Juneau Projects: Makers of the Multiverse 13 May –
10 June 2017
Pavilion Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 11.30am – 2pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4pm
Location: Piazza Terracina, Haven Road, EX2 4AR
Free admission (some ticketed events)
Spacex is pleased to present Makers of the Multiverse, a sculptural pavilion by Juneau Projects (Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler), located for four weeks at Exeter Quay on the Piazza Terracina. The pavilion will function as a shop and event venue, stocked with multiples by artists and makers and hosting live events.
Makers of the Multiverse has been developed with Spacex as a project that aims to expand the way artists and makers can show and sell affordable multiples. It proposes alternatives to more traditional art world structures and hierarchies by considering artists’ engagement with the role of distribution, pricing and accessibility of artwork.
“We are really interested in looking at affordable and sustainable ways that makers can promote and sell the things they produce and do. We have always had a D.I.Y. spirit and approach in our work and, increasingly, it feels like this is a useful quality to have in terms of maintaining an artistic practice. Online methods of marketing have opened wide the possibilities for people to promote and sell their work. We’re really excited to look at how this spirit can work offline too.” – Juneau Projects
The artworks for the exhibition have been sourced through an open call, inviting participants from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience to contribute multiples. The project has been developed from the artists’ long-standing interest in the creative impulse that makes people want to make things. Whether this is labeled arts practice, a hobby or a even a survival practice, Juneau Projects see a creative practice as an area of contention, with new systems, structures and value systems required to meet contemporary and future conditions.
Makers of the Multiverse is funded by
Arts Council England, Exeter City Council, Outset South West, Exeter Canal and Quay Trust and The Farringdon House Trust. It is supported by Exeter College and The University of Exeter.
About Juneau Projects
Juneau Projects was formed in 2001 by Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler.
The majority of their work includes playful, participatory elements and involves projection, sound, music, animation and installation. They are particularly interested in the rapidly increasing speed of technological development, and its associated obsolescence. Recent works have evolved from an exploration of the role of artists through fictional depictions of societies experiencing the aftermath of technological break down. www.juneauprojects.co.uk
This project sees Spacex’s continued relationship with the artists which stretches back to 2001.