Dumping Ground – Curated by Mariette Moor, Noelle Turner and Joe Moss
Unit 3. Euston Tower. 286 Euston Road London NW1 3DP
Open 9th August – 14th September 2024
Thursday – Sunday 12 – 6pm
Kindly supported by British Land
Dumping Ground presents artists whose practices create new fictions or realities through the recycling of what already exists. Like a graveyard of objects discarded, a harvest of excess and consumption, Dumping Ground asks, can we reinvent ourselves? Can we make something new? Images and objects are fused together like twisted lumps regurgitated onto conveyor belts of production. All the works presented engage in world-building, but they are not total fantasy; a mirrored reflection, these fractured worlds are bent; a bone is dislocated, and in its place grows something terrible-beautiful, some kind of fungus that is as of yet undiagnosed.
This group show consists of recent graduates, and current MFA students. The co-curatorial project brings together diverse artists who evoke strange worlds, asking them to share in the same reality, ‘The Dumping Ground’. Dumping Ground presents an immersive exhibition of predominantly sculpture and installation, where the artists’ work is combined in such a way that the show presents its own speculative fiction, exploring themes of dreams, body horror, waste and sustainability.
1: Noelle will lead a writing workshop for children, using the show as a starting point to explore daydreaming as an act of rebellion. Participants will construct their own narratives where unnatural elements from their inner world are embedded in the everyday.
2: Mariette will run a collage workshop for young people exploring the uncanny within the domestic through exquisite corpse collage and the collaborative disassembling and reassembling of homes.