Curated by Ashlee Conery
11 - 30 September 2015
Preview: 10 September 2015, 18:30-21:00
Artist Talk with Sarah Derat, Maude Maris, and Claire Trotignon: 10 September 2015, 18:30
Artist Talk with Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Kihlberg & Henry, and Rachel McRae: 24 September 2015, 18:30
When did all the worlds future's become predictable?
In an era where the present is given as certain evidence of future
environmental states, where economic crashes have become 'flashes'
occurring daily in only a tenth of a second, how are we handling the seemingly predictable future?
Not only a few, now drift away from the nostalgia that looks backward for solutions, taste and culture. Modernism's potential seems misguided with it's consequences so analyzed; thus here a vision of the 'present-future' arises.
It manifests itself in different forms through different subjects in this collection of works. Each artist tentatively looking ahead, giving form to narratives that point at seemingly continuous stasis. Not strictly the experience of an Apeirophobic, as described by Kihlberg & Henry, stasis may be the result of any environment that causes one to believe that they are unable to make change. Where the journey's only uncertainty is the end. The affected do not necessarily become immobile, however their actions are centred around awaiting what they're certain is coming. The fantasy of always knowing what's ahead contradicts the nightmare of running in circles, inevitably finding comfort in the consistencies of one's cage. Each of the works presented exhibits an instance in which action or inaction show traces of such contradictions, conditions and predictions. The artist's deal with the 'presentfuture', such as a London without artists, a life in confinement or a culture in continuous Meme, by objectifying these narratives in order to better understand the inevitable they subtlety propose. The exhibition brings together the work of Kihlberg & Henry (UK), Fabio Lattanzi Antinori (ITA), Simon Le Boggit (UK), Sarah Derat (FR), William Mackrell (UK), Maude Maris (FR), Rachel McRae (CAN), Claire Trotignon (FR) and David Vélez (COL).