Gasworks is a contemporary arts organisation in South London housing 12 artists' studios and presenting a programme of exhibitions, residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Gasworks focuses on visual arts practice, working discursively with emerging UK-based and international artists towards the development of their work. Through its programme, Gasworks aims to contribute to the dissemination of contemporary arts practice to a wider audience. Gasworks is part of the Triangle Arts Trust's international network of artists and organisations.
Artist studio or collective, Gallery
Wed-Sun 12-6pm or by appointment
 ↔ AiS&SiA
- 24 June 2017 From 2pm
2pm, free to attend, no booking required.
As part of his current residency at Gasworks, Aleš Čermák presents  ↔ AiS&SiA, a new work featuring performance, video and sound. Based around his recently published essay of the same name,  ↔ AiS&SiA considers the weaponization of commercially available drones by both the military and non-professionals, and how this affects our understanding of modern warfare.
Invisible movements → apparitions inserted into the myriads of industrial products → flowing one over the other. Magical captivity needs no weapons → it usurps → it binds, impeding each contest.
The twenty-first century is turning out to be a unique mixture of incompetence and brilliance → of state-of-the-art technology and primitivism → of softness and brutality. The twenty-first century is a landscape of swords and magic. The world has become coarse, ignorant, and at the same time wonderfully sophisticated → intelligent. All of this can coexist.
Written & Concept by Aleš Čermák
Performed by Jindřiška Křivánková
Sound design & Composition by Matouš Hejl
This event is part of the Summer Open Studios 2017.
This event and Aleš Cermák's residency are supported by Czech Centre, London and Arts Institute, Prague.
- Any age
Summer Open Studios
- 24 June 2017 12-6pm
Drop by and get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists' have been developing over the past three months.
Claudia Pagès (Spain), Aleš Čermák (Czech Republic), Ieva Kraule (Latvia), Minja Gu (South Korea).
Open Studios 12-6pm
Artist Talks 4pm
- Family friendly
155 Vauxhall Street
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020 7582 0159