Friday, May 07, 2010

Marcus Coates: "Grand National" Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, Norway

Grand National/ Art from Britain
8th May 2010
1:30 - 9pm

Annie Attridge, BANK, Glenn Brown, Lynn Chadwick, Spartacus Chetwynd, Chrome Hoof, Marcus Coates, Keith Coventry, Shezad Dawood, Jeremy Deller, Jack Duplock, Angus Fairhurst, Saul Fletcher, Gwen John, Paul Graham, Douglas Gordon, Dryden Goodwin, Isaac Julien, Derek Jarman, Emma Kay, Le Gun, Andrew Mania, Alastair Mackinven, Cornelia Parker, Rebecca Warren, Mark Wallinger.

Curator: Charles Danby

9th May - 3rd October
11pm - 6pm daily
(except 17th May)


Marcus Coates
Vision Quest, a ritual for Elephant & Castle, 2010
10 channel video installation
featuring Chrome Hoof and Le Gun
Produced by Nomad
Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery

Vision Quest is a documentary film set in the South London neigbourhood of Elephant & Castle.
The film follows Marcus Coates as he endeavors to locate animal spirits to guide a local community presently experiencing a disruptive and failing redevelopment scheme.

For this unlikely urban adventure, a group of residents from the iconic Heygate Estate, local politicians and the psychedelic doom rock orchestra Chrome Hoof, collectively embark on a journey into the depths of Elephant & Castle, presenting an alternative and entertaining approach to dealing with contemporary social issues.