When: Thursday to Sunday. 12.00 to 17.00. 26th July to 5th August.
Private View: Friday 27th July 18.00 to 21.00. Part of SLAM Last Fridays (link)
The title of this exhibition refers to the resistance that material has to the flow of electricity - a principle that also applies to the vacuum of space. The exhibition attempts to align this concept to the process of curatorial practice in which each artist also becomes a co-curator. It is our intention is to allow for the progressive migration of art works within the space, as well as the potential for change over two weeks. These translocations are intended to alter perception of the works as well as of the gallery space itself. By taking transitory and sequential ownership of the space, the participating artists engage in creating alternative meanings in ways that allow agency.
Through discussions and experiment, the artworks will be moved around the gallery through the use of wheels, skids, tripods, platforms, mobile projections and virtual reality. The structure of the gallery becomes a site of freedom of movement resisting fixed notions of meaning. Interfaces act as membranes in which ideas and archives from online communities can permeate into real and physical manifestations. We intend to address this by accessing open source concepts in the creation of installations and utilize materials harvested from the locality. The aim is to transfer our ideas into this specific location and so relate to the everyday inhabitance of a space. We would like to create an open system in which ideas permeate between the artists and surrounding community.
Artists and co-curators: Serena Amrein - Alexandra Dementieva - India Gabb - Nayan Kulkarni - Paul Malone - Doron Polak - Nicola Rae - Lorent Rezari - Steven Scott - Lucy Wheeler - Zoe Wheeler.
'Permittivity and the Charge Field'. A Talk by Paul Malone.
An illustrated reworking of the theory of Permittivity with reference to the Charge Field theory (Ballistic Light theory) of Walter Ritz (d1909). Dates and times: Thursday 2nd August from 7pm