The British Governments emergency response Committee COBRA met yesterday and the day before on the 22nd and 23rd September 2013. It seems that they have held three meetings in recent days in response to the ‘Kenya stand off’ (BBC) at the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.  This comes exactly four months, to the day, since their last meeting in May.

We are asking for submissions of creative or written responses to this recent series of meetings in relation to COBRA and/or the situation in Kenya that it is responding to.

Once received, all work submitted will be individually vacuum-packed and stored in the COBRA archive for the next four years until the final COBRA exhibition in January 2018. At the opening of the exhibition, the packages containing the work will be opened live in public and hung along side all past COBRA submissions from 1.0 – 5.?


Please fill out and enclose the COBRA 1.2 Submission Form (see form attached). These forms will be hung alongside the work to provide title, name etc. (email address will be deleted when exhibited)

All forms of works will be accepted but should your submission require any extra technical equipment, such as DVD, audio, plinth etc, please write this on the outside of the package so we can prepare this for you in advance.

Deadline EXTENDED –  FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER 2013.

Submissions should be sent to:


Unit 412

372 Old Street



United Kingdom

Alternatively, if you are attending the COBRA 1.1 book launch at Mayday Rooms on Fleet Street on the 3rd October, you can also submit your work at this event. (Please make sure the work is well packaged and sealed.)

For more information about COBRA: A Critical Response, and to view past submissions, please visit

COBRA 1.2 is an open-submission, please forward onto those who you think may be interested.

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