Atomik Architecture Chosen for Major New Art Commission




Atomik Architecture and Alice Theobald have been selected, following a four month selection process, to collaborate on a co-authored artwork for the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead.

An open call for architects went out last year in Blueprint magazine. Atomik Architecture was subsequently chosen from a shortlist of three practices after a strong global response to the initial call.  Alice Theobald was subsequently invited to collaborate with Atomik after the practice went to Gateshead and met with the BALTIC curators.

The installation  will be open to the public from 11th December and to run until 13th March.  The commission is supported by BALTIC, Ryder Architecture, Ibstock and Blueprint Magazine.

Alice Theobald graduated from the RA last year, employs a mix of pop and underground cultural references in her work that uses music, installation and video. She also often works with a cast of non-professional actors and performers, while using repetition ‘as a strategy to interrogate the unstable relationship between art, communication and representation.

‘I am really looking forward to working working with Atomik to see how it will develop’ said Theobald. ‘My performances, video and sound installations are very reactive to pre-existing spaces and places, so collaborating this way where the space can potentially be manipulated physically feels like an interesting  new challenge, yet a natural way forward.’

See some of Alice’s work at:

Alice’s blog