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Late Works: Paperweight I

Concept

A large stack of A4 paper sits in the centre of a space, weighed down by an object (a paperweight).

These are the only things occupying the space (other than a printer), and provide the basis for contributors to create works.

The first person to arrive responds to the object and the space to create writings / sketches / print-outs with the stack. Once they are finished they place their work on the walls.

When the next person arrives they replace the paperweight they were given with a new one. Subsequent contributors do the same, with each person arriving to a smaller stack of paper, an increasing amount of work on the wall and a paperweight left for them by the previous person.

The process repeats again and again over the course of a week until an exhibition of the work and the paperweights at the end.

Lexicon

/ˈpeɪ.pə.weɪt/
• a small, heavy object for keeping loose papers in place.

/ˈpeɪ.pər/
• material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing, drawing, or printing on, or as wrapping material.

/weɪt/
• a body’s relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it, giving rise to a downward force; the heaviness of a person or thing.
• the ability of someone or something to influence decisions or actions.

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Specifics

• Each work produced is limited to the A4 sheet. An infinite amount of A4 sheets may be used per person.

• There are 27 contributors spread across timed entry slots over the weekdays. (On average 6 people per day 10am - 5pm (10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00) but times are flexible and can vary)

• The first ever paperweight is selected by the curator, with the final paperweight used as the starter for the next event, and so on and so on.

• The paperweight is a gift to the proceeding artist, and can be taken home after being exhibited at the end of the week.

• Contributors must bring their own materials, limited to that which they can carry on their person.

• Once in the space, contributors are allowed to stay for as long as they would like. Every time they return to the space, they must return the paperweight they were given to the stack, as a symbol of their presence.

• The event can last no longer than a week, with the work being exhibited for a single day at the end.

Credits

Artists:
Mathias Karl Gontard
Will Nicholls
Alice Bloomfield
Evie Ward
Isobel Whalley-Payne
Ellen Poppy Hill
Millie Rose Dobree
Joseph Bradley Hill
Ethan Reeves
Maya Levy
Jade Delmage
Luis Jacobs
Yasmin Gapper
Jack Shearing
Leo Douglas-Morris Benavides
Jake Vine
Oliver Pearce
Inez Valentine
Joe Bloom
Dougal Verinder Gedge
Simona Orentaite
Mathilda Bennett-Greene
Fergus Polglase
Marco Pini
Noah Mallassi

Concept:
Joseph Bradley Hill

With thanks to Sophie Hawkins & Hoxton Store!

More information about the artists:

Alice Bloomfield

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, LOOP, 3, By Ear

Alice Bloomfield

Dougal Verinder Gedge

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Dougal Verinder Gedge

Ellen Poppy Hill

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Ellen Poppy Hill

Ethan Reeves

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, Paperweight I

Ethan Reeves

Evie Ward

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Evie Ward

Fergus Polglase

Fergus Polglase is a British painter born in Cambridge, England in 1997. He currently lives and works in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Participant in Late Works:

3, By Ear

Fergus Polglase

Inez Valentine

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Inez Valentine

Isobel Whalley-Payne

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, Paperweight II

Isobel Whalley-Payne

Jack Shearing

Jack Shearing (B. 1998) is an artist based in London

Participant in Late Works:

TWO, Paperweight I, By Ear

Jack Shearing

Jade Delmage

Participant in Late Works:

TWO, Paperweight I, By Ear

Jade Delmage

Jake Vine

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, LOOP, By Ear

Jake Vine

Joe Bloom

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Joe Bloom

Joseph Bradley Hill

Joseph Bradley Hill (b.1996) is the founder and host of Late Works. Much of his practice surrounds the themes of interpretation, permutation, participation, improvisation and communication: how people experience the same thing completely differently, and the infinite (or finite) ways of doing “the same thing”. Other elements that feed into his work include the (im)possibilities of a universal language (including the history of our alphabet and writing), unlimited semiosis and the act of collecting.

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, Paperweight I, 3, LOOP, at first sight, Paperweight II, By Ear, SLIP, of Noise, Preparations, 4

Joseph Bradley Hill

Leo Douglas-Morris Benavides

Leo DMB is a cross-disciplinary artist, working with archival materials and analog methods of documentation, manipulating Debrie Printers and 16mm materials. Using resin as a means of bringing artefacts of past event to the foreground. Recently working with quilts, video tapestry’s, collage and anything that weaves through medium and mass as peduncle.

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, Paperweight I, 3, LOOP, By Ear

Leo Douglas-Morris Benavides

Luis Jacobs

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, LOOP

Luis Jacobs

Marco Pini

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight, LOOP, of Noise

Marco Pini

Mathias Karl Gontard

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, Paperweight, 3, LOOP, SLIP

Mathias Karl Gontard

Mathilda Bennett-Greene

Through their own personal metabolism of selected source material, Bennett-Greene seeks to repurpose both logic and association. The work relays obstacles found in testing physical capabilities. When thinking of energy circuits that support impending action, they are focused on what precedes or follows utility, resting after or charging prior. Before understanding what is necessary for energy to permit action, the qualities of a tool are evaluated. What are the potential roles and how can they be anthropomorphised? Resilience and persistence are sought throughout the process of the works, refining them into new tools, new hybrid bodies.

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, of Noise, Preparations

Mathilda Bennett-Greene

Maya Levy

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, Paperweight II, By Ear

Maya Levy

Millie Rose Dobree

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Millie Rose Dobree

Noah Mallassi

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Noah Mallassi

Oliver Pearce

Oliver Pearce (b.1996) is a graduate from Camberwell College of Arts, whose artistic practice is rooted in a passion for the history of art, to develop visual striking imagery of varied themes, exploring human psychology and mythologies in rich layers of oil paint.

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, at first sight, By Ear, 4

Oliver Pearce

Simona Orentaite

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Simona Orentaite

Will Nicholls

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, Paperweight I, 3, LOOP

Will Nicholls

Yasmin Gapper

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Yasmin Gapper