Power Walk: Constantine Gras

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

27 Apr 2019 - 2:00 PM

Power Walk:
Constantine Gras

Tickets will be available to book via Eventbrite from 1st April 2019

Constantine Gras, a former artist-in-residence for Grenfell Tower, leads a multi-vocal walk that uncovers the histories of resistance and reproductive labour in North Kensington.

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Constantine Gras is a multimedia artist who works with archives to explore the link between memory, emotion and history. This involves original research and culminates in multi stranded projects with collaborative input from other artists or participants. Filmmaking is at the expressive heart of his practice. His films employ a dialectical approach to image making that produce meditative, elegiac outcomes. Constantine was the first community artist to be employed by the V&A Museum. He has recently worked as artist in residence at both Lancaster West and Silchester estates in North Kensington, working with residents who live in the shadow of Grenfell Tower.


Influenced by the Situationists' dérive, the Power Walks programme brings to life the Actual RealityOS data, highlighting issues around social housing, low wage work, histories of resistance and the accessibility of the city. The three walks and a tour have been created in conversation with campaigns, community groups, and organisations local to the areas surrounding the Serpentine, and will take place throughout the duration of Hito Steyerl's Power Plants exhibition. Each walk and tour tell a story of the hidden and not so hidden inequalities from the point of view of those most affected.


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POWER WALK: Constantine Gras

POWER WALK: Constantine Gras

Reproduced from RBKC Local Studies and Archives: Mrs Hales walking to the wash house