Between Thought and Space

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29 Sep - 07 Nov 2014

So what actually happens when a diverse group of creative practitioners are asked to respond to a specific space? The acquisition of knowledge begins through physical movement and close observation, and soon becomes words, drawings, photographs and recordings. How can these processes of discovery be prolonged to promote exchange and innovation? To test this, a group of 15 practitioners spanning areas of visual art, architecture, sound art and choreography are together, responding to a series of spaces, with the aim to linger upon how these processes of discovery can be materialized. In this, there is a desire to imagine how, often in the most fleeting moments, ideas are at play.

By giving participants permission to resist conclusions, and through a multi-faceted approach of private and public exchange, we propose a live research methodology that enables theoretical concepts and practical concerns to be more intertwined; the emphasis on an approach to thinking about space, as both subject and laboratory, over defining one’s position in relation to a given field of practice.

Between Thought and Space at Camberwell Space is the first occasion for this group to show work together. Alongside the exhibition there will be a symposium on 16 October 2014, and a publication produced by Camberwell Press. Future events are planned at the Architectural Association, then culminating with a large-scale exhibition at Dilston Grove, a disused church in Southwark Park, in March 2015.

Participants: Miraj Ahmed, Isha Bohling, Kelly Chorpening, Pierre D'Avoine, Shin Egashira, Tom Emerson, Matt Franks, Conor Kelly, Issam Kourbaj, Jeffrey T Y Lee, Theo Lorenz, Ian Monroe, Foster Spragge, Alex Schweder and Tony Thatcher.

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Between Thought and Space Symposium
16 October, 10.30 - 5.15
Lecture Theatre, Wilson Road Annex, Camberwell College of Arts

The symposium makes public, for the first time, the debates and ideas informing the development of the project. Invited speakers will shed light on the history of the Dilston Grove space and probe both the creative and critical merits of testing the role of discipline within creative practice; where audience discussion and debate will inform the development of work still in progress.
Confirmed speakers include: Miraj Ahmed, Matthew Butcher, Kelly Chorpening, Tom Emerson, Richards Wentworth, Dr Martin Hargreaves and Salome Voegelin.

This symposium is presented by CCW Graduate School. For bookings and more information visit

Image: Outcome of visual correspondence between Foster Spragge and Issam Kourbaj, April 2014