Château d’If


4th-9th Nov 2009, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
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“Some like-minded St Martins students have taken over the already fairly creepy basement of Shoreditch Town Hall and transformed it into an immersive art experience that muses upon the damaging mental effects of years spent in solitary confinement. Taking Alexandre Dumas’s classic novel The Count Of Monte-Cristo as their shared point of reference (which tells the story of the an innocent man’s 14-year imprisonment), all of the artists involved riff on the theme of isolation in site-specific works that are challenging and emotionally convincing. We stepped into the darkness with curators and participating artists Dina Varpahovsky and Ute Schleicher to talk about the politics of loneliness…”  Read more…
Review of Château d’If, Dazed Digital 

Curated by: Ute Schleicher and Dina Varpahovsky
Participating artists: Caroline Abbotts, Sofie Alsbo, Lucy Crouch, Suzanne de Emmony, Laura Dekker, Charlie Drinkwater, David Edwards, Millie Findlay, Alison Griffin, Katie Hare, Helen Lowe, Ana Oak Malofy-Medwed, Jammie Nicholas, Katherine Payne, Elizabeth Rose, Ute Schleicher, Liz Sergeant, Dagmar Shurrer, Marianne von der Heide, Dina Varpahovsky, Kyle Zeto