This venue is wheelchair accessible, please ask our Festival Assistants for support upon arrival at the venue. There are no toilets at this venue.
All interpretation panels will be available in large print format in the space and online here.
The artist welcomes conversation and interaction with the public during the performance. We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation or audio descriptions however.
All events will be live streamed in turn on the gallery’s instagram account throughout the course of the evening.
11am – 5pm, 6pm – 11pm continuous
The disused Police Station on Brick Lane is repurposed by Abbas Zahedi as a social space, the Brick Lane Foundation, open to highlight the concerns of the local community whose spaces and visibility have been impacted by the gentrification of East London. Community and festival audiences will be invited to offer feedback, considering the question ‘how does it feel?’
Brick Lane Foundation, 2021
Site-specific installation, community engagement programme in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Councillor Puru Miah and Whitechapel Gallery
Abbas Zahedi (b. 1984, London) studied medicine at University College London, before completing his MA at Central Saint Martins in 2019. His interdisciplinary practice blends contemporary philosophy, poetics, and social dynamics with performance, sound, sculpture, and moving-image. With an emphasis on how personal and collective histories interweave, Zahedi makes connections whenever possible with people involved in the particular situations upon which he focuses, to invite others into the conversation.
Selected exhibitions: Ouranophobia SW3, Chelsea Sorting Office (2020); Brent Biennial (2020), London; How To Make A How From A Why? , South London Gallery, London (2020); In Hindsight… (2020), Bladr, Copenhagen; B (2019) Belmacz, London; Degree Show (2019) Central Saint Martins, London; The Age of New Babylon (2019) Lethaby Gallery, London; Diaspora Pavilion (2018), Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton; Pressure Makes Diamonds (2018), Rich Mix, London; appetite (2018), Apiary Studios, London; Diaspora Pavilion (2017), Venice Biennale, Venice; rb&hArts (2008), Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including: Thinking Time, Artangel (2020); Jerwood Arts Bursary (2019); Aziz Foundation Academic Scholarship (2018); and Khadijah Saye Memorial Fund Scholarship (2017). He is represented by Belmacz, London.