It’s been close to a year now since I had the Night Shift show at Simon Oldfield Gallery. Yesterday, I was surprised in a very very nice way by Rebecca Helen Page, who has filmed bits of the performance I’ve done there and uploaded them to Vimeo.
It was quite a noisy performance with very weird sound and I had very short hair at that time.
The desk I had my instruments on was absolutely gorgeous. It felt like my own private TARDIS.
Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery presents Of this Event, I cannot foresee the end. – video art / video performance / installation
Private view: Thursday 1st March 6-9pm Exhibition runs 2nd-30th March 2012, Thu-Fri 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm
Stour Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2NT London, United Kingdom
The featured artists appropriate approaches from scientists in order to gain insights, accumulate data or choose their observational vantage point. By defining a framework wherein a staged experiment or action can take place, the artists test the boundaries of our earthly existence, everyday life, patterns of social behaviour and virtual reality. A distanced camera perspective witnesses and frames the performance – events with unknown outcome – wherein chance and failure play part. The video works go beyond documentation demanding independence from the prior event and share the element of suspense, surprise and humour.
Artists: Memo Akten ● Sophie Clements ● Callum Cooper ● George Eksts ● Kris Emmerson ● Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski ● Santiago Ortega ● Clifford Sage ● David Sherry ● James Stringer ● Anais Tondeur ● Helen Turner ● Pablo Wendel ● der Warst (Simon Schäfer)
Audio-visual performances at the opening night: der Warst (Simon Schäfer) Brood Ma (Quantum Natives) DJ Tesco (Quantum Natives).
Curated by Carmen Billows
The exhibition also marks the second anniversary of Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery. All welcome.
Night Shift explores the relationship between painting, sculpture and performance with new work by Simon Schäfer and Katy Kirbach.
The exhibition examines the tension between the handmade and ready-made; multiplicity and uniqueness; live event and still object; the diurnal and nocturnal. Night Shift is visually and aurally layered with texture, sound, digital feeds, colour and analogue electronics.