18 OCTOBER – 9 NOVEMBER 2013

AN EXHIBITION BY WASTELAND TWINNING NOTTINGHAM

Jeff Baker / Beth Bramich / Julian Hughes / Matthias Kispert / Simon Raven / Wasteland Twinning Nottingham

Recreation Ground explores the multiple temporalities, uses and values of The Island – the wasteland behind One Thoresby Street. Including large scale photography, participatory performances and soundworks, the exhibition traces links with ‘twinned’ wastelands across the globe and excavates The Island’s seemingly redundant pasts and possible futures.

Wasteland Twinning Nottingham is a collective engaged in research, experimentation and public events focused on The Island. The collective consists of Rebecca Beinart (artist and educator), Mathew Trivett (artist and producer) and David Bell (writer and utopian theorist). They are part of the global Wasteland Twinning Network, through which they work with artist-researchers exploring wastelands in Yogyakarta, Amsterdam and Berlin.

The exhibition is supported by a number of talks and events held in the Attic at One Thoresby Street, Nottingham Contemporary and on The Island.

Supported by the European Cultural Foundation and Arts Council England.

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