Swiss Cottage Gallery: 2015

The pieces seen in this exhibition – the props, posters and words handwritten on signs – were remakes of the original stages, props and costumes from radical theatre performed in Camden after 1968. Audience members were invited to explore these reconstructions in the same spirit of celebration and curiosity as in which they were originally made.
London based Irish artist Patrick Hough works with moving image, photography and installations, examining how history is constructed and represented in the present. His most recent body of work uses an archive of historical film props to explore how the cinematic image is indelibly embedded in our perception of history. For this exhibition the artist presented several moving image works including a new film and installation.
Artist Albert Potrony worked in collaboration with members of Abeona Housing Co-operative and volunteers from the local community on a yearlong project researching Camden’s squatting, short life and housing co-operative movement of the 70’s and 80’s.