Images of the exhibition
Perpetuum Mobile is an international exhibition
    curated by Paul Malone, Nicola Rae and Mickey Dell.

Location : Art in Perpetuity Gallery, 6 Creekside, London SE8 4SA
Dates and times : Thursday 8th to 25th May 2008. Thursday to Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm
Saturday 24th May : Education day (see PDF here) followed by talk (see PDF) and Finissage 6 - 7 pm

Concept : To the casual observer the world appears in a constant state of perpetual motion organising itself into structures of increasing complexity. In this exhibition, sixteen artists from six countries have been asked to re-interpret this phenomenon in terms of their own creative practice.

From the philosophical to the humorous and the sublime to the absurd, the artworks present an interpretive response to the issues of cyclicity, entropy and what the ancient Greeks used to call hyparxis, or 'ableness to be'.

What is it that sustains inner creative momentum? How do we generate narratives within existential recurrence? How does Nature regenerate? Need human conflict be an inevitable result of historical precedent? Can modelling accurately emulate the real world? These are just some of the questions that exercise the ingenuity of the participating artists in Perpetuum Mobile.


Update 2024: This exhibition was originally hosted on the A2 Arts project website but has since been migrated to the project.

The artists images below link through to their websites
Some of the links no longer work or are linked to the interim pages on the Perpetuum site

Gianluca Ferrari (Italy)


Paul Malone (UK)


Nicola Rae (UK)


Joachim Raab (Germany)


Rody Luton (Netherlands)


Chia-En Jao (Taiwan)


Simon Betts (UK)


Nikolaus Urban (Netherlands)


Fabiola Faidiga (Italy)


Mickey Dell (UK)


Xulia Duran-Rodriguez (UK)


Giorgio Tentolini (Italy)


Els van der Graaf (Netherlands)


Laurence Noga (UK)


Damiano Paroni (Italy)


Andy Parsons (Republic of Ireland)



This exhibition is originated and funded by the artists themselves with grateful assistance from :

A2 Arts (UK) / Atelier WG (Netherlands) / Exhibition Now (Italy) / Art in Perpetuity Trust (UK)