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23 Sep 2010

Deptford X - Contemporary Visual Arts Festival

Sue Lawes
Creekery, 2010

Deptford X


24 September - 3 October 2010 Lead artist Mark Titchner

Matthew Couper
0044 207 928 1000

Deptford X
Various locations around Deptford
London, SE8

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Now in its twelfth successful year and most ambitious to date, Deptford X has invited Mark Titchner (shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2006) and local resident as this year's lead artist.

Interested in art that will that 'tap into the fabric of everyday life in Deptford', Titchner has composed a statement of intent, as well as producing large-scale billboard works, some departing from his familiar text-based works, sited around the locale.

Titchner has also co-selected a diverse range of temporal interventions, experimental projects, discreet artworks, residencies and performances by over twenty five artists via open submission that responds to his vision and Deptford's unique social and commercial ecology. These will be sited in both galleries as well as non-art spaces.

Highlights include: an audio work of bird song installed at Deptford Train Station showing how birdsong has adapted to the urban environment; video works situated in shop windows in Deptford; a sound installation using sound bytes from visitors and residents via a dedicated phone line; a series of free tai-chi workshops for the members of The Albany exploring the intersection between martial art and effective democratic communication; and a collaborative project with the residents from Crossfields Estate that documents various acts of creative resistance, covert acts of disobedience and micro-scale protest.