Performance by Adam Christensen at the Buzz or Howl Opening.

Buzz or Howl collaboration with Alastair Frazer.

Shelf containing documention folders of previous events at the Woodmill and publications containing work by some of the studio artists.

On the occasion of Buzz or Howl, an exhibition at the Woodmill (10th September 2010 – 26th September 2010) curated by Alastair Frazer, the P.A.S.T. Projects Library and Archive will be exhibiting a new collaboration developed by Frazer and P.A.S.T. Projects. The library will host archive material and documentation from the two groups exhibiting as a part of Buzz or Howl. The exhibition will showcase work by two assembled groups whose work is connected by fluid associations with each other, established by collaboration, interaction and social connections. After the exhibition the material on display will then be made accessible within the library space to the Woodmill community and visitors.


Buzz or Howl at The Woodmill | Starts Friday 10th September 7-10pm

The Woodmill presents ‘Buzz or Howl’- an exhibition that peers into production emerging from a collective energy. Revealed is the work of two invited groups, who find alchemy and narrative through a strange social chemistry.
85A Collective will realise a new installation that provides intoxicant glimpses into other worlds and fictions- a portal into a darkened chasm of experience, with echoes of German Expressionism and Dada. As a cooperative group of Glasgow based artists, they come together around a shared vision of transgressive theatricality and cinematic brooding. Their exploration and ‘sideways’ approach to Industry is found through a distinct immersion in kinetic/ action sculpture, painting and performance.
Simultaneously, the Hangar Space will provide a scene for Ben Burgis and circle of associate London artists, purposefully summoned around his large revolving stage. With the milking-machine engine powering the installation’s centrepiece, the invited artists will convene together in the space with sculptural works, an evocation of characters, both loving and irreverent.
Through the relationships of the 18 artists in ‘Buzz or Howl’ are found elevatory moments of shared experience, confluences of interest and common desire, that explores a further source of purpose lurking behind individual artistic practice.
The opening night (10th September) will see live performances from both groups- 7pm onward.
There will also be a special discussion event taking place on Saturday 25th October.
Exhibition curated by Alastair Frazer.

Opening times: Thursday - Sunday / 12 – 6pm
Tube: Bermondsey, London Bridge
Bus: 1, 42, 78, 188, C10

Supported by ACAVA