sole possession, 20 april 2013-31 may 2013, the frontroom, gwydir st, cambridge
installation / studio / performance venue / experiment / spare room
possible area takes control of The Frontroom as a personal and creative space, exposing the accumulating results of an individual’s daily activities of collecting, planning, performing and re-organising (and attempting to combine these).
Over a number of weeks the project will explore the conflicts between different kinds of attempts — creative and neurotic — to control a space. The contents of the room will increasingly reflect the cumulative decisions and indecisions involved in this process, in particular the choices we make about individual objects, their personal or practical value and the shift in effect they have on us as they amass into collections or hoards.
Inspired by individuals and amateur obsessives who are driven to present whatever space is available to them, often their own living space, as workshops, archives, museums or public venues, the increasingly undomesticated space will host sound works, live performances and other events.
Fri 24th May, 7-9pm Live music: Pete UM
Fri 31st May: 6-8pm Private view — accumulated results
possible area is interested in creating immersive environments, exploring the creation of spaces within spaces, with a particular interest in scale and place. Recent installation-based projects have also developed a cumulative way of working, exploring and exposing DIY processes across installation, sound, moving image and visual works.
possible area is an ongoing project of visual work by J. K. Brook across graphics, moving image, installation and intervention. This work has often closely related to live music and sound event production, as part of bad timing and other projects. Recurring themes are place, obsolete technology, breaching the boundaries of enclosed and public space and the mapping of spaces onto each other (and back onto themselves). Another core interest is in obsessive thinking, solitary and reclusive creativity and individuals who are driven to pursue particular creative practices, concepts or rituals with both constructive and restrictive results, within an overriding view that all intently focused creative activity borders on psychosis.