exhibition archive

Stephen Willats

Curated by Donald Smith

08.03.11 - 09.04.11

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List of works

List of works (PDF)


Entrance space

4 original ‘worksheets’ for the West London Social Resource Project
Pen on paper
Each approx. 54 x 74cm

Editioned boxed set of examples from the West London Social Resource Project
The West London Manual
The West London Re-Modelling Book
Final Project Models

Entrance space, Ramp, and Main Window

Photographs from the West London Wastelands series
(taken by West London Resource Project Operator John Pennent)
Black and white photographs mounted on card
Sizes variable (each approx. 38 x 49cm)

Photographs from the West London Wastelands series
(taken by West London Resource Project Operator John Pennent)
Original black and white photography transferred on to clear vinyl

Main space

West London Social Resource Project: Public Monitor

Explanatory text panels mounted on card.
Black and white photographs mounted on card.
Participant responses from the West London Manual and the West London
Re-modelling Book.
Original Reconnaissance 35mm slide images taken to select Project Areas transferred to DVD.
Cassette tape discussions with Project Operators and Participants about the experience of the West London Social Resource Project transferred to CD.
Photocopied Handout Text:
Social Environment Modelling - Stephen Willats, Gallery House, London 1972.



Stephen Willats publications 1965-2010

To coincide with the exhibition West London Social Resource Project: Public Monitor at Chelsea Space, a selection of publications by the artist, including artist’s books, magazines, catalogues and pamphlets from 1965 to 2010, are on display in the Old College Library, Chelsea College of Art and Design

Selected Items (left to right):

Control magazine [issues 1-4]
London : Control Magazine, 1965-

Stephen Willats : visual automatics and visual transmitters.
Oxford : Museum of Modern Art, 1968.

Social environment modelling.
London : Gallery House, 1972.

Social environment modelling : cognition control.
London : S. Willats, 1972.

Life codes and behaviour parameters : related works and texts.
Nottingham : Midland Group Nottingham, 1976.

Art and social function : three projects.
London : Latimer New Dimensions, 1976. New ed.: London : Ellipsis, 2000.

Attitudes within four relationships and related works.
Southampton : Southampton Art Gallery, 1977.

Les problemes de la nouvelle realite.
Paris : S. Willats, 1977.

Two works concerning questions about ourselves.
London : S. Willats, 1978.

The Lurky place.
London : Lisson Gallery, 1978.

Stephen Willats : leben in vorgegebenen Grenzen - 4 Inseln in Berlin.
Berlin : Berliner Kunstlerprogramm des DAAD : The Galerie, 1980.

Stephen Willats : concerning our present way of living = over onze actuele
leffwijze. Eindhoven : van Abbemuseum, c1980.

Ich lebe in einem Betonklotz : Markisches Viertel Berlin
Koln : Verlag der Buchhardlung Walther Konig, 1980.

Cha cha cha.
London : Coracle Press ; Lisson Gallery, 1982.

Intervention and audience.
London : Coracle Press, 1984.

Means of escape.
Rochdale : Rochdale Art Gallery, 1984.

London : Actualites, 1985.

Intervention and audience.
London : Coracle, 1986.

Three essays.
London : Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1986.

City of concrete.
Birmingham : Ikon Gallery, 1986.

Transformers : people's lives in the modern world.
Newcastle upon Tyne : Tyne and Wear Museums Service, 1988.

Stephen Willats : secret language.
Manchester : Cornerhouse, 1989.

The house that Habitat built.
Manchester : Cornerhouse, 1989.

Valkoiset tornit : White towers.
Helsinki : Kuvataideakatemia, 1989.

Multi-storey mosaic.
London : Control, 1990.

London : Coracle Press, 1990.

Society through art.
Den Haag : HCAK, [1990?]

People mosaic.
London : [S. Willats], [1990]

Gent : Imschoot, uitgevers, 1991.

Publishing interventions 1965-1991.
London : Victoria &Albert Museum, 1991.

Conceptual living.
London : Victoria Miro Gallery, 1991.

Book mosaic.
London : Control, 1991.

Tower mosaic book.
London : [Stephen Willats], 1991.

Stephen Willats : Hauser und Menschen ; Berlin 1979-1993.
[Berlin] : Berlinische Galerie ; [London] : Goethe-Institut ; British Council, 1993.

Personal Islands.
[London] : [S. Willats], [1993]

Taking the short cut.
Roydon : [S. Willats], 1994.

Museum mosaic book.
Liverpool : Tate Gallery, 1994.

Private journeys.
London : London Borough of Hounslow, [1994]

Stephen Willats: living together.
Glasgow : Tramway, [1995?].

Shopping parade : Bilton Road : stills from the film.
Toronto : Art Metropole, c1997.

Art museum in society : collected writings.
Middlesbrough : Middlesbrough Art Gallery, 1997.

Random encounter.
Southampton : City Art Gallery, 1998.

Changing everything.
London : South London Gallery, [1998]

The artwork as interactive simulation.
Sheffield : Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust, 1998.

Multiple clothing : Designs 1965-1999.
Koln : W. Koenig, 2000.

Random networks.
London : Artlab in association with Control Magazine, 2003.

Going home.
London : MOT International, 2006.

The artist as an instigator of changes in social cognition and behaviour.
London : Occasional Papers, 2010.


All the material for the Public Monitor at CHELSEA space and the publications in the Old College Library are part of the Chelsea College of Art and Design library’s Stephen Willats Archive.
See the Special Collections Guide or visit http://www.arts.ac.uk/library/58419.htm for more information on this Archive.