emplacements at The Red Banner Knitwear Factory2003 - 2002
emplacements at The Red Banner Knitwear Factory
An international artist-led cross cultural and trans-national project, a collaboration between Françoise Dupré, Gail Pearce and Roxane Permar. The outcomes were a series of exhibitions.
• 2003 Manchester Week, St Petersburg a series of events for the City 300th anniversary
• 2003-02 Tell me where you live, residency project at Woodview Primary School, Birmingham commissioned by Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Part of emplacements project: Red Banner Knitwear Factory, St Petersburg, in collaboration with the State Russian Museum, Centre of Pedagogic and Children Creativity, St Petersburg, Russia.
• 2002 The Red Banner Knitwear Factory, transnational situational events St Petersburg, Russia
• 2000 New Holland, transnational situational events St Petersburg, Russia
• 1999 relocation, a weekend event Museum House, Bethnal Green, London
• 1999 disEMplacements, group exhibition Woodlands Art Gallery, London
Initiated by Dupré and Permar, following its first two London events: disEMplacements and relocation, 1999; emplacements realised its first event in St Petersburg, Russia at the historic site of New Holland in 2000. In 2002 emplacements returned to the city to realise its second event at the Red Banner Knitwear Factory, a working textile factory on Petrograd Island. Finally. In 2003, emplacements realised a collection of simultaneous events that responded to the 300th anniversary of St Petersburg. Through the years, the emplacements core team developed on going and long-term dialogues and partnerships with UK and Russian institutions, individuals, artists and curators. emplacements evolved and adapted to the cultural and economic context of St Petersburg and engaged with cultural differences.
The Red Banner Knitwear Factory is located in Petrograd Island, St Petersburg. Its power station was designed by Architect Erich Mendelsohn.
emplacements at The Red Banner Knitwear Factory was developed in collaboration with artist curator Dimitri Pilikin. Dupré realised two artworks.
Petrograd site specific installation. Balls made from off cut from factory knitwear with children of factory workers and participating artists.
Tell me where you live (2002-2003) a collaborative and cross-cultural and trans-national project that I initiated and realised. Tell me where you live was a collaboration with Olya Kononikhina of the Pedagogy and Children’s Creativity Centre at the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg and the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
• Stage one in August 2002 was located at the Red Banner Knitwear Factory. Dupré invited a group of young people (children of factory workers), to create a large collage about their city.
• Stage two in September 2002 was located Woodview Primary School and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham England. Year 6 pupils responded to the Russian collage by created a large wall installation and a collage about St Petersburg. Art works created in Birmingham and St Petersburg were exhibited at the Ikon Gallery at the end of my school residency.
• Stage three of the project was located at the Pedagogy and Children’s Creativity Centre at the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg where in summer 2003 the artworks created by Year 6 Woodview Primary School was exhibited to coincide with the anniversary of the city of St Petersburg. The exhibition was part of emplacements 2003 series of events.
A detailed paper about Dupré’s work at The Red Banner Knitwear Factory for emplacements 2002 was given at the first Arts Council of England symposia: interrupt: artists in socially engaged practice (Artist as educator Ikon Gallery and Birmingham City University, May 2003).
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