The Room is the Resonator, The Old Police Station, Deptford, UK

Alex Roberts (Artist), Paul Abbott (Artist)

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


    23 September - 2 October 2016

    Duo exhibition - After projects present a ten-day exhibition by artists, Paul Abbott and Alex Roberts. Part of Deptford X Fringe and Art Licks Weekend Festivals.

    The Room is the Resonator explores themes centred on memory, nostalgia and perception to form an exhibition in the unique context of the former cells and interrogation room of The Old Police Station in Deptford.

    Mindful of Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space and his characterisation of dwelling and space, while simultaneously considering Lacan’s representation of the ‘real’, the exhibition considers the desire of one to leave and ‘remake’ a reality, whatever that may signify.

    The separate cells and interrogation room will house occurrences in relation to the two artists modes of practice: Roberts working primarily with paint and Abbott working with video but both sharing a keen interest in responding to the specificity of the given location.

    How might narrative threads be made and frustrated?; How might ‘blind alleys’ allude to or corrupt a message?; Can a mirror be held to the theatrical space of the installation- its performativity - implicating the spectator in that conversation?

    Impact: Deptford X Fringe 2016 exhibition commendation. "The staff and trustees of Deptford X commend Paul Abbott and Alex Roberts for the exhibition, The Room is the Resonator at the Old Police Station for the Deptford Fringe Festival 2016".
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherAfter Projects
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2016
    EventThe Room is the Resonator, The Old Police Station, Deptford - The Old Police Station, Deptford, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 23 Sept 20162 Oct 2016


    • memory
    • nostalgia
    • perception
    • site relational
    • project spaces
    • duo exhibition
    • fringe festival
    • art installation
    • recollected encoutners
    • painting
    • video art
    • curation


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