' ..The house is a nest for dreaming, a shell for imagining.. '
excerpt from The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard
July 19th - 19th August 2013
Solo show at Gallery Makina with Pula Film Festival 2013
Pula, Istria, Croatia.
director of Gallery Makina : Hassan Abdelghani
A photography and film exhibition
May 2nd - 6th 2013
THE LONDON PHOTOART FAIR
Victoria House, Bloomsbury wc1
exhibiting camera obscura artworks :
Marooned Landscape I
and 'The Building looked back at me'.
Feb 2013/14 - Artist Residency at The London Film Museum
THE LONDON FILM MUSEUM 2013
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden London WC2
Open daily 10-6pm. Free entry to Museum
Exhibition showing at upper gallery : Camera Obscura
The building looked back at me. camera obscura 2012
London Film Museum residency commission...
A series of camera obscuras at County Hall, turning the riverside rooms into giant cameras, registering unseen imagery along the Thames, a passage of light reflected through rooms,
rooms reflected in each other, a interior journey up to Covent Garden.
The London Eye looking at the eye of the camera obscura, among other riverside tales.
THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2012
Room IV ' Lena ' . domestic obscura 2012
Ruby's room. derelict obscura at The Culross Buildings, King's Cross 2008
The Culross Buildings existed from 1852 - 2008. A Victorian tenement block of flats, the first social housing
block built in the area, in 2008 it was demolished. It once stood to the rear of King's Cross Station.
The Last Tooth in the olde Skull of King's Cross as we once knew it -
Peter Doig 2008
Peter Doig lived at the Culross Buildings in the 80's to early 1990, among many other artists, activists,
and individual families and children who grew up in this ' little oasis' in the heart of King's Cross.
Peckham Rye, Lena and Eye domestic obscura 2012
Spanning the last six years, these photographs are born out of her interest in the identity of spaces,
particularly buildings on the brink of change, such as the Great Northern Hotel,
or the Fish & Coal Offices in King's Cross. Weisz investigates the surroundings and social history of these sites,
which worm their way into the photographic process.
Although persons are sometimes introduced into her pictures, she tends to leave them out,
using installations of found objects – a suitcase, shoes, an old pair of roller skates –
to author fictional memories of a building's past.
Alongside a more sober, documentary approach, highlighting the materiality of the architecture,
Weisz fashions these deserted spaces as a camera obscura.
Allowing light in through the pinhole of a darkened room, this technique inverts the outside view,
projecting it back onto the walls inside.
In this way, as the artist explains, the camera obscura becomes
" the key which unlocks a dialogue between exterior and interior worlds.
A connection is made, a relationship is formed. Each reflected in the other through the method of camera obscura ".
Weisz's buildings are witness to a changing landscape, to both interior and exterior views.
It is a kind of ‘between-ness’ or ‘third space’ that Weisz’ photography brings to the fore –
both in terms of these buildings’ transitional nature and the creation of landscapes that lie at the threshold between dream and reality.
Minnie Weisz studied Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art and the London College of Printing.
The artist has been turning buildings 'inside out' since her first camera obscura show at the 2006 London Architecture Festival.
Weisz has exhibited in London, Birmingham, Istanbul, and most recently at the 2012 Pinhole Photography Festival at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. Her practice crosses fine art photography, film, video, installation, social history and storytelling.
KONBINI - French internet channel / arts and popular culture
THE ARTS CLIQUE - directed and produced by John Paul Pryor and Craig Thomas
Kenny Bean Minnie Weisz Justin Quinnell Katie Cooke Bethany de Forest Mark Tweedie
Curated and produced by photographer Kenny Bean, Edinburgh's first Pinhole festival
brings together five exciting UK pinhole artists for an exhibition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and will include a series
of workshops and discussions.
MILK BOTTLE NEWS
CALLUM F KERR
POETS WHO COLLABORATE WITH MINNIE WEISZ STUDIO
AIDAN ANDREW DUN
PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS, CO-CURATED EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVAL COLLABORATIONS.
SPRING 2010 - SUMMER 2012
NON OBSOLESCENCE CURATED BY CHARLIE LEVINE DIRECTOR OF TROVE, BIRMINGHAM
HEREFORD PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2011
CREATIVE MACHINES with THE EVENT BIRMINGHAM CO-CURATED WITH TROVE, BIRMINGHAM
PUBLIC ART COMMISSION - A MESSAGE TO KINGS CROSS
CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION WITH KING'S CROSS CENTRAL / REGENERATION SITE, KING'S CROSS
THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY 2012
THE LONDON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL 2011
REVEAL FESTIVAL KING'S CROSS 2010
LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2008
THE LONDON ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2006
A MESSAGE TO KING'S CROSS
BILLBOARD COMMISSION MINNIE WEISZ STUDIO
December 20th - July 2011
A PICTURE UNFOLDS..
