Infoworks is a new body of site specific work by Joanna Penso looking at public access to information. She is particularly interested in the Stone Space for both its non-for-profit structure, and the curatorial format of artist-collective-as-curator. Once you remove the hierarchal issue of money, what curatorial considerations are taken into account? Set in this gallery directly beneath the public Library in Leytonstone, this installation gives us an insight into what life might be like without freedoms such as freedom of press, freedom to protest of speech.
Joanna Penso is an installation artist working across mediums of sound, light film and text. Her work is predominantly concerned with how we interact with each other within different contexts, and how art work can reveal [the state of] our human nature. Throughout her practice, Joanna assumes the roles of curator, artist and exhibition organiser. By focusing on the use of elements such as colour, light and sound, she creates atmospheres that immerse the viewer in a hyper reality.
The Stone Space is run entirely by collaboration between artists and volunteers. Located 100m from Leytonstone tube Station on the Central Line.
Address: 6 Church Lane, Leytonstone, London E11 1HG