This Must be the Place exhibition
Eastbury Manor House showcasing further work from students from the University of East London. Come along on Eastbury’s open days to view the art work.
Mapping the Manor
Paintings by Rob Reed, located in the South West Chamber.
Rob Reed maps the historic territories of Eastbury Manor by walking the many footpaths, pathways, passages, underpasses and bridges all of which find themselves hidden the commonplace. His paintings examine how these environments can offer a sense of tranquillity and affect the human condition. The resonance of the historic site is built upon each other in unrealised typologies which often cause confusion in the present. His project identifies these lost spaces and questions their need to be valued into a contemporary communal plan.
A Memory of Place
Foundation Architecture and Design, by Takuro Hoshino, Catalina Pollack, Keita Tajima, Keith Winter, Fernanda Palmeiri and Foundation Students (Architecture), located in the Buttery.
The tutors lead a series of workshops to develop analytical processes such as; surveying the space, observing its historic residue by means of sensing its atmosphere, texture, smells, light conditions and the material evidence that describes layers of physical history. The experience will enable the historic resonance of the site to be constructed into a visual narrative that demonstrates the continued importance of heritage within Eastbury Manor House. Students found fragments that invoked a memory of the space or any human interactions through details such as materials, the texture of wear, the sign of the repair and aging. The students surveyed these elements and drew 1:1 drawings which reveal a ‘sense of place’.
Installation by Samuel Zealey, located in the Herb Garden.
With Dying Forêt, Zealey aims to highlight the destruction of nature caused by humanity by engaging the audience in an immersive experience, which emulates, on a small-scale, the equivalent of the effect we as a population are having on the planet. When reading about current topics, such as consumption and waste or climate change, one can very much separate or absolve themselves from blame or responsibility. With this show, the artist wishes to create a very tangible and visceral installation, which will force visitors to really acknowledge the consequences of human activity on the wellbeing of nature. The Christmas trees exhibited in this installation have been salvaged from the streets of London and brought together into one space and positioned standing up in generic Christmas tree stands to replicate a forest, a Dying Forest.