Six Degrees of Separation is an exhibition at Wimbledon Space that explores inter-connectivity in a variety of multi-disciplinary contemporary art practices. Camberwell Press have designed and published an accompanying booklet that involves all participating artists in a collaborative fiction about connectivity and separation, entitled S1X.
Opening text in the booklet, S1X:
'I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by six other people. Six Degrees of Separation between us and everyone else on the planet.'
971 Horses and 4 Zebras is an exhibition at Wimbledon Space of artists' films that focus on labour intensive animation techniques as part of contemporary practice. The exhibition showcases a wide variety of approach and style with 15 animation artists involved. A coinciding screening and panel discussion at Tate Modern Starr auditorium will take place on Thursday 29 November.
Camberwell Press published a fold out booklet designed by Work-Form for the exhibition that runs from 2 November to 9 December at Wimbledon Space.
Inter- originated from MA Art Theory at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Collaboration is integral to their practice and they take this process further by working with Camberwell Press. The project assessed the boundaries between client and designer, theory and communication, as well as the boundaries and restrictions established by the project.
Parts & Labour is an experiment devised by John Chilver and Brighid Lowe to reflect on the material conditions of art production. The emphasis, as the title says, is on labour. Recent debates have rightly underlined that both contemporary art and capital value immaterial labour above getting ones hands dirty. This project examines relations to material labour that artworks remain dependent on, though these are typically concealed and devalued. Camberwell Press produced a fold out exhibition pamphlet for the show, currently in the Camberwell Space.
Detours is an exhibition showcasing the work of 11 artists who are participating the the 2011/12 AA2A (Artists' Access to Art Colleges) scheme at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon (CCW) colleges. The scheme represents a detour from the artists’ usual practice, in terms of location, materials and ideas. Even a slight shift from the norm can engender radical changes. The scheme provides mid-career artists with exposure to new environments, and offers access to alternative media and techniques, encouraging variety and diversity within their practices.
The catalogue for Among Other Things was designed to reflect the exhibition’s focus on relational encounters with and between people, and the problem of scrutinising the function of objects in a relational and traditional context.
A small group of enterprising students took it upon themselves to organise an exhibition of 150 of their colleagues in The Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, from 6th - 9th May 2011. The nineteenth century building was the inspiration behind the name of the exhibition, referencing the historical entertainment of the 'peep shows' – showing images for a small fee through a small hole or magnifying glass.
Working closely with onedotzero and United Visual Artists, Camberwell Press have produced a publication and the promotional material for this years Adventures in Motion festival at the BFI Southbank November 2011.
New Photographic Practices: SCOPE was designed by Alex Hough and Jake Hopwood for an exhibition held at the Visual Art Centre Gallery, Tsinghua University, Beijing featuring the work of photographers and filmmakers who all work at UAL, including Chelsea’s BA Photography Course Director, Martin Newth.
Peles Empire refers to both a curatorial team (Katharina Stoever and Barbara Wolff), an ongoing artwork, and two galleries – one in London and one in Cluj. Each incarnation of Peles Empire involves reproducing a room from the Romanian castle Peles in the Carpathian mountains which is distinguished by a clash of different architectural styles including art deco, rococo, renaissance and gothic.
The BA Illustration 2011 graduate catalogue OVO: Camberwell College Class of 2011 present … was designed by Joseph Hales of Fraser Muggeridge and edited by Billie Muraben. The idea was to curate the content in a way that gave it more of a lifespan than the standard catalogue format. The work was organised by chapter according to discipline, and the visual content, biographies and contact details were separated to give each contributors more weight, past being pages of ‘business cards’.
The BA Drawing Catalogue was designed by Freddy Williams with photography by Lerryn Whitfield and Adisara ZenPuangchompoo with an introduction by Course Director Kelly Chorpening.
Elusive brought together the work of 29 artists. It featured photography, video, performance and book works, and although all the imagery relates to the camera, none is about photography itself. It could be argued that the camera apparatus, although a recording instrument, also offers a space for play. The idea being explored here is of the camera as conduit, a place for the imagination. The work featured in this exhibition gave the artists an opportunity to examine imagery which is unpredictable, improbable, informative and capricious. Camberwell Press produced a publication in conjunction with the Elusive show in Camberwell Space 2011.
Terminator was the first live project of the newly re-launced Camberwell Press. Working in partnership with Camberwell Space and curator Juan Bolivar, the former Press designers, Ross Bennett, Oliver Chapman and Louis Carter, produced a lo-fi risograph publication with a fold out cover and poster. The design rationale for the publication attempted to echo some of Bolivar's concerns; notions of contemporary collaboration, the relationships that practitioners have with technology and materials, as well as the incessant march of technology and the heightened possibility of a cybernetic future.
Among Other Things
Fresh Prints: Camberwell Press has been invited to display a range of recently produced publications at the Fresh Prints exhibition – Showroom, University of the Arts London. Please join us at the Private View on Wednesday the 1st of May to discuss and see what we have been working on.
Let's Get Quizzical – Round 2: Following the success of the first, we are inviting you to join us and take part in the second instalment of the Camberwell Press pub quiz, with categories such as: Typography, Animation, Illustration, Film and more to question your creative mental knowledge.
18 February 6pm - 9pm
Camberwell College of Arts
Book launch for I used to be a design student, created by Brighten the Corners, Frank Philipin and Billy Kiosoglou. The launch takes place at Camberwell College of Arts where the inspiration began after a workshop led by Brighten the Corners for the BA Graphic Design students, which looked at the relationship between their student work and their development into professional practice. Find out more about the book and event here.
13 December 2012 09.00 - 18.00
LBi Event Space
To find out more on the event visit the Alt/Shift website and join the discussion online.
4 October - 20 October 2012
Mokita 2: illustration Symposium
16 October 2012 10.00 - 17.00
Le Fil The Filosophy of Making
25 - 28 September 2012
Le Fil presents his debut solo show 'Pop Sculpture: The Filosophy of Making', which will bring the spectacle of pop music into the art gallery context. Camberwell Space will be transformed into a multi-disciplinary platform ready for a pop sculptural reinvention. 'Pop Sculpture' features new songs, ceramics and sculptures created by Le Fil during his art residency at Vanguard Court Studios in Peckham.
Writing on the Wall
14 March 2012
CCW Wilson Road
Into the Fold
24 February - 13 March 2012
Camberwell Press seeks to create and ideal and interactive studio within a public space for two and half weeks. The exhibition will culminate in a publication formed from material generated with collaborators via a series of talks, workshops, design & publishing projects.
Among Other Things
10 January - 10 Feburary 2012
Among Other Things brings together objects, video, sound and installation by four artists who question what it means to produce work through relational encounters with and between people.
onedotzero_adventures in motion
23 - 27 November 2011
2011 sees onedotzero celebrate 15 years of championing the progression of global digital culture and innovation in motion. Programmed in partnership with regular host venue BFI Southbank, this special anniversary will present short films and animation, music videos, interactivity, digital art and everything in between.