LUAP’s project at the Open Cells looks to deepen his investigation into mental health, well-being and connection embodied by his now iconic Pink Bear character. The new installation explores human caged potential and how sometimes we can be incarcerated by our own feelings even though the key is in the lock and the door is wide open.
Eleanor Engle focuses on the idea that her short journey between home and the Station over the course of her residency was already very visually familiar to her. She looked down instead of along because many of the starting points of her images come from shapes seen on the pavement.
A sense of place is at the heart of the Open Cells residency for Jo de Banzie. For over a century, the Station has housed a place of detainment, its cells a liminal space, a holding zone between a life ‘before’ and a possible, perhaps seismically altered future. As a container of memories, the architecture of the building is a reminder of those who have passed through, their stories tethered here.
Opened by The Koppel Project under the Piccadilly Lights in Regent Street and within walking distance of prominent London landmarks, KOPPEL X presents an immersive experience in the heart of the West End, offering an escape from the busy surrounds. After years of operating across the city, The Koppel Project's tenth location has transformed an empty space into a spectacle that incorporates different pop-ups, galleries and relaxing areas.
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