SCAN project room
Ira Lombardía (Asturias, Spain, 1977) at the second edition of SCAN summer residency program in London
LONDON. Ira Lombardía “SCAN-AR #2. ARTISTS RESIDENCY”. July 2018. Scan Project Room
Ira Lombardía (Asturias, Spain, 1977) is the selected artist for the second edition of SCAN summer residency program. She will be occupying the SCAN project room as her studio and production space during the month of July.
Matt Calderwood, Stephanie Mann and Josep Maynou explore the aesthetics and humour found within states of imminent collapse at ‘If I do nothing, nothing does’
Exhibition: ‘If I do nothing’ (Matt Calderwood, Stephanie Mann and Josep Maynou) curated by Luz Massot
At SCAN Project Room. From 19 April until 20 May 2018. London.
It has been observed that a condition of impending doom haunts millennial culture. How quickly the dark omens become real (or unreal or are for now deferred) remains to be seen. There is a kind of anxiety in a state of negative anticipation, and yet a dark pleasure, but it is evident we feel ourselves at a threshold. The aim of this exhibition is to stimulate a mutual energy, a static spark in still air like a state of expectation or risk.
Live streaming: Follow up the non stop drawing action ‘TRANSCRIPTION’ by OLGA DIEGO at SCAN Project Room in London
The Spanish artist Olga Diego is doing from today (16/01/18-12h) an artistic experiment that aims to explore the limits of the mind in a creative process. She is, since 12:00 noon, drawing at SCAN project Room in London, without stopping for as many days as her mind-body can resist without taking any rest.
Diego will not stop drawing even while eating, drinking, or doing any kind of physiological activity. She will take the paper with her and continue drawing at the same time. She will create a space with no imposed time limit, and where the creative mind could reach unknown places. Nor will she stop drawing in order to sleep because she will stay awake and draw day and night.
An experiment that maybe could answer questions such as: What is the mind capable of creating in an unknown context, or when it is subjected to extreme exhaustion? What are we able to draw when we do not have a time limit for it? As here the artist’s mind will be placed between absolute freedom and the limitation of its own capacity and resistance. How will this be reflected in the graphic image on paper? This graphic document together with the audio-visual documentation of the action will be material of a later study.
The action will be shown on live streaming on Internet until the end. This way, viewers will be able to see the action not only in the same exhibition space, but also on their computer from anywhere in the world, and at any time while the action is taking place.
The result will be a transcription of the different states of mind in the shape of graphic creation. These drawings will be on exhibit at the SCAN PROJECT ROOM from 20 January until 3 February.
The work of Eduardo Hurtado and Pablo Capitan del Rio at ‘Animal Mirror’, the new exhibition at SCAN Project Room
‘Future Archaeologies’ is a sculptural installation by Spanish artist Fran Meana that combines analog and digital techniques, contemporary art, visual anthropology and science fiction to construct an industrial archeology archive. The project takes the work of the architect Joaquín Vaquero Palacios (Oviedo 1900-Madrid 1998) as a starting point to explore our industrial past and approach the current debate on energy management.