August 21, 2011 - Artangel - Ryan Gander’s Locked Room Scenario
August 21, 2011

Ryan Gander’s Locked Room Scenario

Ryan Gander, “Locked Room Scenario,” 2011.

Ryan Gander
Locked Room Scenario
30 August–23 October 2011

Londonewcastle Depot
1–3 Wenlock Road, London N1 7SL
Tuesday–Sunday, 12noon–8pm (last admissions 7.30pm)
A timed entry system applies, advance booking is essential.

Audio Obscura
13 September–23 October 2011

Lower concourse, St Pancras International Station, London NW1 2QP
(between Marks & Spencer and Le Pain Quotidien)
Open daily 12 noon–8pm (last headsets dispensed 7.30pm)

1395 Days without Red
29 September–23 October 2011

10–12 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QU
Open Tuesday–Sunday
For daily screening times, see

Artangel is delighted to announce Locked Room Scenario, the most ambitious project to date by British artist Ryan Gander, on display in East London from 30 August to 23 October 2011.

Locked Room Scenario will take place in a warehouse in Hoxton. Inside a white cube exhibition space will be a diverse range of work from sculptures, paintings and photographs to performance and video. When visitors arrive, the building will be open but the exhibition will appear to be closed.

Offering only fragmentary glimpses of an enigmatic group show, inaccessible spaces, partially visible artworks and leftover or discarded pieces of information, Locked Room Scenario will invite the viewer to adopt a detective’s mentality to piece together the available clues, scrutinise detail, and imagine what cannot be seen. An accumulation of evidence and encounters with objects, information and passers-by may precipitate an unnerving awareness of fact and fiction beginning to merge.

Locked Room Scenario is one of three major Artangel projects presented in London this autumn. The programme also includes the London premieres of two new commissions launched earlier this year at the Manchester International Festival.

1395 Days without Red is a cinematic project by Šejla Kamerić and Anri Sala in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers. The new commission, comprising two separate works made from material developed and filmed together in Sarajevo, is showing at a specially customised space in Victoria from 29 September to 23 October 2011.

Audio Obscura, a new sound work by award-winning poet and novelist Lavinia Greenlaw conceived for the public spaces of St Pancras International, will be an aural version of the camera obscura, a framed and heightened reflection of the passing world. It takes place from 13 September to 23 October 2011.

For more information on all Artangel autumn projects, please visit
Artists in conversation are listed at

Locked Room Scenario is commissioned and produced by Artangel with the support of Londonewcastle and Lisson Gallery.

Audio Obscura is commissioned and produced by Artangel and Manchester International Festival, with the kind cooperation of Network Rail. Artangel gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Emmanuel Roman.

1395 Days without Red is commissioned by Artangel with Manchester International Festival, Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester), Fundació Museu D’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), enabled by Han Nefkens, H+F patronage, Festival d’Automne (Paris), Arts Council England, European Cultural Foundation, Film Fund Sarajevo, Marian Goodman Gallery (New York), Hauser & Wirth (London & Zurich). Co-produced by Artangel and SCCA/ The London presentation of the project is generously supported by Gérard Faggionato and Dasha Shenkman.

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