October 25th and 28th 2012
77-79 Southern Row in London’s North Kensington was brought in 1979 by two scientists to house a research and scientific equipment manufacturing business and a printmaking and bookbinding business called the Nautilus Press. No longer occupied, these two Victorian terraced houses tell their own fascinating history through the palimpsests of time, their rooms a maze of retro 70’s décor and industrial relic.
On the verge of demolition, the building is now a catalyst for artistic exchange. Thirty four artists have come together spontaneously to create a two day event, linked by a shared desire to respond to the buildings multi-layered history. Their individual artistic practices, moving toward collaboration and mutual interaction, include installation, painting, film, drawing, sound and performance.
Video of the event can be seen here: