Undercurrents, The Artesian Well, London (UK)_2018
15.12.18 - 16.12.18 (More photographs below)
Install of Undercurrents at The Artesian Well, 2018
Olivia Bax /
Hazel Brill / Lea Collet & Marios Stamatis / Bob Eikelboom /
Margarita Gluzberg / Rubie Green / Lewis Henderson / Gabriella Hirst /
Madeleine Pledge / Hannah Rowan / Lara Smithson / John Strutton
Curated by Lizzy Drury and Neena Percy
Staged within former nightclub The Artesian Well, Undercurrents aims to
agitate the expected relationship between artworks and their setting.
Placed amongst the venue’s absurd mythological decor, Undercurrents
invites the audience to seek out
sculpture, film and performance as lines are blurred between props and
fine art, high and low culture, as well as private and public space.
An artesian well is formed by naturally pressurised underground water.
The artworks demonstrate the desire to capture the metaphorical and
physical substance of water; be it part of elusive rituals, in cyclical
processes, or as a source and gathering point. Drawing parallels with
the intimacy of bodies within a nightclub, the curators intend to break
down the conventional distance between the artwork, the space and the
In creating a temporal mise-en-scène, focus is placed
on the Saturday night Private View, resurrecting the club’s former life
with talks and performances.