Passengers – Publication

  • Passengers – Publication

Passen-gers is a site-specific exhibition series that explores the historical, social and material contexts of prominent sites and architecture. For its inaugural series artists Mark Siebert, Paula Smolarska, Evy Jokhova, Julie F Hill, Theodoros Stammatogiannis and Xiaowen Zhu presented work sequentially that explored the real and imaginative associations of the Brunswick Centre – a Modernist, mixed residential and commercial development in Bloomsbury, London. A community project by photographer Ben Blossom and a public programme of talks, events, dinners and screenings accompanied the series. The exhibitions were hosted and supported by Gauld Architecture.

The publication brings together the following:

• Specially commissioned essays by Rory Olcayto, Timothy Dixon, Farrah Jarral, Paul Carey-Kent, Rory O'Connor and Francesca Girelli
• A transcript of a panel discussion following a screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger at Curzon Bloomsbury (1975) featuring architect David Levitt who worked with architect Patrick Hodgkinson on The Brunswick; architect Takero Shimazaki who designed the refurbished Curzon Bloomsbury cinema and was chaired by broadcaster and writer Farrah Jarral. The conversation reflects on the use of architecture in film and the social and political forces that have shaped what The Brunswick is today.

• Full colour reproductions of exhibition imagery
• Photography from Villagers, a community project by photographer Ben Blossom who provided residents with disposable cameras to document each other and test the notion of the village set forth by the centre’s architect Patrick Hodgkinson
• Historical photographs of the Brunswick Centre by Richard Einzig
• An introductory text and images of the summative exhibition Multiplex by
Gauld Architecture

Book specification:
Title: Passen-gers Series 1: The Brunswick Centre
Publisher: PETREL ISBN: 978-0-9572687-4-6
Number of pages: 112pp Softback, 170 × 240 mm