The Feminist Methods Master Class, Les Back, Sophie Watson and Alison Rooke discuss the slippery qualities of the Laurie Grove Baths' inheritances.
Slippages and Water Matters is an exhibition opening with panel discussion followed by drinks and snacks. It marks the launch of Water Cultures - a series of public work on the urban sociology of water, organised by the Centre for Urban and Community Research.
Slippages is an exhibition co-curated by the Feminist Methods Masterclass. It features work by Katerina Athanasopoulou, Yani B, Ama Josephine Budge, Hari Byles, Clare Daly, Chloe Turner, and Santiago Rivas.
Over the years the Laurie Grove Baths has been used as a place for washing, swimming, dancing, playing music, wrestling, boxing, bowling, fine art, and urban research. In this exhibition we immerse ourselves in work which exposes and explores slippages; institutional, emotional, social, historic. This collection of collaborative work speaks about the slippery qualities of inheritances such as these, and the ways that humans, non-humans, materials and things have occupied, subverted and transformed them. How do we continue to do so?
Exploring topics from gender, to mental health, ecologies, colonial legacies, knowledge production, graffiti, and more, we occupy toilets, waiting rooms, and stairwells.
The panel discussion will feature:
Les Back, talking about his work on the local history of The Baths;
Sophie Watson, discussing her research elsewhere in London on water as material for public space, and
Alison Rooke in conversation with the authors of the installations.
The event will be followed by drinks upstairs in the Council Room.
Water Cultures is a series of collaborative public work, organised and supported by CUCR on the urban sociology of water.
Dates & times
|15 Jun 2017||5:30pm - 8:30pm|
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