The Kiosk was a small, self-contained exhibition space that operated between 2000 and 2010 on the corner of Manchester, Lichfield, and High Streets in Christchurch’s city centre. Originally commissioned and designed by the Oblique Trust, programming and administration of the Kiosk were handed over to The Physics Room Trust in 2003.
While the Kiosk was much-loved it was often abused by passers-by. In ten years it played host to over 100 projects and then, in late 2010, it mysteriously disappeared. According to the Kiosk website it “departed on a voyage to the future!”
In this exhibition of new work by Eddie Clemens, the Kiosk makes a return. Using video, performance, and sculptural installation, Clemens will explore the history of the Kiosk through a number of perspectives including his own exhibition history (he currently holds the record for most solo shows inside the Kiosk), as well as the institutionally-recorded history via website text, and histories collected from past artists, staff, and Directors.
Hero image: Remake of the Kiosk‘s roof in Morris Surfboards shaping room. Photo: Eddie Clemens.
Gallery image: Eddie Clemens, Kiosk: Directors' Commentary (still), 2020.