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Beating the Bounds

July 18, 2019-12:00 pm - July 20, 2019-5:00 pm

17-19 July

17 July:  1pm – 7pm / Private View 5pm til 7pm
18 July: 3pm – 7pm
19 July: 12-7pm
20 July: 12-5pm

Private View: 17 July 5 -7pm

Beating the Bounds is a group exhibition of Central Saint Martins graduates, staff and students exploring the theme of boundaries, barriers and thresholds in Kings Cross and further afield.

The Parish of Old St Pancras contains the Kings Cross redevelopment and Argent’s1 67-acre private estate. The act of local people beating the bounds of their parish in 2019 is a political act. The local churches have soup kitchens for those excluded from Argent’s designed ‘experience’.

The exhibition is based on the ‘documentation’ of the Beating the Bounds of the Old St Pancras Parish that occurred in May 2019. The walk, a mediaeval custom to mark boundaries, encompassed parts of the parish boundary, an old burial ground and points of potential contention, including Kings Boulevard and Granary Square. A main element of the exhibition will be a soundscape of the walk itself, with photographic evidence of the boundary and the walk and participants. An installation incorporating the willow used to beat the bounds will also be constructed in situ.

Other works comment on aspects of the redevelopment of Kings Cross, the site specificity of the crypt and a contemplation of liminal boundaries and what it means to be human in this increasingly material world.


July 18, 2019-12:00 pm
July 20, 2019-5:00 pm
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