Friday, 18 December 2009

Matt Roberts, Matt Lippiatt and Wendy Mayer in Conversation

Thursday 4 February 2010, 6-7.30pm
MRA Project Space, Unit 1, 25a Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG


Join Matt Roberts (curator) and artists from the Removed from the Eyes of Strangers exhibition as they discuss the notion of Freud’s ‘uncanny’ in contemporary art – with reference to their own practice – and share their experiences of developing this international touring exhibition in three venues across Europe.

Free entry, no booking required.

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Curator's Talk

Saturday 16 January 2010, 3pm
MRA Project Space, Unit 1, 25a Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG

Matt Roberts leads a tour around the Removed from the Eyes of Strangers exhibition, discussing the selected artists and format of the show. Using scale models of the venues included in the exhibition’s international tour, Matt Roberts will explain the development of the exhibition and his investigation into the theme of the ‘uncanny’ in contemporary art.

Free entry.

Booking essential, please email for bookings or more information.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Removed from the Eyes of Strangers at MRA Project Space, London

7 January – 6 February 2010
Friday to Sunday 12pm – 6pm (plus the first Thursday of each month 6pm9pm)
MRA Project Space, Unit 1, 25a Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG

Removed from the Eyes of Strangers brings the work of four emerging British artists -Rachel Goodyear, Matt Lippiatt, Wendy Mayer, Pete Smith- to MRA Project Space. This is the final leg of the international exhibition, following a tour of Galleri Andersson/Sandström in Umeå, northern Sweden, and Co-Lab. in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Removed from the Eyes of Strangers is the culmination of a four-year research project. We asked these artists to develop new work that draws inspiration from the writings of Sigmund Freud, especially in relation to his seminal essay ‘The Uncanny’. Although there have been many exhibitions focusing on this theme, Removed from the Eyes of Strangers is unique in that it has supported new commissions that do more than simply reference Freud’s theory.

The final exhibiting artists attempt to engineer a visceral, physical uncanny occurrence that causes the viewer to momentarily question their preconceptions of the material world. Each artist subtly alters domestic objects, revealing how we can still be terrorised by the slightest shift in our perceptions.

If you would like further information about the exhibition and our programme of events please visit 


The second leg of the touring exhibition is now open at Co-Lab. in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition will be running until 12th December 2009.

Co-Lab. is a non-profit space that opened in May 2007 and is directed by Marie Kirkengaard in collaboration with the two visual artists Melou Vangaard and Jon Stahn. With a wide international focus, the chief aim of Co-Lab. is to create a platform that promotes dialogue and artistic collaboration, developing new connections across cultures, medias and artistic practices.

'Removed from the Eyes of Strangers', installation view, 2009, Co-Lab., Copenhagen.