For the second IFP Sessions of 2013, we will host Manchester based artist Maurice Carlin, who is the current resident artist http://www.homeshopbeijing.org Homeshop. His work revolves around the practice of publishing, defined as ‘the creation of a public’, a collective consciousness built around actions in public space.
Maurice will give a talk about his work and how it has developed from his experience of self-organisation through Islington Mill Art Academy, a peer-led experiment into alternative modes of art education. Islington Mill is a mixed-use building providing artists with incubation, production, collaboration and performance spaces. Home to over 50 cross-disciplinary studios, an artist-run B&B, gallery, residency and club spaces, it occupies a unique position within the UK, and has evolved over eleven years to become the cultural haven that it is now.
Maurice's work has been featured in publications including Frieze, The Guardian and A-N. Recent shows include First...Next...Then...Finally, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (2013), Blanco Blanco, La Escocesa, Barcelona (2012), Self Publisher and Other Works, Banner Repeater, London (2011), How to Stay Awake, MCP, Antwerp (2011) Other Forms of Life (with Bik van der Pol), AND Festival, various locations (2010) and Beyond the Dustheaps, Dickens House Museum, London (2010).
IFP Studio, Saturday, April 6 at 6 pm (18:00 for our 24 hour friends)
The talk is held in collaboration with Homeshop, and the following day we will join there to take the discussion further. See below: