The project MOVE W I T H (OUT) is a further curatorial enquiry based on 2012 Something Human’s multidisciplinary project W I T H (OUT).

Set within the residential space of a converted Victorian flat, Brockspace, W I T H (OUT) brought together an interdisciplinary selection of artworks such as mixed media, photography, installation film, performance, talks and workshops, which questioned the notions of  “home”. Addressing an increasingly unstable global economic landscape, and drawing upon polynational understandings of the living space, the exhibition explored the ambivalent relationships between the interior and the exterior that plays out over issues such as identity, borders and migration, belonging and longing, and the tensions of navigating between the different spheres.

To further this curatorial enquiry, MOVE W I T H (OUT) turns this scope upon itself by creating a portable version of the exhibition to bring the works as a temporary performative intervention to cities across the world.

Initially working with artist, Valerie Grove, the old–style valise trunk was modified to house the exhibition, such that this trunk references travelling showcases and opens up as a performative spectacle. Artworks of photography, mixed media, ceramic sculpture, found objects, specially re-created by artists for the trunk are shared, and a programme of moving image works will be screened on portable tablet technologies.

At each new destination city, the MOVE W I T H (OUT) trunk is carried along a planned route that moves from a central terminal to locations of socio-cultural significance, whereby the travelling exhibition is opened for short periods. This perambulation references parallel migratory paths already taken. The physical gestural efforts involved not only make explicit the “curatorial crabwalk” involved in travelling exhibitions, as cited in Susan Hapgood’s article,[1] but also imitate similar stop-start exertions of previous migrants and travellers. Upon reaching the host gallery/art space, the exhibition trunk is displayed. Thereupon, a work by a local artist is placed in the trunk to be taken on route, and a work from the trunk is placed in the host space. This exchange of works not only symbolizes the cross-cultural transaction but also follows the narrative of the travelling/migrating, where objects are taken up and left behind continuously.

Artists include: Nicola Anthony, Zsuzsa Bakonyi, Sarah Choo JingJohn ClangMauro De Giorgi, Adolfina De StefaniNina Feldman,  Valerie GroveHoward HardimanGloria Houng, The Huddle, Andrea Inocêncio, Lynn LuMarija Milosevska, Jakrawal NilthamrongBill PsarrasAna Rodić, Samin SonCarlo Michele Schirinzi, ShakinArt, Malvina Tan, Ines Von BonhorstJason Wee.

With thanks to previous contributing artists (Berlin, London and Rome stops): Caroline Christie and Bobby LloydYingmei DuanAmanda GutierrezGourmandizing London, Lucia Lopez, Penzo + FioreHelen Omand, , The Light Surgeons, Clemens Von Wedemeyer.

[1] Hapgood, Susan, “Freedoms, Pitfalls, and the Crab Walk of the Travelling Exhibition Curator, The Exhibitionist, No. 7, edited by Jens Hoffman, Chelsea Haines and Lumi Tan, p57 -60


#1 Berlin          7th June 2013, Kreuzberg, in collaboration with G30.

#2 London    15th June 2013, Deptford, Enclave Block Party | 22nd June 2013, Brockley, Midsummer Fayre

#3 Rome         13th July 2013, in collaboration with Galleria D’arte Vista

#4 Venice        23rd and 24th November 2013, in collaboration with 3D Gallery and Officina delle Zattere

#5 Belgrade    30th November 2013, in collaboration with Remont Gallery

#6 Singapore    18th January 2014, in collaboration with The Arts House, Sculpture Square and Aliwal Arts Centre, in conjunction with Art Week 2014

#7 Budapest     21st November 2014, in collaboration with FFS, Studio of Young Photographers Hungary

#8 Skopje   10th September 2015, in collaboration with Dominium Cultural Hub

#9 Lisbon    26th September 2015, in collaboration with Magma Collective, Roundabout LX, and Largo Recidencias

#10 Nottingham    11th November 2016, in collaboration with Little Wolf Parade, Bonington Gallery and Nottingham Trent University.




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