[ARENA] Fwd: Dreaming trough - on & into the exotic (last days of the exhibition + some images of the workshop)

Manuela Sao Simao manuelasaosimao gmail.com
Quarta-Feira, 15 de Maio de 2013 - 03:56:54 WEST

*Dreaming through –on & into the exotic*

Paula Roush and Maria Lusitano

Curated by Maria M Kheirkhah


Installation with video, photography, mixed media collage salon,
publications and archive, 2013

198 Contemporary Arts &
198 Railton Road London SE24 0JT
Opening times: Mon. - Fri. 11:00 - 17:00
4th of April – 18th of May

*Dreaming through –on & into the exotic* is a mixed media collage salon,
which explores travel and collage as interlinked cultural feminine
practices in its relationship to contemporary art.

Multilayered visual essays and publications, revisit narratives, which
combine historical archive and speculative fiction into the study of the
modernist collage- novel.
The main subjects of these works range from Mary Delany’s invention of
botanical collage (Flora Delanica, 1772-1782), to Max Ernst’s collage novel
Une Semaine de Bonté (A Week of Goodness, 1934) and Valentine Penrose’
poem-collage Dons des Feminines (Gifts of the Feminine, 1951).
This journey makes visible ways in which collage creates spaces that
facilitate experiments with botanical taxonomies as metaphors for gender
and sexuality and also a critique of the domestic setting conveyed through
escapist dreams and travel to exotic locations.

These works were developed in residency at Stockwell Studios (former Annie
McCall’s hospital) and are a tribute to the artist’s community that built
the studios’ wild life garden, as a constant source of inspiration that is
being now destroyed by the Lambeth Council to make space for luxury flats.


As part of the exhibition 'Dreaming through –on & into the
the 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, Paula Roush and Maria Lusitano ran
a micro- publishing workshop working with artists and artists- educators to
create their own publication (in the weekend 6-7 april 2013). Resulting
works are being showcased alongside the exhibition in the street facing

A printed newspaper with a selection of the works is also available on
demand (£36) by emailing: *paularoush at gmail.com*

*Participating artists in the workshop/newspaper:*

*Mario Lautier Vella: front and back cover, pages 2 - 3
Romen Gouveia: pages 4 - 5
Mireille Ribière: pages 6 – 7
Maria Kheirkhah: pages 8 – 9
Sireita Mullings: pages 10 - 11
Roberta Gotti: pages 12 - 13
Giulia Valenti: pages 14 - 15
Maria Claudia Bada: pages 16 - 19
Manuela São Simão: pages 22 - 35*

Produced with the support of EDP Foundation.
Additional images with the kind support of the Museu Botanico da
Universidade de Coimbra.

Performance: eunice gonçalves duarte

Further info:


Manuela São Simão

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