An account of weekly workshops by Isabel Dickens
We’re excited to release SCHEMING - a new mini publication by writer Joey Simons and an Easterhouse response to ESTATE - a dystopian model village by KLF founder Jimmy Cauty. On show at Platform until 30 July 2021, the experience features four abandoned concrete tower blocks at 1:24 scale (around 2 metres high) housed in a 40-foot shipping container.
Inspired by the history of community newspapers, pamphlets and leaflets found in archives of the past, SCHEMING was created by Joey with contributions from Jim Ferguson and Cathy McCormack. An energetic response that touches on the history of Easterhouse and Glasgow as a whole, offering a fascinating historical insight that is thought provoking, rooted with people and place. Available as a hand out at when viewing ESTATE and you can also read it HERE.
In 2016 Joey penned a response for The Aftermath Dislocation Principle tour and has since undertook extensive research into the radical history of Easterhouse including the creation of a publication dedicated to the work of Freddy Anderson. You can read Let Us Act For Ourselves here. Joey’s research has led to his vast knowledge of Easterhouse, in particular, its housing history, sifting through archive boxes in Mitchell Library and others in neighbourhoods across Glasgow.
VISIT ESTATE AT PLATFORM
Two years in the making, the third and final instalment of a decade long series of miniature sculpture projects by Jimmy Cauty arrived at Platform at the end of June 2021 for a month long residency. Free to attend, ESTATE follows A Riot in a Jam Jar (2011 – 2013) and The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (2014 – 2016) that Platform had the privilege of hosting in November 2016 at Platform.
The structure consists of 4 brutalist concrete tower blocks standing 17 floors high housed in a 40 foot shipping container. Audiences are invited to move through the container to experience the worlds that have been created. Offering the chance to see the highly detailed artworks up close and experience FULL SCOTTISH mode of lights, smoke, wind and noise. A refreshing attack on the senses following a year of Covid lockdowns and restrictions.
More information and to come along and view ESTATE click here. Entry is free.