Hyperlink Festival - Sail Away at Tate Modern
Sail Away in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern took place between the 26-28th April. This interactive installation was a great success. Around 800 people contributed by making and adding their boat and thousands came to see and enjoy it.
Sail Away Turbine Hall Tate Modern 2013. Photo by Tine Bech 2013
The installation took up the main exhibition space in the Turbine Hall and consisted of a huge flotilla of small boats made out of old money, maps and travel tickets snaking through the space. Exploring the idea of ‘six degrees of separation’, the theme of the Hyperlink Festival, Sail Away considered connections through travel, trade, mapping, personal and social histories. The materials used represent the unknown links we have with the past and each other, connecting us to all of the people who have handled the materials in the past. Boats are often symbolic of the transition from the material to the spiritual world, acting as carriers for our dreams, vessels for our adventures and crafted for escape. Read more.
Curated by Tate Collective. Funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Interaction Sail Away Tate
Sail Away Susan Stockwell 2013
The Art of Walking: A Field Guide. Book Launch and Pop-Up Show
Taking a Line for a walk, 2002
Susan’s piece Taking a Line for a Walk from 2002 is included in a new book The Art of Walking: A Field Guide Edited by David Evans. The book examines different types of walkers, from Dandies to Pilgrims, as well as the relationship that walking has had with 20th century art. Read more…
Susan’s work will be shown at the Book Launch and Pop Up Exhibition on Saturday 18th May. David Evans is in conversation with Peter Liversidge at 3.30pm.
The Art of Walking: A Field Guide
by David Evans
Available from March 12, 2013
Published by Black Dog Publishing
Tate Modern project Hyperlink is part of the Circuit program backed by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to support young people to make art. As a part of this launch event Susan will be making an installation called Sail Away in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern 26th-28th April.
Sail Away 2013
Sail Away is a large scale installation featuring hundreds of small boats made from paper money, tickets and maps. In mythology boats are symbolic of the transition from the material to the spiritual world and are carriers for our dreams as well as vessels for adventures, war, escape and journeys. Based on ideas of connections through travel, trade and trade routes, mapping and colonial/personal histories, Sail Away invites you to interact with the work by adding your own boats to the flotilla on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April.
Whats Going On Usher Gallery Lincoln
Silver Thread of Empire
Sail Away (detail), 2013
‘Silver Thread of Empire’ was an exhibition of Susan’s work at the Patrick Heide Gallery in London. The show was made up of a variety of new work including her sculpture BedBook and her installation Sail Away. The show continued Susan’s exploration of the history of Empire, trade routes and currency. Read more…
Silver Thread of Empire
17th January to 23rd of February 2013
Patrick Heide Gallery
Church Street, London NW8 8EE
Love Me Tender
America an Imperial State, 2010
‘Love Me Tender’ is an exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Seattle, Washington that opens on 22rd February. This exhibition focuses on the uses of money by various artists interested in exploring systems of exchange and value. Read more…
Susan will be giving a lecture at the museum on Saturday 23rd February.
Love Me Tender
22nd February to 16th May
Bellevue Arts Museum
A new book called ‘Geographism’ edited by Frederica Sala features Susan’s work and others such as Alighiero Boetti, Vic Muniz, Chris Kenny and Jacob Dahlgren. It includes her piece World, 2011; a large scale public sculpture permanently installed at the University of Bedfordshire. Read more…
London Calling Tehran at the London Print Studio
An exchange exhibition with artists from Tehran and London resulting in a portfolio edition and limited edition print. Susan is showing a paper-cut map work alongside 19 other artsist including Faisal Abdhu-Allah, Satch Hoyt and Joe strummer. March 15th - April 20th 2013.
South London Arteries. Susan Stockwell 2007