Now in its twelfth successful year and most ambitious to date, Deptford X has invited Mark Titchner (short- listed for the Turner Prize in 2006) and local resident as this year’s lead artist. Interested in art that will that ‘tap into the fabric of everyday life in Deptford’ Titchner has composed a statement of intent, as well as producing large-scale billboard works, some departing from his familiar text-based works, sited around the area as well as working collaboratively with students from Deptford Green School to produce new artworks that can now be seen on refuse trucks around Deptford.
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24 September – 3 October
Various venues in Deptford, SE8, London
Titchner has also co-selected a diverse range of temporal interventions, experimental projects, discreet artworks, residencies and performances by over twenty emerging artists via open submission that responds to his vision and Deptford’s unique social and commercial ecology.
Highlights include: an audio work of bird song installed at Deptford Train Station showing how birdsong has adapted to the urban environment; video works situated in shop windows in Deptford; a sound installation using sound bytes from visitors and residents via a dedicated phone line; a series of free tai-chi workshops for the members of The Albany exploring the intersection between martial art and effective democratic communication; and a collaborative project with the residents from Crossfields Estate that documents various acts of creative resistance, covert acts of disobedience and micro-scale protest.