Friday 16 February 2018

Year 2068 - Sarah Lerota - Small World Futures

Sara Lerota #unsettledgallery No.1
Small World Futures is a collection of 38 miniature sculptures depicting what life could look like in years to come. Each of these small artworks will be placed in public spaces (#unsettledgallery) around London Bridge. Every day throughout February we will be featuring one of these worlds here on the website. A writer will also use the world as inspiration to create something new and fresh, their words describing the shape of a new world.

Today we discover the Small World Future of.... Sara Lerota

The Daily Londoner, 16th February 2068
Big Bong was almost entirely covered in scaffolding again today as repair work continues apace on the iconic 300ft clock tower. The world-famous clock face was barely visible as wooden scaffolding rose up above its hands for the second time this century. The renovation project has caused controversy as it means removing Big Bong’s iconic fibreglass Gorilla for up to four years due to health and safety concerns for workers.

A spokeswoman for the House of Commons said: "The commissions expressed their disappointment that the Disney Corporation has removed Boris the Gorilla. We are a national of animal lovers whether they be fibreglass or otherwise”

But the Commons has confirmed that Boris will still ring in the New Year and make an appearance for Remembrance Day, as well as any other important national events.

Tourists disappointed by the removal of London's loveable ape can have their holiday selfies fixed for free the government have announced. Data storage company HomeOfficeInc is offering to digitally alter photos taken of the landmark to restore it to its former glory. The firm said a flood of customers had asked for the service and since it has more than 200,000 pictures of the clock tower and ape on file, the in-house Photoshop team are well-armed to transform snaps marred by the building works.

Alban Low

HomeOfficeInc (2068)
You can find Sara Lerota's Small World Future tucked into the metal grills at the North end of Weston Street, London Bridge #unsettledgallery No.1. If you can find it then you can take it home, or perhaps you will leave it for someone else to discover.

Sara Lerota was born in 1989, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She represented her country by participating in a world art project "PLUS YOU" which brought together artists from all over the world and which was organized by Brigitte Williams and exhibited at Woburn Studios (Slade-UCL) in London, United Kingdom. Although she favours traditional mediums like acrylics and pencils for her art she is currently experimenting in the use of technology (3D modelling & 3D printing). Lerota recently exhibited some of this new conceptual work at the Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge with Art Language Location colleagues (Feb 2018).

Sara Lerota
Alban Low is involved in many creative projects, these include album artwork, publishing chapbooks, making films, maps, conceptual exhibitions, live performance and good old drawing. He is artist-in-residence at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St George's University of London. Low spends his evenings in the jazz clubs of London where he captures the exhilaration of live performances in his sketchbook. On Wednesday evenings he sketches the performers on the radio show A World in London at Resonance FM. He is about to open an exhibition of these drawings at the Yehudi Menuhin Concert Hall on the 14th February 2018.

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