Assemble Residency: Breaking Bread
Fri 20 - Sat 28 Nov
We are delighted to announce that this winter, Turner Prize-nominated Assemble will be in residence at Chapter with a brief to explore the various roles we play in Canton, Cardiff and the wider world. Over a series of shared meals with artists, staff, tenants, neighbours and other institutions and groups working across Cardiff and visual art in the UK, Assemble will host informal and open conversations about what Chapter is and how it imagines itself, the impact it has, and the role of art and arts centre's in the day-to-day life of a city.
The discussions will range from explorations of the relationship between international profile and local usefulness; the role of galleries in nurturing art practice at all stages of an artist's career - and the practical challenges of both the Chapter building and organisation.
Through this, Assemble hope to collaboratively build a picture of what Chapter is now and of how it can shape its ambitions for the future, with a view to better understanding the role that the design and building might play in allowing it to flourish through the next few phases of its life.
Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art. Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, Assemble has since delivered a diverse and award-winning body of work, whilst retaining a democratic and co-operative working method that enables built, social and research based work at a variety of scales, both making things and making things happen. Giles and Amica - who will head up the residency at Chapter - are founding members of Assemble. Amica has been heavily involved in the origin, creation and development of Baltic Street Adventure Playground in Glasgow. Giles is currently working across a number of projects from a healthy chicken–shop to an alternative city plan for Vancouver. Both are interested in the role of the amateur, and of amateur making, in the development of architectural practice.
Giles and Amica were in and around the building between 20 and 28 November. There are currently undertaking research and will return in the New Year. Check back for further details.
More info about assemble at: www.assemblestudio.co.uk
This residency is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.