A three hour workshop
Group size 40 maximum
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 workshop 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 workshop
To embody the experience of regeneration through collective action
To find a base point within the discourse
– The Storm, Somerset House, Utopia program upcoming 2016
-The Storm in Clore Studio South London Gallery 2014
-The Storm on Sceaux Gardens Estate, with South London Gallery Local 2014
-The Storm at syzygy 2014
“The Storm serves up a cacophony of resonant images, sounds, smells and objects – including a weather vane, full-feathered pheasant and hessian cloaks, storm forecaster, and pungent Peckham soil. This cacophony is utilised conceptually. Their concepts undermine the ‘opportunity’ propaganda that developers and councils deploy to justify this creeping displacement of working Londoners from London itself.A displacement tempest brewed originally by distant global atmospherics. But impacting locally on people across London. The storm conjured other metaphors to describe the way developer-led regeneration changes London and displaces Londoners. They’ve coined the term ‘Boxterity’ and settled their sharp metaphorical gaze on a range of hidden subjects.” – Paul Coleman, journalist and Storm participant, South London Gallery