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embassyHACK - Performance by artist Louise Ashcroft - Friday 29 April 2016
Fri 29 April 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Performance by artist Louise Ashcroft
A new performance by British artist Louise Ashcroft in response to embassyHACK at the GAC gallery space.
Who is Martin Shipman and how did he get promoted to Editor of the World? Louise Ashcroft charts Shipman's rise from redundant Canary Wharf software architect to CEO of Martian Shipping, the future's most influential corpo-nation. Talking us through the objects in his abandoned embassy, Ashcroft unravels the stories of the products and policies that made Shipman so influential in the years before he disappeared altogether.
About the artist
Louise Ashcroft is a British artist who lives and works in London and studied at the Royal College of Art. Louise is co-founder of the alternative art school altMFA. Recent exhibitions include Buffet d'Art, Meinblau, Berlin (2016); Modern Mirror, Bread&Jam (2016); and The Function Room (2015). Upcoming projects in 2016 include JIG, Yinka Shonibare's Guest Projects, London; Discrete Infinity, Gallery333, Exeter; Re-Making the Internet, commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Commodities, co-hosted by Exeter Phoenix, Exeter Library and Devon Fab Lab and developed in partnership with Furtherfield; and It's Always the Others Who Die, The Koppel Project, London. She has organised numerous performance events including UnPerforming (2016) at 43 Inverness Street, London, Cabaret Melancholique (2015), at St. Marks Church, London and Once More with Feelings (2016), Lewisham Art House, London. She participated in altMFA Jamboree, a one month group residency for AltMFA at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, London, and TEDx Hackney Women (2015), as a speaker at the ACE Hotel, London.
The GAC premises are not suitable for wheelchair users. This performance is aimed at visitors who are over 16 years old.
Image credit: Courtesy of Louise Ashcroft.