Signs of Life : Part 2

Artists (London):

Bram Thomas Arnold
Jane Bailey
Clive A Brandon
Justine Blau
Anna Chapman
Rodney Dee
Catalina Garces de los Rios
Sharon Haward
Zara Jane Little
Ilka Leukefeld
Ruth Martindale
Ray Murphy
John O'Hare
Luke Ottridge
Emily Speed
The Unasked-for Public Art Agency



A series of interventions and performance tour
that took place in Colliers Wood, South London
on 15 and 16 November 2008


Curators - Pippa Koszerek and John O'Hare
Co-ordinator - Pippa Koszerek
Documentation Co-ordinator - Justine Blau
Press - Sharon Haward, Pippa Koszerek and John O'Hare
Map Design - Anna Chapman
Volunteer Co-ordinator and installation logistics - Ray Murphy
Volunteer Recruitment - Justine Blau, Pippa Koszerek and Ilka Leukefeld
Website Design - Pippa Koszerek

Tour Logistics - Pippa Koszerek
Tour Guide/Actor - Adam Bone
Scriptwriter - Daniel Marsh
Tour Guide's Assistants - Rodney Dee, Abigail Lion and Ed Naujokas

Volunteers - Rodney Dee, Meera Dabir, Katie Gilman, Daniella Rose King, Olga Koroleva, Abigail Lion, Ruth Martindale, Ed Naujokas, Sonia Pašo-Rocchia, Ioanna Pantazopolou, Marta Rodriguez Cervinho, Jenny Rolfe Herbert, Sam, Maria Tsartali

Project Concept/Press Release

Sixteen artists, a tour guide and a scriptwriter respond to unusual and overlooked outdoor spaces in South London. The artists dissect, re-arrange and re-imagine disused and contested spaces creating thought-provoking interventions, hidden installations and humorous performances amongst the suburban fabric of Colliers Wood. The artists take another look from a variety of vantage points at this quiet London area, home to Europe's largest supermarket, William Morris' Textile Mills and dominated by 'London's worst building, 2006'.

Come along at 3pm on the Saturday to follow a tour guide like no other around the artworks and uncover the mystery of Colliers Wood. What happens when a bridge goes nowhere and chunks start falling off the tower of doom?

Signs of Life emerged out of a dialogue (Three Weeks) between artists Pippa Koszerek and John O'Hare. It is the first project to involve artists from Final Intervention, a recently formed UK-wide network of early and mid career artists and curators interested in exploring overlooked and derelict spaces. Considering what constitutes a disused site they have both chosen spaces in their respective environments, South London and Liverpool that offer very different perspectives on notions of 'final' and 'Intervention' taking the mystery of each location as a point of departure.

This project involves artists from a number of networks including: Final Intervention, Post and Wolstenholme Projects.