The Showroom

Interstitial Zone

Saturday 16 May 2015, 12–7pm

Performance by Girolamo Marri at 4pm


Interstitial Zone takes the form of cross-practice research around the concept of the archive.

The project aims to generate a core of knowledge through a series of recorded conversations with different professionals that each relate to the archive. Each contributor has selected one image to represent their conversation with the project curators.

This visual and audio material will be displayed in The Showroom's studio space for one day and will be activated by a performance by artist Girolamo Marri at 4pm. A drinks reception will follow.

This display aims to set out this 'Interstitial Zone', understanding it as a moment of disruption when the mind tries to link a conversation with an image. It is in this space where visitors can interact, experiment, project their own imagination and subjectivity and reenact the research process from a different angle.

The event will be considered part of a process that attempts to create new ways of working together, and re-think the relationship between research and practice. It aims to test new curatorial strategies, using the exhibition space to achieve new possibilities for knowledge production.

Contributors: Ferran Adrià, Franko B, Graciela Carnevale, Linne Ellegard, Carla di Falco, Naiza Khan, Henry Lydiate, Bartomeu Marí, Rosell Meseguer, Gregor Muir, Dominique Paini, Lia Perjovschi, Pepe Ribas, Pamela Sepúlveda, Dr. Claudia Wedepohl, Nayia Yiakoumaki

Interstitial Zone is curated by Amanda Masha Caminals, Lavinia Filippi, Léa Herbeth and Rafael Barber Cortell from the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, and is one of four interim projects taking place in May 2015. See for further details.

The project will also be on view at X Marks the Bökship at Matt’s Gallery, Wednesday 20 May – Saturday 23 May, 12–6pm

Girolamo Marri was born in 1980. Currently on the MA Fine Art (Sculpture/Performance) at the Royal College of Art in London, he also holds a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins and studied on a two-year illustration course at the Ecole Saint-Luc of Brussels. His most recent shows include: Heckle at Bosse and Baum, London (2015); The Residency 2. Working day. at firstsite, Colchester (2015); Can You Pay My Bills? 2 at DeptfordX Festival, London (2014); Ghost of a Talk 3 at Galleria OltreDimore, Bologna (2014); Can You Pay My Bills? at Flat Time House, London (2014) and Friktioner Festival at Uppsala City Museum, Uppsala (2014).