Cabinet

Cabinet

As a sculptural, interactive experiment with the traditions, tricks and alchemy of etching and pop-up book construction this is a multimedia (adapted found material, film/photographic projection, paper architecture and etching) installation/exhibition  – a totemic filing cabinet structure containing a surreal archive of demolished buildings.  Audience peek into illuminated cabinets of curiosity –into peep hole/tunnel books…

Workshops

Workshops

As I learnt how to make pop-up books I shared skills in basic pop-up paper architecture. The Pop Up Pop Up project involved a pop-up assembly line open to the public and hosting workshops with drop in visitors and specific groups. I was happy to see the Building Exploratory Senior Bee’s who I ‘ve worked…

Prototypes

Prototypes

The very first outings of prototype pop-up books in a mock up site office at Cities Methodologies 2011. Here I tested out various moveable book forms from carousels to variations on transformations and volvelles.

The Games

The Games

Made in February 2007 ‘The Games’ staged a surreal DIY Olympics on amid the communities and sites that would make way for the London 2012 Olympics.   ‘Hilary Powell’s fifteen-minute film ‘The Games’ stages a surreal Olympics amid the disorientating wasteland sites set to become the 2012 London Olympic Park. It documents a condensed competition…

Salon de Refuse Olympique

Salon de Refuse Olympique

The ‘Salon de Refuse Olympique’ came about through a personal imperative to gather together creative and critical responses to the London Olympic development. The salon continued the work of Space studio’s Olympic Artist Forum and since 2007 I organised numerous events from film screenings onto the Olympic blue fence to gallery debates working with various…

Blue Movies

Blue Movies

To mark the removal of the blue fences that bordered the London Olympic site from July 2007 – June 2009 and their imminent replacement by high voltage electric fences I organised a guerilla screening event onto these fences before their removal. With mobile generator and projector an audience picnicked on the greenway before settling down…

Float in Cinema

Float in Cinema

As part of a continuous series of public events and creative responses to the development of the London 2012 Olympic Park I organised a film screening event at the former Counter Café on Fish Island opposite the Olympic stadium in progress. I invited Studio Superniche to bring their boats made out of the blue fence…

Wick Curiosity Shop

Wick Curiosity Shop

I was invited by publicworks to collaborate on setting up the Wick Curiosity Shop commissioned by space for the first Hackney Wick Festival 2008 and on other outings around the local area. This was an eclectic local collecting project and with public works at the helm has continued to grow as a small scale archive…

The Art of Dissent Book

The Art of Dissent…

Drawing on the works (the games, pudding mill river), networks (salon de refuse, wick curiosity shop) and events (blue movies,float in cinema) I had been working on and a series of ‘olympic artist’ monthly newsletters produced through 2008-9 the book The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London’s Olympic State edited with Isaac Marrero brings together…

PUDDING MILL RIVER: Purveyors of Sporting Spirits and Foodstuffs

PUDDING MILL RIVER: Purveyors…

Pudding Mill River was a long-term (2008-12) multifaceted project in food, film and fiction. Established in 2008 but forging an identity much more historic Pudding Mill River: Purveyors in Sporting Spirits and foodstuffs promoted itself as an established local wild food manufacturer evicted from the Olympic park site and forced to guerilla gather around its…

Oz

Oz

Combining experiments with green screen film and animation with concepts of legacy explored through work with the changing Olympic area this temporary installation laid out a theatrical mis en scene in which Dorothy/The Wizard of Oz/Ozymandias falls under the somnambulist spell of the poppies en route to a perfect future. The installation was staged at…

Light Years Away

Light Years Away

Throughout February 2009 strange events occurred regularly beneath the brutalist Archway Tower in North London as roller skaters came from near and far to don LED lights on legs,arms and heads and take part in making a film to illuminate Archway. In a very literal case of ‘Roll, camera, action’, residents, commuters and anyone passing…