A Cascade is triggered, sequential, rational and irrational. In the framework of social theory, it refers to the ways, in which information is spread, often like wildfire, and sometimes unwittingly. It can can be a trending hashtag or a collapsing ceiling; subtle and sweeping, all manner of transformation is within reach of the cascade. Cascades erode a mountainside, wipe clean and redefine landscapes, synthesise separate elements or trigger social change. A starting point is determined and often accidental, results unpredictable.

In this project, several members from POST Artists’ Network are using cascades as a starting point and a methodology to explore the past, present and future facets of the space – using its aesthetical, contextual and material aspects to look at textures and architecture, history, scale and locality. POST will investigate the literal and metaphorical collisions, erosions and interruptions that have shaped the space in past and present incarnations.

Altering perceptions of structure, situation and narrative works postulate possible futures for the space, affecting the next wave of the Cascade and enforcing an artificially incurred progression, thus bringing under scrutiny contemporary notion of space. The development of online spaces and communities and the growing impact of artificial venues have triggered exponential distortions of our use of space. Disembodied communities, portable cinemas and augmented reality are now common sights; POST investigate how these notions can be married to concrete, wood and metal.

Curators: Olga Koroleva and Samantha Penn

Artists: Marco Cali, Catalina Garces de los Rios, Heather Jones, Matthew Kay, Olga Koroleva, Pippa Kozserek, Rebecca Leach, Ilka Leukefeld, Fiona Long, Paula Morison, John O’Hare, Samantha Penn, Matthew Roberts, Jenny Rolfe Herbert, Melanie Russell, Natasha Vicars, Mary Yacoob

Studio 180
180 Lambeth Road
London SE1 7JY

Private View Thursday 3 October 18:00 – 21:00
Exhibition Friday 4 October – Sunday 6 October 11:00 – 18:00

POST members Helena Wee and collaborative group BBKP also participated in the Art Licks Weekend in Asia Elects, an exhibition about the presidential elections of Duriana, a fictitious country somewhere between South and East Asia, at the Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR