The Farringdon Factory is a month long residency, curated by artists Keira Greene and Natasha Cox. During this time KEEM, along with around 20 other artists, have unlimited access to a huge, disused office space on Farringdon Street. An update on our activities to follow soon...
Farringdon Street is a seven story building in the City of London. A
structure that has been stripped back to its basic form, it is a
soundproofed expansive space with enormous, lengthy rooms which look out
over the energy of the passing city. The hum of the building's past
activities echoes in this suspended space-in-waiting. 20 Farringdon
Street has six L-shaped floors, identical in dimension and vacuity. Each
is a blueprint of the last - like a strip of film waiting to be
the 25th November to 19th December, this empty space will become the
Farringdon Factory, a seven story open studio complex whereby the
curators and resident artists will plan live events, screenings, and
installations, performances and talks.
ground floor will be transformed into a constructed cinema, a space
that encourages discursive engagement. The facade is glass fronted, and
passers‐by will encounter screenings and events as they filter down
through the many levels of the building, and will be invited to become
part of the project in this communal and public space. Resident artists,
along with invited speakers, will present events that examine methods
of research and production linked to both film-making and the
temporality of the site. This curated programme will run during the
residency and will seek to connect the studio practice upstairs with
both visitors and the pedestrians on the street, locating the building
itself as a unique site for observation.