Junction: Alex Schady & Hadas Keadr
Canden Arts Centre, London, Uk
"Things are beginning to break up. I don't know why. It all began well. Then people started forgetting what really matters." William Golding, Lord of Flies
As part of Junction, our ongoing series of artists' projects for King's Cross, Alex Schady and Hadas Kedar have been commissioned to work with students at South Camden Community School.
Working with groups of students, Schady and Kedar collaborate with each group to plan, produce and shoot a film based on a text supplied by the artists. The final films are shown both at South Camden Community School and at Camden Arts Centre in the summer of 2011.
Alex Schady is an artist and filmmaker with a broad interdisciplinary practice. His work uses materials immediately to hand, incorporating modern-life ephemera that is manipulated and re-interpreted across a variety of media. Combining craft techniques and digital processes his most recent work uses the language of science fiction to explore the psyche of contemporary culture.
Alongside his own practice he works collaboratively with Hadas Kedar, an Israeli artist. The workshop based on "Lord of the Flies" was developed during their collaborative exhibition at "Darom" Space, Tel Aviv, 2010.
Based 2,000 miles apart they produce work by establishing rules and instructions, only coming together on-site to construct the final installations.
Camden Arts Centre is a world-class contemporary visual arts space, dedicated to engaging with the highest calibre artists from across the international arts scene. Placing the artist at the centre, Camden Arts Centre strives to involve members of the public in the ideas and work of today's artists, and the artists who inspire them.
The exhibition and education programmes are developed with equal importance, and are continually intertwined. The changing programme includes exhibitions, artist residencies, off-site projects and artist-led activities, ensuring Camden Arts Centre remains a dynamic place for seeing, making and talking about art.