Little Wig Shop – You Are Here 2014. London

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As any site-specific piece, the process in the space is key. Since the very start I knew I wanted to talk about the vulnerability, the hidden elements in live. My first idea was to generate a big paper sculpture who would come down from the ceiling an invade the space. Having in the back of my mind the movie ”Little Shop of horrors” directed by Roger Corman, I was amused by the chaotic beauty of the shop which became the perfect scenario for my piece “Little Wig Shop”.
 
After installing the prototypes, we all realised the pieces didn’t work in that space. Some turbulences later, lest then 48 hours before the opening, things seems to aline in space, in my mind and in the shop. The concept behind is still the same, but obviously all those who come into the shop looking at the roof expecting something proper of a set design, will find something absolutely different.
 
Plastic masks made of pictures of myself and famous celebrities. It´s an hybrid between me and what I could potentially be. I would also say, it´s a mirror of our society, the images we consume and how dangerous never-ending exposure can be. 

You are Here – in Kilburn from Anna Bowman on Vimeo.

 

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Whats is YOU ARE HERE
You Are Here is an experience-based art project that will take place at Kingsgate Project Space and independent shops, cafes and public spaces along Kilburn High Road during October and November 2014.
Organised by Camden Arts Centre’s Front of House Volunteers, this project is supported by Camden Arts Centre and Kingsgate Workshops Trust and aims to develop and nurture young artists, curators, art educators and administrators of the future.This year’s volunteers are:

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