Late Works: Paperweight 2 logo, which contains the word Paperweight on one piece of paper, a 2 from a ruler on another, and an abstract tower-like pen drawing on a third.

Late Works: Paperweight II

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:
Eduarda Craveiro
Isobel Whalley Payne
Orfeo Tagiuri
Kobby Adi
Harry Roberts
Florence Main
Taylor Silk
Lara Laeverenz
Hannah Machover
Evelyn Whorral-Campbell
Nathalie Hollis
Tif Wellington
Sam Terry
Maya Levy
Archie Fooks-Smith
Lucy Bruce-Gardner
Hannah Tilson
Joseph Bradley Hill
Ben Eager
Thomas Dervan
Jonas Pequeno
Alice Cocks
Dylan Hall
Joey Yu
Pascale de Graaf
Isaac Bonan
Jos Nyreen

Concept:
Joseph Bradley Hill

With thanks to Alex Vardaxoglou, Archie Fooks-Smith, Kobby Adi & Emanuel von Baeyer.

More information about the artists:

Alice Cocks

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Alice Cocks

Archie Fooks-Smith

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Archie Fooks-Smith

Dylan Hall

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Dylan Hall

Eduarda Craveiro

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Eduarda Craveiro

Evelyn Whorrall-Campbell

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Evelyn Whorrall-Campbell

Flo Main

FOCM aka Flo Main is a multidisciplinary artist working and living in London, engaging with multiple personal and collaborative (BLOAT Collective) visual art practices. Currently showing a solo exhibition of paintings; SPRING SUMMER at GLOAM Gallery, Sheffield - a collection of works that compresses themes of love, nature and artefact apropos the seasons they are made. With these works Flo continues a practice of drawing quickly and on a large scale, on intimate and observational moments from life, photographs and imagination. These are friends at rest, freshly sprung trees, a backseat view - all familiar, believable. The combination of an uncanny colour language with a painterly flatness sees everything within the frame rendered with equal importance, encouraging the idea of multiple points of view filled within a single surface. By the method of recording and animating, Flo redraws spaces so that the familiar becomes strange, with carefully detailed representations sitting alongside pure abstraction in the same scene. This embrace of contradiction insists on the here and now coexisting with an internal mutability - where an intuitive exploration of chaos creates the possibility for new motifs, through both painting and queerness.

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Flo Main

Hannah Machover

Participant in Late Works:

at first sight, Paperweight II, By Ear

Hannah Machover

Hannah Tilson

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II, By Ear

Hannah Tilson

Harry Roberts

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Harry Roberts

Isaac Bonan

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Isaac Bonan

Isobel Whalley-Payne

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, Paperweight II

Isobel Whalley-Payne

Joey Yu

Joey Yu is an illustrator/ animator living in London. Previous clients include The New York Times, Guardian, Tate, The British Council, Hermes, Debeers, Lulu Guinness and Ermenegildo Zegna. Residencies include Seoul, Korea and Trancoso, Brazil.

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II, By Ear

Joey Yu

Jonas Pequeno

Jonas Pequeno is a London based artist, recent BA Fine Art Central St. Martins graduate and current Associate Studio Programme resident. Working predominantly with sound, Pequeno explores concepts around phenomenology, semiotics, absurdism and technological mediation.

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II, of Noise, Preparations

Jonas Pequeno

Jos Nyreen

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Jos Nyreen

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

Kobby Adi

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Kobby Adi

Lara Laeverenz

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Lara Laeverenz

Lucy Bruce-Gardner

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I

Lucy Bruce-Gardner

Maya Levy

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight I, Paperweight II, By Ear

Maya Levy

Nathalie Hollis

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II, By Ear, SLIP

Nathalie Hollis

Orfeo Tagiuri

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Orfeo Tagiuri

Pascale de Graaf

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Pascale de Graaf

Samuel Terry

Samuel Terry is a multidisciplinary artist specialising in Illustration, Graphic Design, Animation, Photography, Sound Design and Music Production. His Photography primarily frames his local area and reflects his upbringing in the UK. He also captures the underground music scene whether it be in night clubs documenting the DJs and crowds or one on one shoots with producers and radio DJs. His illustrations and animations construct a cyberpunk world set far into the future. He often will go to this world to visualise the music he produces under his Husky alias.

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II, By Ear

Samuel Terry

Taylor Silk

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Taylor Silk

Thomas Dervan

Participant in Late Works:

at first sight, Paperweight II

Thomas Dervan

Tif Wellington

Participant in Late Works:

Paperweight II

Tif Wellington