31st July 2009.
Part of the Hackney
WickED festival, London E9.
sculpture, sound and performance by Bill Leslie, Stephen Cornford,
Samuel Dowd, Erica Scourti, Katy Connor, Stephen Shiell, Emma Bennett,
Maddy Pethick, Nathan Walker, and Eloise Hawser. And the Permanent
Behind the Counter
Cafe, Roach Road, Hackney Wick. E3.
Images (left to right): Bill Leslie, Christina
Jensen, Maddy Pethick, Mark Leahy, Nathan Walker, Stephen Cornford
Hackney Whippit was held on the 19th August 2008 at Elevator
Gallery in Hackney. A large audience were treated to a melangé
of art works from performance, video, sound and sculpture to drawing
painting and dance. Works happened in and around each other, creating
unexpected points of contact ad dialogue. The gallery opened with
installed work by Rowena Davis, Katy Connor, Lucy Cran, Bill Leslie
and Maddy Pethick, with performances programmed throughout the evening
from Stephen Cornford, Nathan Walker, Bram Arnold, Mark Leahy, Alice
Kemp, Christina Jensen, Bill Leslie and Mark Greenwood.
ONLY WHIPPIT WERE AN OLYMPIC SPORT - review by Holly Pester and
WHIPPITS 1 & 2
Images (left to right): Christina Jensen,
Stephen COrnford, Lucy Cran, Nicolas Galeazzi, Nathan Walker, Maddy Pethick
was first begun in Devon in 2007 by a group of artists studying across
the MA program at Dartington College of Arts. Whippit developed from
work in progress events, but was intended to distance the work from
the notion of 'in progress'. Work is work, at whatever poinmt of development.
Artistic practice is just that: a continuing process of development
which meets the viewer or audience at particular moments, in different
circumstances and with different effect. The first Whippits happened
at DCA and in small venues in the area.