Hi my name is Alison Marchant I'm based in Stratford Village E15 where I instigate Small World - contemporary art projects engaging local residents from my studio - the ground floor of my terrace house. I've shown my installations nationally and internationally. Galleries include: The Photographers Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Interim Art, Fox Talbot Museum, Ffotogallery, etc, and internationally at Franklin Furnace New York and Tokyo Metropolitan Museum,etc.
‘Tokyo Diary’ is a new installation I've constructed along the balconies of Stratford Circus and beneath glass across the cafe table tops. This installation is composed from pocket-size souvenirs from Japan. Packaging, event and travel tickets are enlarged, along with panoramic photos made on a throw-away card board camera in 1992. From collected items two decades ago this artwork re-emerges vintage, dream-like and futuristic.
'Tokyo Diary' is showing at Stratford Circus Arts Centre until 26 August 2015,
The cafe provide a selection of hot chocolates, coffees, cakes and dishes.
I'm usually on WIFI on the 1st floor, do introduce yourself if you wish to discuss the work, I'm happy to answer any questions.
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