Waste of Space – Photography Exhibition

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Date(s) - 15/12/2012 - 22/12/2012
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

491 Gallery


Waste Of Space – A combined exhibition from Lisa Furness and Adrian Nettleship.

What happens to buildings when their owners stop using them?

Held in a squatted gallery in East London Waste of Space is a photographic exhibition about the lives of abandoned properties. Two photographers explore the use and misuse of spaces in the modern world, peering into hidden worlds and darkened corners to reveal the secret stories of forgotten buildings and of the people who try to bring life back into them.

Adrian Nettleship will be showing his project Occupy and Explore. Originally produced as a multimedia project shown on the web, Occupy and Explore lays out paths through a squat, leading the viewer along coloured trails of string to meet the occupants and explore the house. It affords us a glimpse into the activities, workings and beliefs underpinning the squat, while providing an alternative to the prevailing rhetoric through photography and audio recordings.

Lisa Furness is a fine art photographer who has spent the last few years photographing derelict and abandoned buildings. Her atmospheric work is an attempt to understand the realities of the modern man-made world and to remind us of the unseen consequences of our actions. In 2012 her focus has shifted to squatting culture which provides alternative stories for these unused places. Waste Of Space sees these two photographic studies appearing together for the first time.

491 Gallery, 491 Grove Green Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 4AA
December 15th – 22nd
Open weekdays: 3pm-7pm
Open weekends: 12-7pm
Private view 14th December 6pm-9pm

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