THE COMMUNITY LIVE IN NOTTINGHAM
 

Monday 4 March to Saturday 30 March 2019
Bonington Gallery
Nottingham Trent University

Ignited by a long-standing need for shared space and a platform to stimulate ideas, Paris-based The Community facilitates collaboration across different creative fields including – but not limited to – fashion, art, photography, music and publishing.

Extending their methodology to the UK, The Community Live in Nottingham invites members of the public to explore weekly themes via a range of workshops, seminars and activities alongside members of The Community and a specially invited group of internationally prominent artists and creatives. Each group will create new work within the space whilst reflecting and developing upon previous outcomes, building content through experience and accumulation.

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WEEK ONE
Ego Altar by David Bernstein

The exhibition launches with David Bernstein’s interactive installation entitled Ego Altar, presented as a large-scale sun-shaped platform within the gallery. An array of psychology tests and card sets will be presented upon the structure, offering visitors a set of tools to carry out their own projected psychology. 

The installation will be open for the duration of the exhibition and accessible during the gallery opening hours.

WEEK TWO
Workshop by Tenant of Culture

Delivered by Tenant of Culture, this three-day workshop explories the potential of construction and material composition in garments. 

Ruby Hoette’s Patternmapping Residency 

Nottingham residents are invited to bring along an item of clothing to this workshop with Ruby, to explores the diverse ages, backgrounds, interests and activities of Nottingham residents through how they dress.

WEEK THREE
Anna's Weekend by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann

Anna's Weekend questions the function of the art centre as a productive tool for collaborative dialogue, as well as a workshop for functional and dysfunctional furniture. The project considers the art centre as a site that often performs several roles; hosting exhibitions, talks, performances, residencies, research programmes, and even recreation and dining experiences.

WEEK FOUR
Writing Club by Ethan Assouline and Philippe Hallais

Ethan Assouline will introduce a writing club for Nottingham Trent University students that will include various activities such as readings, work sessions and discussions. Philippe Hallais will make audio recordings from the activities to be represented as a live set for the closing event on the 28 March.