Temporary Custodians: Day 4

Day 4 of Live streaming from Islington Mill where I am producing an installation of unique relief prints of the soon to be transformed 5th floor space. I am really liking these clips of the GoogleHangout thumbnails. This one taken today from the Livestream has the soundscape that comes with the installation as a result of 9 devices being in a conference call all broadcasting and receiving the sound from the room. Including talking, knocks and bangs alongside the sound of the squeegee hitting the deck for each print. The colours are really building now and the space is starting to look transformed.

The distribution of this piece proposes a new approach to owning art – as an alternative to a simple act of ownership, buyers of the work become #TemporaryCustodians – joint-owners of the 100 prints that make up the installation, and participants, both in the future life of the artwork, and the place of its making. We are aiming to raise £100,000 from the sale of this work which will contribute to the building of a new and permanent space devoted to large-scale works and collaborations at Islington Mill, of which this artwork itself is an example.

– Maurice Carlin

Temporary Custodians of Islington Mill 2018 – 2028

Explore this project more fully on our site & beyond using the links below, and please help us spread the word by sharing widely with your online networks.

All films including the Full Day streams in real time, the sped up X60 edits, thumbnail crops and other documentation is archived on the Temporary Custodian Youtube Channel here.

Full description and information on the project is available via a downloadable pdf catalogue.

For press enquires contact Greg Thorpe at

For sales enquiries contact Lucy Lloyd-Ruck at

Full details on our entire fundraising campaign can be found here.

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