Compulsion - St Clements

Compulsion Exhibition August 2013 from Emma Crouch on Vimeo.

Film produced for Compulsion Exhibition at St Clements

Curated by Miranda Housden, Compulsion took place in a derelict East End psychiatric hospital and former workhouse, St Clements, in Bow, East London. Eight local artists created site-specific work in the abandoned rooms and corridors, celebrating compulsive behaviour exploring childhood, mutability and society's perception of normality.

Exhibiting artists: Susan Aldworth, Silke Dettmers, Tessa Garland, Miranda Housden, Kerry Lawrence, Susie MacMurray, Jo Stockam and Amikam Toren.

Compulsion ran as part of Shuffle Festival, transforming the crumbling site into a two-week celebration, curated by local resident Danny Boyle, with theatre, poetry readings and films. For more information on the future plans for the St Clements site, which will be the first urban Community Land Trust, visit

August 2013