Pervilion at Oasis Farm Waterloo

Sasha Pirogova

Clementine Keith-Roach

James Knight & Michael Knight

7 July 2018  

 

For Art Night 2018, Pervilion occupied a lofty, timber-framed barn at the threshold of London’s youngest city farm. Specially commissioned works by Sasha Pirogova, Clementine Keith-Roach and James Knight & Michael Knight explore the history of the area as a destination for escapism and refreshment.

 

Sasha Pirogova: Shift

Shift, 2018
Performance, 15 min

In a major new performative work, Sasha Pirogova explores the transformative effect of the garden. Penetrating the rigid and dissonant manmade space, the living world raises our consciousness of humans as part of it, and evokes a feeling of unity.

 

Clementine Keith-Roach: Belle Dam

Belle Dam, 2018
Ceramic, plaster, wood, paint, milk substitute

Clementine Keith-Roach harnesses the tradition of the ornamental water feature as an invitation to relax and reflect. Milk substitute trickles from the breasts of Belle Dam, while hands and feet reach out to the environs at all angles. Clementine says: ‘Just as the mother's breast lactates at the infant's cry, Belle Dam spurts arcs of milk substitute in response to the groan of the city.’

 

James Knight & Michael Knight:
Refraction: Oasis

James Knight & Michael Knight, Pervilion. Photo by Ottilie Landmark, courtesy Dorothy Feaver_9443.jpg

In an improvised sonic collage, the Knight brothers use modular synthesis to manipulate field recordings from Oasis Farm Waterloo and the local area along with commercially available vinyl. James says: ‘The process of refraction builds a sonic landscape that resonates with Vauxhall’s legendary place in the history of London nightlife and culture that stretches from the clubs and bars that stand today at Vauxhall Cross to the Pleasure Gardens of the 19th century and beyond. It’s being squeezed out – it’s perverse.’

 

Pervilion at Oasis Farm Waterloo

18 Carlisle Ln
London SE1 7LG

7 July 2018

Curated by Dorothy Feaver

Refreshments by Tommy Tannock & Johnnie Collins (The Store X)
Film by Sophia Goulandris
Photos by Ottilie Landmark

Performers in Shift by Sasha Pirogova: Luis Amália, Chrysanthi Avloniti, Monika Blaszczak, Joe Boon, Jennie Boultbee, Jon Caruana, Mateo Dupleich, Willa Faulkner, Laura Hemming-Lowe, Emilia Kallioinen, Natalia Meksa, Magda Nordstrøm, Constanca Pimentão, Xristina Prompona, Katie Serridge, Paulína Šmatláková, Alida Stoman, Alice Watson, Patrick Webster

Pervilion at Art Night 2018 was supported by The Store X The Vinyl Factory
with additional support from Oasis Farm Waterloo and Feilden Fowles