Anima Mundi is proud to present ‘Protected by Alarms’ which takes place in the empty and derelict, Vicarage Flats in St. Ives. The exhibition provides an eclectic response to the confused and challenging backdrop of this moment in time.
Opening in the run-up to the scheduled Brexit deadline, ‘Protected by Alarms’, a title taken directly from the security poster on the door of the building, alludes to a form of personal and cultural incapacitation resulting from a mounting sense of anxiety, paranoia, fear and frustration at a time of mounting suspicion, despair, hopelessness and flux.
Vicarage Flats, which provides an integral backdrop for the exhibition, sits ripe for profitable gentrified renovation in a town over-run by second homes, yet, rather unusually the owners of the site are working to turn the building into affordable housing for local residents. The context for the future of the building at this time of potentials is one of community, hope and fairness sprouting from degradation. This exhibition posets wider questions of where humankind sits currently and where it might go from here at a time of extrapolating personal, cultural and environmental crisis.
’Protected by Alarms’ is curated by Joseph Clarke featuring works by Sarah Ball, Henry Hussey, David Kim Whittaker, Tim Shaw, Sax Impey, Jamie Mills, Roger Thorp, Jim Carter, Richard Nott, Andrew Litten, Laura J Adams, David Cooper, Samuel Bassett, Carlos Zapata, Abbie Trayler Smith and Paul Benney.
25th October to 16th November 2019
Tuesday to Saturday – 11 am to 4 pm