Opening times: Thursday – Sunday 12 – 6pm or by appointment
Fake Films and a Few Frames More is an exhibition by the artist Laura Pawela of major video works never before seen in the UK.The exhibition will include important early works from Untitled/Friedrich (2008) and Sugar (2009); through to more recent works such as a new single-screen version of her powerful video installation Songs of Insatiability (2011); and Past Present Continuous (2010), a meditation on future of ruins of half-built follies in European cities exhibited as part of her solo exhibition at Propaganda Gallery, Warsaw.
Pawela recently exhibited in You Cannot Step into the Same River Twice at the Pump House Gallery, Battersea, Crimestory at the Centre of Contemporary Art, Toruń, and in Manchester Contemporary 2013. Last year she was awarded the prestigious Silesian Voivodeship Artistic Award for achievements in the field of the visual art. She is currently working on the mockumentary Pink Horizon, with Tomasz Kolankiewicz, with support from the Polish Ministry of Culture.
Filmarmalade are proud to present The Modern Language Experiment’s Imagining a Re-Synchronizing
(The Phantom Twin), a new video installation of existing and new video work
The Modern Language Experiment’s one day installation takes as its starting point their recently published film, Imagining a Re-Synchronizing (The Phantom Twin) and attempts to deconstruct it by revealing the various slippages of time and space that remain hidden within the original work, so revealing the many inconsistencies that lie deep within the facade of the play of narrative and image.
It will end, Childan thought. Someday. The very idea of place. Not governed and governing, but people. And yet he trembled with fear… The Man in the High Tower, Philip K. Dick, 1962
The Modern Language Experiment have recently exhibited work at the Arnolfini, Bristol, Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, Garis and Hahn, New York, the Bermondsey Project, London and at the Sluice Art Fair, London. The Modern Language Experiment where formed by Keh Ng and Matthew Stock in 2007 and are based in London.
The event is free
Filmarmalade is an artists book work publisher and DVD label specialising in contemporary artistsʼ film and video works. Every year Filmarmalade publish a series of works, selected through both invited and open submission, with the aim of encouraging wider access to the moving image. Filmarmalade also specially commission interviews to accompany each publication to provide a greater understanding of how video and film artists situate their work in relation to the history of art and contemporary fine art practice. Filmarmalade is a project by the artist Gordon Shrigley. The entire Filmarmalade collection is held at the British Artistsʼ Film & Video Study Collection.
Opening times: Thursday - Sunday 12 - 6pm or by appointment
IMT Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new video work by Sophie Lee. For her latest project Lee has created a two-part video work with individual parts shown simultaneously at IMT Gallery and Gowlett Peaks, with each part bleeding into the other like two sides of the same coin. The works use an intricate interplay of video, text and sound as collage; collage being something Lee views as a fundamental methodology of many forms of contemporary art.
Through Lee’s work writing and video are presented as a free space for the collision of cultural readymades and, out of this, the creation of new worlds or narratives. These layers and juxtapositions of different materials and qualities form mesmerising, quasi-anthropological arenas of alchemical ciphers and cultural detritus: footage of a local park, super-real objects, lewd graffiti, iPhone video,a Palaeolithic thigh bone, a domestic interior, R&B.
Using collage both as content and form, Lee is interested in messages, communications and the histories of language from early message making, such as the painting and writing discovered on cave walls, through cuneiform and engraved stones to graffiti, font design and messages encoded in DNA.
Sophie Lee [b. 1988] recently graduated in 2012 with a BA in Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Recent exhibitions include M A K R A M I at PLAZAPLAZA, London (2013), Bread Show (in collaboration with Maxime Iten, Robert Self and Will Robinson) at SPACE, London (2013) and Young London 2013 at V22, London (2013). She was the recipient of the Space/Bloomberg Studio ON Award in 2012 and was invited to produce Original Recipe Meal, an Artist Dinner Commission for Bold Tendencies, London. Lee lives and works in London.
Forms Of Ventriloquism
24 July 2014 12 - 9pm
Performances from 6pm
The whole process of writing is actually a form of ventriloquism, a sort of séance with the city whereby you walk through these threads that seem to trigger some sort of story because you’ve recognised the characteristics of a place.
Iain Sinclair in conversation with Maria Papadomanolaki for Sensing Cities, 2013
For Forms of Ventriloquism, artist Maria Papadomanolaki will be installing a series of drawings, writings, audio and visual recordings created by herself and the participants of the exploratory workshops she ran in locations around east and central London in 2013. In addition to these creative responses on display at the gallery, a small group of artists is invited to respond, listen, create, perform, write or redraw these stories in search of the places behind them.
For Forms of Ventriloquism artists Sarah Kelly, Kostis Kilymis, Marina Tsartsara and Kevin Logan will contribute newly commissioned works alongside performances by Iris Garrelfs, Yiorgis Sakellariou with Artur Vidal, Marina Tsartsara, Maria Papadomanolaki with Scanner.
Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek artist that works within the fields of sound design for dance and film, networked performances, exploratory workshops, installation and transmission art. She has presented her projects and research at galleries, conferences and festivals in Europe, UK and the US. She is the co-editor of the book Transmission Arts: Artists&Airwaves (2011, PAJ Publications) and the producer of Sensing Cities, an ongoing series of interviews broadcast on Resonance FM. Papadomanolaki is currently pursuing PhD research on urban literature and listening at CRiSAP, UAL, London.
30 Minutes of Listening is a unique exhibition by award-winning UK artist Mark Peter Wright at London's IMT Gallery. Reimaging how we listen to, and perceive place, the works presented are the first in a series by Wright which draw specific inspiration and focus from the area South Gare: a designated site of special scientific interest in Redcar, Cleveland UK*.
Taking one 30-minute period of listening in South Gare as its point of departure, the exhibition examines and proposes possible ways of experiencing time and space in relation to the act of listening in this unique environment. Wright explores the nature of listening through film, sound, photography, text and objects. Immersing and sometimes disorientating, 30 Minutes of Listening places its audience at the frontier between industry and nature.