Is there a Poundland around here? is a publication produced in collaboration with The II Platform (Shahrzad Jahan and Andria Kyriakidou) in response to the Domain_Material residency undertaken in collaboration with Amy Gillies
This publication is dealing with the timeless questions of how do we translate/transfer and access information? The everlasting processes of exchanging information is a crucial point of conversion from intrinsic to extrinsic, from personal to public, from local to national or even global. Through these processes, surviving information can rise to the surface, whereas others are lost or forgotten.
This publication introduces four young female artists who are each trying to give voice to an anecdote from their family history, all of which are connected to broader networks of society’s superstructures. Deriving from the precedents of storytelling through language, collaboration, politics, artist’s documentary and film, they explore the methods from which we can re-tell stories. The artists are using their own untold stories as the source to investigate themselves as subjects within subjects and understand how ‘the personal’ can never live in isolation.
Day 163 was the first solo exhibition of our Platform (21 February 2020) which included all the events and artworks made through these 163 days of the Platform’s existence since September 2019. The show consisted of six posters from the artist’s film screenings, a centrepiece which is an installation in the space, a collaborative piece with Domain Material collective and a single-channel video installation.