Minnie Weisz Studio commissioned artist Caroline Collinge to make an origami paper installation on the upper floor of the studio for her show ' A Picture Unfolds' . A fictitious history of the London A-Z visualised through
printed ephemera, origami folds of the london A-Z, and collage paintings.
February 2011 - A Picture Unfolds - London to Birmingham
Caroline's exhibition toured to TROVE, the last wing of the Old Science Museum, Birmingham.
A collaboration between Minnie Weisz Studio and curator Charlie Levine, director of TROVE.
Caroline Collinge is a PhD student at the London College of Fashion. She studied Theatre Design BA at Wimbledon School of Art and an MA in Scenography at LABAN 2004. In 2010 she was shortlisted for the RIBA ' Forgotten Spaces' Competition exhibiting at the National Theatre, and was also shortlisted for the Museummaker Contemporary Craft commission,
the same year.
She works within Film, Installation and Performance Art.
THE TABLE THAT CAN TELL STORIES AND OTHER CONTRAPTIONS
13th November - 3rd March 2010
ARMCHAIR BALANCE - COMMISSIONED BY MINNIE WEISZ 2009
Tom Foulham’s machines and an insight into his process.
AN INTRIGUING INSIGHT INTO THE WORKINGS OF MECHANISMS, EVERYDAY SCIENCE AND
THE INTERACTION AND PLAY BETWEEN MACHINE AND SPECTATOR.
“…Tom can solve most mechanical problems and realise them against all odds…all sorts of contraptions like a page-turning device that is activated by the waste burning candle, and lots of old leather suitcases stuffed with intricate devices that would make Heath Robinson proud.”
Ron Arad 2009.
Tom will be exhibiting his Wiggle Table and Man-making Machine and the newly commissioned Armchair Balance.
Tom Foulsham born 1981, studied Architecture at the Bartlett and was an architectural assistant at Arad Associates.
He went on to study Design Products MA at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2009, under the tutorledge of Ron Arad.
He exhibited his
‘Balancing Shelves’ at Pecha Kucha ICA in 2007 and exhibited his ' Candle Balance’ at the V&A group Exhibition
‘In Praise of Shadows’ September 2009.
REVEAL FESTIVAL, KINGS CROSS 2010
WINDOW INSTALLATION commission January - March 2010
MARK OSTERMAN AND FRANCE SCULLY OSTERMAN
"19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY, 21ST CENTURY VISION"
Saturday 20th May 2010.
A lecture given by FRANCE SCULLY OSTERMAN AND MARK OSTERMAN about the Collodion process
and their work as artists and Process Historians in the field of early photographic process
at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.
Scully & Osterman Studio, NY. - www.collodion.org
REVEAL FESTIVAL, KINGS CROSS 2010
28th April - 12th May
THE RIVER OF NO RETURN BY MINNIE WEISZ 2010
'KINGS CROSS STORIES' Spring 2010
MINNIE WEISZ STUDIO COMMISSION FOR REVEAL FESTIVAL
Caroline Collinge Minnie Weisz Aidan Andrew Dun
Minnie Weisz continues her exploration of King’s Cross with an exhibition curated in her gallery space under the Victorian arches on Pancras Road. Minnie will be collaborating with Caroline Collinge on an installation transforming the space under the arches into a house of memories, reinventing stories of Kings Cross, past, present, real and imagined. Through film, photography, collage, ephemera and set design, dreamscapes of Kings Cross are woven into a poetic narrative.
Aidan Andrew Dun
will be reading from his epic poem ' Vale Royal ', first launched at the Royal Albert Hall in 1995 published by Goldmark. A psycho-geographical descent into the mysteries of Kings Cross.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY MINNIE WEISZ. PAPER COSTUMES and INSTALLATIONS BY CAROLINE COLLINGE
MINNIE WEISZ STUDIO commission for Reveal,
supported by CreateKX and Kings Cross Central
a Create KX initiative which animates Kings Cross through art, live music and site specific performance
22 April - 2 May 2010.
MINNIE WEISZ STUDIO - SUMMER SALON
Artists: Robert Fry Minou Norouzi Zoe Grace Florence Peake Liisa Kruusmagi Minnie Weisz
Nesta Fitzgerald Maria Marshall Robert Mason
A mixed media platform for artists exploring video art, film, photography, illustration, painting, etchings and installation art.
THE LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2008
A DIARY OF A DERELICT DAIRY
A collaborative cross-discipline art event curated by Minnie Weisz
FILM INSTALLATION BY MARIA MARSHALL, MILK SPILLS BY WILLIAM COBBING
OPENING NIGHT OF 'A DIARY OF A DERELICT DAIRY' AT THE DAIRY, WAKEFIELD ST WC1
The exhibition was kindly supported by Kings Cross Central and Blueprint Magazine
and Wharfside Regeneration ltd.
BLUEPRINT MAGAZINE HOLD THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
AT 'A DIARY OF A DERELICT DAIRY ' EXHIBITION