INVISIBLE BARRIERS 2
An installation by artist Mark Folds
@ The Warehouse, Urban Village, High Street, Swansea
Private launch: Thursday 10th November, 5.30 – 7.00pm
Open to the public: 11th-18th November 9am – 5pm weekdays
Hosted by Elysium Studios as part of From the Station to the Sea, artist Mark Folds has been resident on Swansea High Street for the past three months taking a wry outsider’s look at how the street is variously used, abused and disused. His work is low-fi and guerrilla, creating playfully disruptive interventions into the everyday life of the street that gently prompt those who encounter them to look twice and think again.
To mark the end of his residency, Mark has created Invisible Barriers 2, an installation for the converted furniture warehouse that’s part of Coastal Housing’s Urban Village development on High Street.
Invisible Barriers 2 is an extension of Mark’s preoccupation with the challenges around accessing and using unoccupied buildings and public spaces on High Street. For this temporary installation, Mark will be filling each of the warehouse’s three floors with pieces of furniture created out of inflatable packaging bags. Visitors are invited to peer in through the warehouse’s windows and reflect on how the buildings and spaces on High Street have been used in the past, how they are being used today and how they might be used in the future.
We would be delighted if you would join us for any or all of the following:
THURSDAY 10th NOVEMBER
LAUNCH with drinks and light bites: 5.30 – 7pm @ The Tech Hub café, 221 High Street
TALK WITH MARK FOLDS: 7.15 – 8pm @ Elysium Studios, 27-29 High Street (access on Orchard Street via King’s Lane)
FILM SCREENING – Exit through the Gift Shop (Banksy): 8:15pm @ Volcano Theatre, The Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street
Numbers limited for access to Volcano. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> by 10am on Monday 7th November, saying which part(s) of the evening you’ll be attending.
To see more of what Mark’s been up to as part of his residency, visit https://www.facebook.com/Im-Not-From-Round-Here-595023574011837/
From the Station to the Sea is a collaboration between Volcano Theatre and Coastal Housing Group funded by the Arts Council of Wales through its Ideas:People:Places initiative. From the Station to the Sea is all about Swansea High Street – the idea of the High Street, the lived reality of the place, and the possibilities of its transformation. http://www.volcanotheatre.co.uk/whats-on/station-sea