Pistols and Pollinators is an exhibition sharing the manifestations of an experimental project that required participants to deconstruct the methods intrinsic to their creative practices and push the limits of genre and classical boundaries.
Accident & Emergence, together with poet Jacqueline Saphra matched 28 artists & poets to work in collaborative partnerships. For 6 months the pairs have been sharing their techniques, experience and creative process in order to generate dynamic new works that combine linguistic and visual modes of address.
The pairs have embraced both the possibilities and problems of collaboration, shifting the balance of their individual practices towards an economy of shared ideas. Establishing and exploring common concerns across their respective disciplines, the pairs have taken varied approaches to the idea of working together, cultivating performances, furniture, archives of letters, journeys, rituals and alter egos.
Katherine Gallagher and Louisa Chambers are ‘ … waltzing with ziggurats, tilting at portals, temples, and reining in masks, masks behind masks'.
Diana Pooley and her alter-ego Ana who've seen eye to eye for many years explore in poems and drawings some of that which goes on both in and across their street.
The collaborators are -
Alison White / Miranda Lopatkin
Anika Carpenter / Scott O'Rourke
Diana Pooley & alter ego Ana / Hailey Ash
Dzifa Benson / Ros Barker
Jacqueline Saphra / Marianne Morild
Karen McCarthy / Alan Cox
Katherine Gallagher / Louisa Chambers
Kayo / Lee Edwards
Katrina Naomi / Chirs Ward
Miriam Nash / Anna Sexton
Naomi Woddis / Janey Xuereb
Phillip Grieve / Jonathan Bentall
Rhian Edwards / Ellie Howitt
Rowyda Amin / Franny Swann
Valerie Josephs / Graham Carrick
Accident & Emergence was formed by Anika Carpenter and Ellie Howitt in 2007. Together the pair curate projects that present participants with the opportunity to explore and challenge their creative process.
Private View & Performances: April 30th & May 11th 6pm – 9pm
The Gallery, Stoke Newington Library, Church Street, London N16 0JS.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Anika Carpenter on 07855 874 655 or Ellie Howitt on 07855 334 139