Within and Amongst
Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 November 2018, 12pm – 5pm
Closing Tea Party Sunday 25 November, 3pm – 5pm
The exhibition will explore the boundaries and differences of working individually and collaboratively. [NAME] is intrigued by how this relates to broader contexts within society, particularly in this digital age and sharing economy. Notions of instruction and response echo modes of communication often put to use in the process of collaborating, such as online virtual platforms. [NAME] considers the impact of these forms of communication – the ease of connecting globally and yet the subtle quirks that may occur; mutations, translations or adaptions. The group explores the use of different channels such as social media, video calls, live streaming and emails and the errors or ambiguities that can be created.
The show will bring together many aspects of [NAME]’s diverse work, including curated pieces from the artists’ individual practices. Selected works made since [NAME] formed in 2013 will be presented, as well as ‘Within & Amongst’ a new large scale installation produced specifically for APT Gallery. This piece includes video footage of a site responsive performance combined with other recent [NAME] performances and individual footage of each artist alone in different locations. In sharing films and taking turns, to add to, reconstruct and edit the final work [NAME] explores the boundaries of collaboration. Also presented, ’The Rite’ physically layers individual films within the gallery space, further questioning and obscuring notions of authorship.
[NAME] is a collaboration of four artists producing multi-media installations. The work is poetic and cinematic in nature. Intrigued by text, music, dance and narratives [NAME] has worked with pieces such as Pina Bausch’s Rite of Spring and Jorge Luis Borges’ Labyrinths as sources of inspiration which become departure points for a process of research and response. [NAME]’s installations include film, video and drawings, characterised by a sense of framing and reframing, through both the camera and screen. The installations are the culmination of many moments of shared performative experience and the artists’ responses. By combining these responses a non-linear layering occurs within each piece.
As a group of four female artists, an implicit female sensibility infuses the work. Fragments and reflections of movement and dialogue are recorded from the group’s interactions and these present traces of subjectivity through space and time. An interest in the transition of time and the translation of moments, leads the group to use a range of media and technology, including social media to connect spaces and further obscure the boundaries of time, the virtual, presence and absence. The frequent use of mirroring, reflecting and an almost rhythmical ritualistic repetition, disrupts the plane or surface of the images and videos, producing a multi-dimensional perspective. The motifs of mirrors and lenses are recurrent and reference the autopoietic nature of [NAME]’s work.
Sunday 25 November
3.30pm Talk and screening by Dr. Althea Greenan, Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths
Followed by [NAME] performance
[NAME] Charlie Betts/ Sue Glasgow/ Lucy Lauener/ Erika Winstone
Harold Wharf, 6 Creekside, Deptford, SE8 4SA