Sent: Friday, 30 June 2017, 0:16
Subject: Safe homes for all - march 1 July, film night 4 July, meeting 12 July
|An installation by socially engaged artist Helen Mandley, aka Helen2 of Kwug|
"I'm installing work over the next day and today.The kind of 'Private View' that will happen this Saturday is very different from the kind of 'private view' that goes on in a Jobseekers Allowance claimant's 'interviews' at the jobcentre!
"The Exhibition is open to public Daily from Friday 15 June to Tuesday 20 June, 11am to 6pm. Private view is Saturday 17 June at 6pm.
"The venue is Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL."
"Socially engaged art is my main focus, mainly working in the last year with film and photography, yet also sculpture and installation. I aim to understand, to see and capture people's movements, conversations, resistance and their need that is a result of government policies in the UK today.
"Most of my work is driven by a constant duel of working to survive and striving to garner more understanding of the political and social inequality I see in my life and around me.
"I use film and photography as an embedded artist within a community group that campaigns against austerity cuts. Campaigning could be a conversation and sharing of information, but the challenge is that many of the group members wish to remain anonymous."
"Ths new challenge has created many layers and a deeper understanding of the moving image. Capturing the esence and role of the group whils staying within an art framework has been my main focus and challenge."
helenmandley@icloud. com helenmandley.wordpress.com