Seja Marginal, Seja Herói (Be Marginal, Be a Hero) parts 1-5
Part 5: Mess Hall, 18 May - 10 June
During 2007 Wysing re-located to central Cambridge, converting a discused car showroom in the Romsey area into a temporary gallery and project space. We invited five international artists' collectives to be resident in a programme that celebrated the marginal. The fifth collective to occupy the space were Mess Hall (USA).
Mess Hall from Chicago incorporated a whopping twelve different events into their residency – everything from clothes-making and franken-furniture recycling workshops to a communal hugging events and sewing workshops, which included sewing members of the public together via their clothes. As part of the residency Mess Hall hosted the independant publishing fair, Publish and Be Damned.
This photo shows members of Mess Hall with Sebastian Ramirez (second left) who was Wysing Curator at the time and curated Seja Marginal, Seja Herói.