Tall Tales from an Artist-led Space is the culmination of Cubitt's Archive Research Fellowship programme which has been hosting curator William Noel Clarke. The project has been made in collaboration with Goldsmiths University of London MFA Curating and Cubitt.
Using curatorial and artistic techniques to activate the archives material, Clarke worked with artist's Amelia Barratt, Natasha Cox and Keira Greene to produce para-fictional writings and performances. They are intended to speculate on archival material lacking with information. In doing so they created a publication and event which intended to not necessarily fit into the archive but exist ‘other’ to it; it fills the gaps through storytelling and speculation while subverting the archives exercise of power.
Para-fiction and speculative fiction creates new narratives based on existing information which can transcend realities and can be used as a non-traditional form of research.
Tall Tales from an Artist Led Space the publication contains commissioned pieces of writing by artists Amelia Barratt, Keira Greene and Natasha Cox with introduction by William Noel Clarke. The publication brings together works made in response to the archive research placement at Cubitt Gallery and was printed by Housework Press. An accompanying event which took place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 consisted of performances and readings where Keira Greene and Natasha Cox invited the audience to participate in the re-staging of a documentational photograph from a programme curated by Emily Pethick in 2003.
Through Your Eyes is a new moving image work and performance that re-stages a 35mm print from the Cubitt archive. This work considers the span of time at play within the archive and attempts the impossible, to embody the ‘spirit of’ a screening in the early years of this artist-led space, a context wholly altered. This durational work will trace the bodies who have occupied and shaped the identity of Cubitt, who have made up the figures that become so important in the ongoing cycle of their administration. These two moments fifteen years apart create a loop in the archive itself. In collaboration with Keira Greene. 
Natasha Cox
Natasha Cox (b. 1988, London) lives and works in London. She collaborates with others as Co— and is part of School of the Damned class of 2018. She produces and manages events for Assembly Point and is an associate member of Supernormal. She has worked with residency organisation across the UK and abroad including Guest Projects, Merz Barn and Can Serrat. Recent projects include; ‘Vision & Signs’School of the Damned Graduating show, SLUICE and SET SPACE London, 2018; Alternatives to the alternative art school, workshop event for Anti University Now, LARC, London, 2018; Being in the Body, Guest Projects 10 Year Anniversary weekender, London, 2018.

Keira Greene
Keira Greene (b. 1984) is an artist based in London. Keira studied her BA at Chelsea College of Art, her MA at RCA and is about to start her PhD at Kingston School of Art. She has exhibited and screened her work widely including spaces such as: Jerwood Space, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate and The Commons Bolinas CA. She regularly collaborates with Susannah Haslam, Jess Bunch and Natasha Cox as the collective Co—. She is currently performance curator for Whitstable Biennale and a founding trustee of the Stuart Croft Foundation.

Amelia Barratt
Amelia Barratt (b. 1989, Reading) is an artist based in London. She studied at The Glasgow School of Art (2007-11) and received an MFA from Slade School of Art in 2016. Recent writing and performance work includes projects and live events for: Glasgow International 2018; The Small Press Project, UCL, London; Assembly Point, London; Chalton Gallery, London; SET Projects, London; Royal Academy Schools, London; CCA, Glasgow and Edinburgh College of Art. She is co-director of performance series Oral Rinse.
William Noel Clarke
William Noel Clarke (b. 1994) lives and works in London. He studied at Leeds Beckett University and is currently on the MFA Curating course at Goldsmiths, University of London. His past curatorial projects include Mission to Touch the Sun, Enclave Lab, London; Computers Don’t Eat Sugar to Make More Sugar, Goldsmiths University, London; Favourable Place, SET Dalston, London and God Dead Confused, Serf, Leeds. He has upcoming shows in London, Manchester and the Netherlands