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PRINT(ED) MATTERS Verity-Jane Keefe


You are invited to the premiere of "Print(ed) Matters", a cinematic portrait of the process of print in Hackney Wick, by the visual artist Verity-Jane Keefe, which will be screened in the yard of Central Books on Friday May 6th 2011 at 8.00-9.30pm. For directions please see the invite here.

The Hackney Wick and Fish Island area is a rich tapestry of both artist and industrial production. The film makes visible the often invisible industry within the area, focusing on the chain of print: printing to finishing to distribution, whilst exploring both the similarity between art practise and industry, and the process of production and making.

The artist has worked with Quadroprint DM Ltd, BRG finishing and Central Books Ltd to construct a narrative soundtrack of the relationship between industry, the local area and art in general to accompany the film. The film (11 minutes) has been shot in high definition and will be screened to both an invited and incidental audience passing by. Refreshments will be served and an accompanying inventory of skills (used and unused) of the workers of Hackney Wick and Fish Island, will be distributed.

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation have commissioned a program of artworks as part of the Hackney Wick and Fish Island urban improvements. These improvements address issues of severance and seek to increase the quality and permeability of the public realm, for the benefit of local residents and visitors.

Print(ed) Matters is one of six temporary commissions that explicitly addresses improved social connectivity and "joining up" of isolated and/or disparate communities. All of the temporary commissions supported the brief development for three permanent commissions and are an opportunity to address with interested parties expectations of what art practice can deliver within an urban design context.


you can download the pdf invite here
and the press release here.

Friday 6th May 2011
Refreshments will be served.
The film will be screened at 8.30 and again at 9pm.
Central Books Ltd Yard
99 Wallis Road
E9 5LN
Enter via the yard entrance on Wallis Road.