PRECAST - A project by Dennis McNulty

“As far as I know, there were other buildings here before, but they were demolished. A couple of friends of mine studied architecture and I think this mound is actually made from what I've heard them call, the spoil of those demolished buildings.”

PRECAST is an exhibition structured as an hour-long performative event set in the environs of Robin Hood Gardens and Preston's Road roundabout, in Blackwall, East London. The event draws on cinema, sculpture, music and performance, knotting material and immaterial circuits, replaying past and present 'signals' to create points of constructive and destructive interference.

At the edge of Canary Wharf, submerged in the concrete island of Preston's Road roundabout, is a pedestrian thoroughfare fashioned as a semi-enclosed amphitheatre, criss-crossed, surrounded and given form by successive waves of spatial imaginings and re-imaginings. Docklands Light Railway line and the A13 motorway pass overhead, and the Blackwall Tunnel snakes through the earth under foot. In close proximity: a McDonald’s; a recently constructed apartment block; several hotels; Reuters' Data Centre, designed by Richard Rodgers Partnership; and the Brutalist Robin Hood Gardens Estate, designed by Alison and Peter Smithson, which was completed in 1972 and is currently scheduled for demolition in 2014.

Transportation and accommodation. Infrastructure and architecture. Silicon, copper, concrete and magnets.

PRECAST is Dennis McNulty’s first solo presentation in the UK, curated by Chris Fite-Wassilak. Following his multi-faceted performances at Performa 11 and the Irish Museum of Modern Art 20th Anniversary Season, PRECAST is a new work developed in response to this complex urban situation.

THE EVENT IS FREE BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Visit the Precasting website to book and for further details.

ASSOCIATED EVENT: Artist Talk
Thu 4 Oct 2012, 7pm
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Café open from 6pm
To book a place visit the eventbrite page
PRECAST  - A project by Dennis McNulty


Event Title: PRECAST - A project by Dennis McNulty
Postcode: Poplar Business Park, 10 Preston’s Rd, London E14 9RL
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