Janetka Platun is an installation artist whose work addresses themes relating to our collective search for belonging, transient concepts of home and how we deal with loss.
Her artwork Globe, on display in Tate Exchange, is a copper sphere housing four cameras. Platun rolled Globe through the streets of East London recording journeys and conversations with the public about home and migration, territory and boundaries. As Globe was rolled through the streets its smooth copper exterior degraded and scarred, taking on the impressions of each route travelled, mapping each journey. Take a rubbing of an area of the dented and pocked surface of Globe, join in conversattions with the artist and explore where you feel you belong.
This event is programmed by Queen Mary University of London, a Tate Exchange Associate
About Queen Mary University London
QMUL is a global university which is committed, through its recruitment, teaching, and public engagement activities, to enhancing the lives of the people of east London and beyond. Our collaborative projects with community organisations focus on building resilience, inviting reflection on shared challenges, and encouraging community cohesion in one of the most diverse areas of the UK. QMUL has a long history of working with arts and culture to benefit local communities and address complex global challenges. The People’s Palace, opened by Queen Victoria in 1887, was originally a community venue where people of the East End could enjoy dance classes, organ recitals, donkey shows and art exhibitions, as well as gain skills in what are now known as the ‘creative industries’ – tailor’s cutting, woodwork, photography, and needlework. Today, QMUL continues to harness the radical power of art to change the world. Our arts and cultural activities embody QMUL’s values of diversity, inclusion, and community engagement.