––  Where Beats This Human Heart   ––

A disused WWII air raid shelter in Dalston, East London, was the backdrop for this pop-up exhibition. Inside the passages and chambers of a dark and cavernous subterranea 5 artists created a spectacle of sensory and experiential overload ‐ a body of site‐specific work that stimulated and challenged the
viewers’ senses and responses, both to the artwork and to the location.

SIB invited the artists to react to the unique and challenging space; to its history as a place of sanctuary from the nightly air raids of wartime London, and to its present state as a derelict, defunct and pitch black concrete shell. Each artist developed their work in response to the space and in conversation with each other, using elements of darkness and light, sound, silence and theatre.


William Mackrell 
Strained Vision 


Xavier Poultney
Sacred Slice


William Mackrell
Three Points of View


Installation view


Xavier Poultney
Sacred Slice


Installation view

 



 


Artists talks


Sandy Smith
I never felt closer to you than this


Luke Montgomery
Private View (3 Hours)


Nelly Ben Hayoun
The Theatre in the Air


Nelly Ben Hayoun
Airspace Activism


Will Mackrell, Strained Vision


Xavier Poultney
Sacred Slice

 

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