Beaconsfield marks Black History Month with collaborators past and present.
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Beaconsfield’s Environmental Artist in Residence Phoebe Collings-James leads the second in a series of reading groups where participants can read, sculpt or play with terracotta clay while discussing extracts from the book ‘A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None’ by Kathryn Yusoff.
Thursday 26 October 2023
Black Industrial Sound artists Trevor Mathison and Gary Stewart AKA Dubmorphology return to Beaconsfield for Black History Month to weave black histories into a specially commissioned electro-acoustic sound performance that will employ every aspect of the venue as a player in an immersive ambient score.
Exhibition: 22 July – 12 August 2023
Wednesday – Saturday 12-5pm
Exploring the recuperation of cultural memory, Ioana Marinescu’s project works with the destruction of ancient Pompeii caused by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, alongside events in 1980s Bucharest, when a historic residential quarter of the city was razed to make way for Ceaușescu’s Palace of the Parliament or ‘People’s Palace’.
Monica Sjöö The time is NOW and it is overdue! Curated in collaboration with Feminist Library
11 June – 10 September 2022
Controversial paintings by ecofeminist artist and activist Monica Sjöö (1938-2005) animated by performances, reading groups, films and symposia led by contemporary artists and writers including Sally Pomme Clayton, Katy Deepwell, Rachel Fallon, Caitlin Fleming, Rachel Garfield, Una Hamilton Helle, Minna Haukka, Harriet Hill, Sam Hodge, Islaja, Annie Johnston, Kara Keeling, Alexandra Kokoli, Kristin Luke, Nad Ma, Bindu Mehra, Liz Murray, Maggie Parks, Fran Painter Fleming, Linda Persson, Raju Rage, Anne Robinson, Anita Slater, Tansy Spinks, Atau Tanaka, Tears|Ov, Rupert White, Linsey Young.
16 February – 7 May 2022
Two audio tracks sit side by side simultaneously playing – physically in Beaconsfield’s Arch space and Upper space, providing simple spaces of aural contemplation. SINK composed and recorded in Iran by Shahin Entezami aka TEGH. VESSEL composed and recorded in England by A.David Crawforth & Naomi Siderfin aka BAW.
10 November 2021 – 29 January 2022
The Struggle is a trilogy of three video works commissioned by Beaconsfield and developed with a range of partners. The three films, The Straggle (2012), Opening Up (2015) and A Glimpse (2019) are exhibited together for the first time, exploring the impact of familial interactions on the formation of subjectivity.
SHAHIN ENTEZAMI AKA TEGH
Beacon_Transitions Online 2021
One of the most exciting electronic sound artists in Iran, Shahin Entezami aka Tegh, offers a personal narrative of the global pandemic. Translating the stress and dark thoughts associated with his own experience of contracting Covid19, this sound work takes its pace from events happening without preface, particularly as experienced in his home city of Tehran.
IN JUNE 2020 RT HON ROBERT JENRICK MP, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CALLED FOR A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH LAMBETH.
Our historic corner of North Lambeth is currently threatened by inappropriate overdevelopment (8 Albert Embankment scheme). Beaconsfield has joined the Garden Museum and Lambeth Village to defend existing heritage assets and loss of daylight. The three parties have jointly taken ‘Rule 6 status’ in the government’s Public Inquiry.