To celebrate the opening of “RAFT- A FRAGILE DISPLAY”, an exhibition and festival running at The Horse Hospital from the 10th of June until the 8th of July, this month we travel back to the very beginning of our journey, almost 4 years ago!
Tune into Resonance 104.4fm at 5pm on Tuesday 17th of May as we revisit episode 1, featuring Gareth Evans and Bird Radio.
RAFT – A FRAGILE DISPLAY
The Horse Hospital voyages by RAFT!
An exhibition, residency and festival by Chiara Ambrosio (& friends).
10th June – 8th July 2022
Private View: 10th June, 6-9pm
Closing party: 8th July, 6-9pm
Join filmmaker / artist Chiara Ambrosio for a month-long séance, conjuring images, dreams, nightmares and fairy tales reaped and sowed in the city of London.
Part exhibition, part shrine, part alchemical laboratory, The Horse Hospital will be transformed into a raft, its walls covered in paper over which Chiara will evoke the spirit of the city with humble mediums to create a fragile display, a constellation, a monument, a temporary site-specific configuration of people, objects, practices, ideas, histories, dreams and visions.
As she works, Chiara will be joined daily by many of her creative fellow travellers for events, workshops and informal conversations, in a subversive physical intervention joining the dots across the city of London, connecting and celebrating those who, through their practice, are committed to creativity and the imagination as a sacred trust, a right, and duty.
An artist’s studio, a living archive, and an aerial- receiving and broadcasting at once- RAFT will constitute a temporary autonomous zone of convergence and exchange, a crossroads where people and ideas will meet in a constant state of emergency.
Expect the unexpected: films, works on paper, amulets, performances, stories, books, incantations, song, sound and more, in an ever shifting and changing phantasmagoria of light and shadow.
RAFT is an ark, a garden and a temple.
RAFT is a vessel for home-grown and independent organizations, individuals, spaces, and members of the audience and of local communities.
RAFT is an antidote to the rising tides of social and cultural erasure in the city.
RAFT is a monument, an elegy to London- both its real and dream spaces.
RAFT is a shelter.
RAFT is an ongoing project by filmmaker and visual artist Chiara Ambrosio, which includes a feature film and a monthly radio show on Resonance 104.4fm.