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Laura Oldfield Ford @ The Showroom

1 February 2017 - 18 March 2017

A major new commission by London-based artist Laura Oldfield Ford.
The Showroom’s neighbourhood of Church Street is an area largely untouched by gentrification, but now on the cusp of transformation, with a host of new developments and housing schemes planned, including a major regeneration initiative called The Futures Plan. Alpha, Isis and Eden are the names of three of the housing blocks local to the Gallery that are proposed for radical redevelopment.
Central to Oldfield Ford’s installation is a new sound work, made in collaboration with sound engineer and producer Jack Latham, using field recordings taken by Oldfield Ford during experimental, critical walks or ‘dérives’ in the area. Mapping the psychic contours of the urban environment through her subjective experience, Oldfield Ford also draws on her personal history of working in the area in the public care and social welfare sectors, as well as on time she spent in subcultural scenes as a squatter and political activist.


1 February 2017
18 March 2017
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The Show Room
63 Penfold Street
London, NW8 8PQ United Kingdom
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