26 to 27 August 2017, 1–5pm V22 Louise House

BASECAMP is an opportunity for artists Kelly Large and Flora Parrott to explore common and parallel themes within their work. The props and discussions that are developed over the time in the V22 Summer Club will be expanded into a program of talks, screenings and workshops.

The title ‘Basecamp’ comes from Parrott’s recent residency at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in 2016. Basecamp; a place of anticipation, tension, team dynamics, boredom, excitement, waiting and possibility. The artists will invite speakers, other artists, student groups and members of the public into the Basecamp to work through a series of questions.

The sessions will have an informal structure and will evolve according to the dynamic of the group in attendance and will be an opportunity to look at the literal, geographical basecamp and to draw parallels with imaginary landscapes. It will also look at the group dynamics and behaviors of the real and imagined expedition.

On the final day of the project there will be a series of talks and screenings to accompany the findings, viewed from within the Basecamp.

Saturday 26 August, 1-4pm

Study Group: Drop-in anytime between 12-4pm to take part in BASECAMP activities with artists Flora Parrott and Kelly Large. 

Sunday 27 August, 2-4pm

Workshop: Join the BASECAMP workshop with artists Kelly Large, Flora Parrott and Professor Harriet Hawkins at 2pm. 

Open to all, the workshop will include film clip screenings, performance and drawing 'tasks' that explore the themes of the project: anticipation, tension, boredom, team dynamics and leadership.

Anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Kelly Large is an artist and curator. Her multi-disciplinary practice engages with acts of public appearance and the agency attached to ‘being visible’; especially how different registers of visibility and public-ness are entangled with the social relations of art practice and its presentation.

Flora Parrott is an artist currently studying for a PhD in Geography at Royal Holloway University, her work, is concerned with intuitive and tacit knowledge, and with the endeavour to capture ungraspable experience. 

Kelly Large

Flora Parrott

Venue info

V22 Louise House

Dartmouth Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3HZ

(Between Forest Hill Pools and Forest Hill Library)

Overground: Forest Hill
Bus: 122, 176, 197