|Ann Kopka #unsettledgallery No.8|
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.... Ann Kopka
The Year is 5046...
We have been released. There are infinitely many of us
but we are each on our own. That was made clear at the briefing. Each
of us is deliberately unique as uniformity has proved to be our
undoing. We must learn to trust, nay celebrate, chance - hard after
decades of attempting to master it. Our leader was inspired by the
legendary dandelion plant which after centuries of presumed
extinction was found thriving, evolved, imperfect. Not all of you
will survive or be happy, she said, but I realise now that
uncertainty is life and we have been keeping you from it. I cannot
come with you, she said and we all saw that her eyes were shockingly
wet, on behalf of the past, I apologise.
You can find Ann Kopka's Small World Future at the back of the Greenwood Theatre on Snowsfields, #unsettledgallery No.8. If you can find it
then you can take it home, or perhaps you will leave it for someone
else to discover.
studied Fine Art at Central St Martins College of Art
and Design and the City Lit. She has studied The Practices and
Debates of Modern Art and graduated with a First Class Honours degree
from The Open University. She has also studied Museum Curating at
Tate Modern. Kopka has exhibited in London, the UK and USA. Her work
is held in private collections in France, Spain, UK, Australia and
Australia. Her experimental work engages with the research, process
and transformation of discarded everyday ephemera and disposable
objects of little or no intrinsic value. Through the concept of
‘making something out of nothing’ Kopka seeks to draw attention
to the throwaway nature of consumer society and question our
perception of its value systems.
enjoys putting words on paper and believes that
everyone has a book of some sort inside them. She lives in
Twickenham, UK with her rather charming family. She has published two
chapbooks Dementia (2015) and recently School Run (2017).
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