Churchill Gardens Estate Lupus Street, Pimlico, SW1V London Mid day – 10.30 PM
On Bank Holiday Monday 5 May 2014 Pimlico’s largest housing estate will be transformed into an independent art state within the community. The one-day art event is inspired by the 1949 Ealing comedy Passport to Pimlico, in which residents of Pimlico declare themselves independent from the rest of Great Britain, its laws and governance, freeing themselves from post-war austerity measures. Their music-making and merriment does not last forever, but before they return to British citizenship they triumphantly secure a plot of land for the community, away from the hands of developers.
Challenging the usual rules that govern interaction with artwork in the exhibition space, residents and visitors are encouraged to become participants. In the process of exploring ideas around independence, territory and community, the event will cut across the multiple associations of May Day, from the celebration and documentation of protest, through to original interpretations of traditional (spring/Pagan) festivities such as dancing, games, music and dressing up. The film Passport to Pimlico will be screened throughout the day.
Artist contributors include: Darran Anderson, Michele Allen, Alison Ballance ,Katriona Beales ,Gabrielle Black , Dean Brannagan, Tim Brennan,Rebecca Byrne ,Brian Dawn Chalkley ,The Chelsea Collective , Eun Sook Choi , Fabrice Desfard , Aaron Distler , Martin Edwards , The Effort Collective, Liz Elton, Ismail Erbil , Elena Fateeva, Isabel Ferreira ,Gavin Freeborn, Claire Harmer , Hedgepigs ,Ali Hodgen , Rebecca Hooper , John Hui , Ann-Marie James ,Evy Jokhova ,Mijung Jung , Lindsey Kistler , Joseph Lichy , Lana Locke , Alison Marchant , Paul Martin , Claire McArdle , Anna Minshall , Mohammad Namazi , Jacopo Natoli , Anna Nelson Daniel , Sarah Pager , PaintUnion , Emmi Poteliakhoff , Vanessa Pope, Alex Robert, Maria Sassetti ,Jeeti Singh , Kate Slipper , Laura Smith , Christiana Spens , Anna Chrystal Stephens , Chang Sun , Neal Tait , Will Teather , Mu Tian , Adam Frank Walker , Poppy Whatmore , Carla Wright , Joshua Y’Barbo.
The event Passport to Pimlico is created by practice-based PhD student Lana Locke through the support of Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon College of Arts’ Student Initiative Fund.
More info : http://passport2pimlico.tumblr.com/