bloc projects


Adjunct programme – Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias

Friday 09 September 2016

10 – 17 September 2016

Clare Bonetree – Sandra Bouguerch – Roger Bygott – Tim Etchells – Annie Harrison – Ellie Harrison – Jane Lawson – John Newling – Monty – Claire Tindale – Lea Torp Nielsen

Curated by Jane Lawson

This September Bloc Projects presents two short independently curated exhibitions as part of our Adjunct Programme. The Adjunct Programme supports cross-diciplinary partnerships and self-directed artist or curator led projects, including those by members.

Ther first exhibiti0n, Second Degree Potentias, is an exhibition of new and existing work by both emerging and internationally established artists, brought together in an exploration of the potentia – a possible future, an alternative forms of social organisation that promotes human flourishing and environmental sustainability. A Potentia is similar to a Utopia, but does not carry the baggage of idealism and impossibility often associated with Utopia; a Potentia has its roots in the here-and-now, and it is possible to map out the steps that can take us from the present day to a Potentia.

The exhibition will be preceeded by Democracy Outside, a public realm performance by Clare Bonetree on Sat 3 September, and will be followed by a symposium at Sheffield Hallam University on 5 November featuring artist Nina Edge, the artist and writer Mel Evans, Kerry Morrison of In Situ and James Marriott of Platform.

Supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and sponsored by Dore Garden Offices, Sheffield.