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The exhibition evidences the practical research work Mark Riley has undertaken on the nature of specific spaces that philosophers have used in order to think and write.

Opening Night: 7th April 6 – 9pm


Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s hut at Skjolden (constructed between 1914 and 1918) in Norway stood as a solitary architectural marker in Wittgenstein’s life as it was the only structure designed and built purposefully for his own personal interests and preoccupations. It was a place for him to experience a union of clarity and entanglement and a rootedness of philosophical thought in everyday life. Subsequently, the site of this unassuming and isolated building has become a place of pilgrimage and myth regarding its occupant. Following Wittgenstein’s death in 1951, the hut was dismantled and removed from the site. What remains is the stone foundation on which the wooden building once stood.

Thinking Place12140788_10153701848703401_9179478436722723802_n consists of the presentation of a series of architectural objects/models that are attempts to ‘reimagine’ Wittgenstein’s hut using the limited available visual resources. In addition, the exhibition will include photographs and drawings and field notes that reflect the breadth and variety of visual and practical research that Mark Riley has undertaken over the past two years. This will encourage the audience to engage with the buildings as more than just aesthetic objects. It will allow them to be read on a number of levels and put them in an historical, cultural and topographic context that links past, present and future.

Gallery Opening Times
Monday to Friday
9am to 10pm
10am to 2pm

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Thinking Place

When: April 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Repeats: Daily until April 24, 2016
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Where: Oxford House
Derbyshire St, London E2, UK
Free Contact: Mark Rileyformdemon@msn.com
Oxford House
Derbyshire Street,
Bethnal Green,
London E2 6HG
020 7739 9001

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