As Trolley publishes Teller Magazine Volume II in May 2011, the first volume continues to attract attention and is featured on the Bookazine Circus Blog…
Archive for February 2011
A visit to Jennifer Taylor’s new installation in the tower of the old hydraulic power station in Wapping is recommended when it is dark and at its most dramatic, something to look forward to in the long winter months…
Review of Juliana Cerqueira Leite’s work in the recent Saatchi Gallery show Newspeak II on the Le Monde online blog
Pictures of the Year International awards Stefano De Luigi’s Blanco Best Photography Book of 2010 and Alixandra Fazzina’s A Million Shillings – Escape From Somalia is a finalist
As Trolley prepare Spring title ‘Save the Whale! Memoirs of a Whale Hugger’, great advances are made in the Southern Ocean
If you happen to be in Milan over the next month, go and see the Paulo Pellegrin exhibition at the Forma Gallery ….. Click on the invitation below for information and to buy Paulo Pellegrins book Double Blind, winner of the Pictures of the Year International Award 2008 for BEST USE BOOK
Curator of the Wapping Project tower series, CHRISTIAN FERREIRA presents a new site-specific installation by Jennifer Taylor in the tower of the old hydraulic power station at The Wapping Project. She is the second artist to be selected for this year-long series of commissions.
With Ground Control as the title, Taylor invites us to enter into the mythical reality of David Bowie’s song ‘Space Oddity’. Suspended in the tower, her floating playground perhaps exists in another realm or in a hallucination where The Earth’s laws of gravity and logic do not apply. Bizarre apparatus, and malformed equipment hover in the cavernous tower. Perhaps this is some perverse form of therapy room in an out-posted asylum, where futile activities have been created to either occupy or torment its patients. In Bowie’s metaphorical song, a fictional astronaut called Major Tom looses radio contact with Ground Control and floats off into oblivion. It seems that Taylor offers a similar escape route out of the confines of her tower; obsessively bound in white rags, a pre-existing ladder is revived and scales the back wall. This continues all the way up to an opening, which leads out onto the roof, providing a platform from which to jump. This almost transforms the tower into a place of limbo, a purgatory between a trapped existence and an imagined point of transcendence.
Tonight at Shoreditch House Gaz Mayall will be celebrating his recent release Gaz’s Rockin Blues – The First Thirty Years with a book signing, reading, Q&A and DJ set
Tonight at Shoreditch House from 7pm Gaz will be doing a Q&A session with the famous music biographer of Joe Strummer and Bob Marley – Chris Salewicz. This will be followed by a reading and signing from his new book ‘Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues – The First Thirty Years’. Gaz will ALSO be doing a DJ set, which I am sure will get everyone dancing…… It should be a fantastic night, footage to follow!