Precast - incredible multifaceted art performance in Blackwall, E14

Precast – incredible multifaceted art performance in Blackwall, E14

Precast | Entrance gate to Poplar Business Park, 10 Preston’s Road, London E14 9RL | 4pm every Saturday and Sunday, 15th September – 7th October 2012

Go to www.precast-project.net for details, booking which opens today and instructions

We were thrilled to be among the first to hear about PRECAST,  an exhibition structured as an hour-long performative event set in the environs of Robin Hood Gardens and Preston’s Road roundabout, in Blackwall, East London.

The event draws on cinema, sculpture, music and performance, knotting material and immaterial circuits, replaying past and present ‘signals’ to create points of constructive and destructive interference.

PRECAST is Dennis McNulty’s first solo presentation in the UK, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak. Following his multi-faceted performances at Performa 11 and the Irish Museum of Modern Art 20th Anniversary Season, PRECAST is a new work developed in response to this complex urban situation.

As far as I know, there were other buildings here before, but they were demolished. A couple of friends of mine studied architecture and I think this mound is actually made from what I’ve heard them call, the spoil of those demolished buildings.

At the edge of Canary Wharf, submerged in the concrete island of Preston’s Road roundabout, is a pedestrian thoroughfare fashioned as a semi-enclosed amphitheatre, criss-crossed, surrounded and given form by successive waves of spatial imaginings and re-imaginings. Docklands Light Railway line and the A13 motorway pass overhead, and the Blackwall Tunnel snakes through the earth under foot. In close proximity: a McDonald’s; a recently constructed apartment block; several hotels; Reuters’ Data Centre, designed by Richard Rodgers Partnership; and the Brutalist Robin Hood Gardens Estate, designed by Alison and Peter Smithson, which was completed in 1972 and is currently scheduled for demolition in 2014. Transportation and accommodation. Infrastructure and architecture. Silicon, copper, concrete and magnets.

PRECAST is Dennis McNulty’s first solo presentation in the UK, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak. Following his multi-faceted performances at Performa 11 and the Irish Museum of Modern Art 20th Anniversary Season, PRECAST is a new work developed in response to this complex urban situation.

There will be an ARTIST’S TALK, 7pm on Thursday 4th October, at The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ. The café will be open serving drinks and light snacks from 6pm. To book a place visit: http://dmcnulty.eventbrite.co.uk

www.precast-project.net

Rupert Dannreuther

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