tactileBOSCH Berlin: Black & Blue
Eröffnung und Performance: Freitag 30. Oktober 2015, 19 Uhr
Welsh and Wales-based artists at rosalux
Phil Babot | Jan Bennett | Andrew Cooper | Bob Gelsthorpe | Richard Gravelle | Beth Greenhalgh | Paul Hurley | Nicholas Lawrence & Simon Mitchel | Iwan Ap Huw Morgan | Jason Pinder | Sara Rees | Helene Roberts | Simkins&Belton | Liz Waterhouse
curated by Tereza de Arruda
An artist led collective, tactileBOSCH operated as a free-thinking creative environment for experienced and emerging practitioners alike, showcasing experimental, multimedia and cutting edge artwork in a post-industrial gallery setting. Inhabiting a 200 hundred year-old Victorian laundry building in Cardiff, Wales from 2000-2012, tactileBOSCH developed artists’ studios, exhibition spaces, international exchanges and a reputation for unique and memorable multi-platform exhibitions.
In 2013 the laundry building was destroyed by fire, but the collective continued to build on their already rich and complex dialogue between artist, audiences and spaces by inhabiting and transforming a range of venues and sites, from the semi-derelict to the pristine. Co-founder Kim Fielding, a Cardiffian who had also lived in San Francisco and New York, used to describe the ethos of tactileBOSCH as ‘the fist inside the velvet glove’. Behind his charming and persuasive persona was a deep and serious commitment to experimentation, collaboration and originality.
When in early 2014 Kim suddenly passed away, his many friends and fellow tactileBOSCH-ers came together in this spirit of mutual support and collaboration to mount ‘Paradise Lost’, a large-scale site-specific exhibition that served as both an homage to Kim and to launch a new award in his name. This process has consolidated a core group of artists keen to continue Kim’s work in championing multi-media, performance and experimental art. They have lost their original building and an irreplaceable friend and colleague; they are bruised and battered, black and blue. Still reeling from the blow but back on their feet, and in fighting form – BISH! BASH! BOSCH!
Wriezener Straße 12
31. 10. – 21. 11. 2015 | Sa. 15 – 18 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung