Wright

Comfort Tones presents a range of works which respond to the initial piece in the show - a curatorial premise whereby the domestic cum studio features of the Project Number space are partly concealed yet still dominant.

The work shown implicates the art object among those redundant design features around us in our homes and workspaces. Screen-like structures dress the space, concealing the fittings. These mimic, on a different scale, the clumsy erasure of urban planning and question the functionality of these features. In turn, work placed on and around the screens takes on skeuomorphic qualities with a similar logic to veneer flooring and coal effect fires or the comfortably mechanical facets of analogue technology simulated in their digital counterparts like the faux click of a digital camera.

The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future. Marshall McLuhan

Comfort Tones is an exhibition of works curated by Vulpes Vulpes, an artist-led group which hosts exhibitions, performances, workshops and runs an artist studio space in Clapton.

Project/Number is an arts initiative based in Stoke Newington, London.
Its primary focus is artist-led projects and collaborations with artists.
The project is not for profit and is managed and run collectively.

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