Somerset House Utopia Programme 2016
Utopia Treasury

Visit the installation 27th June – 3rd July

The Storm brews 29th June 7 – 9pm. Meet us at the Epicentre of London

Join us for After The Storm lunch time discussion 3rd July 3pm

The Storm utilises a series of sculptural objects, moving image and sound work to re enact scripts from regeneration processes across the city of London. Allowing a deeper understanding of the processes taking place.

Formed as an experimental pedagogy the work takes inspiration from ideas of psychoanalysis, reconstructing situations in order to release the repressed material.The Storm is used as a metaphor for societal crescendos and as a mechanism to join interdisciplinary groups together. Each brewing of the storm explores the stages of change and potency for new ideas, whilst questioning how we act within the Storm.

The Storm brews in response to the increasing privatisation of public spaces, and the sanitization of interactions and boundaries between people.

The Storm brews in response to the potent viewpoints of human interaction, collective action and the activities that stabilize the local people economy.

Immersive weather patterns and physical response.
How physical immersion can bring us back to base state – the polarity of going through chaos to reach calm.
Theories used in psychoanalysis

Intentions for the Storm
To embody the experience of regeneration through collective action
To find a base point within the discourse

Materials: cloaks / weather vane / bell creature / clock / sound / viewing box / earth / box of acts / scripts

The Storm - a utopian forecast for London?-2

participants awaiting the storm, somerset house

participants awaiting the storm, somerset house

hermann herzog - approaching storm

hermann herzog – approaching storm

dialogue with the storm