Spike Island

Test Space: Episodes in Cultural Imperialism


3 to 11 October 2015



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Preview: Friday 9 October, 69pm

An exhibition by Simon Hood in collaboration with Spike Island volunteers, presenting a body of work focusing on the metamorphosis of studio 108.2 at Spike Island into the independent country The Democratic Republic of Free People(s). Hood founded the country and became its democratic leader following a year-long coma from which he emerged with an interest in freedom and democracy.

Test Space is programmed by studio holders based at Spike Island and offers artists a chance to exhibit new works and test ideas. Artists from within the Spike Island community and beyond are included.