Film | Music | Visual arts
Of this Event, I cannot foresee the end.
every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & SundayThu 1 Mar 12 - Sun 1 Apr 12free
||Private view: Thursday 1st March 6-9pm Exhibition runs 2nd-30th March 2012, Thu-Fri 5 - 9pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm
||Formans Smokehouse Gallery|
Stour Road, Fish Island, Hackney Wick, E3 2NT
Forman's Smokehouse Gallery presents Of this Event, I cannot foresee the end - an exhibition of video art and installations.
The artists featured in the show Of this Event, I cannot foresee the end. appropriate approaches from scientists in order to gain insights, accumulate data or choose their observational vantage point. By defining a framework wherein a staged experiment or observed action can take place, they test the boundaries of our earthly existence, everyday life, human psychology and patterns of social behaviour.
The video works on show are documents of events or experiments where the outcomes have been unknown even to the artists. A distanced camera witnesses and frames the performance wherein chance and failure play part. But the video works go beyond mere documentation demanding independence from the prior performance and share the element of suspense, surprise and humour.
A second strand of the show transfers the experiment to the virtual realm with chance, sound and interactivity to shape the virtual reality in real time.
In new commissions the experiment will take place at the gallery.
Memo Akten ● Sophie Clements ● Callum Cooper ● George Eksts ● Kris Emmerson ● Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski ● Santiago Ortega ● Clifford Sage ● David Sherry ● James Stringer ● Anais Tondeur ● Helen Turner ● Pablo Wendel ● der Warst (Simon Schäfer)
Audio visual performances at the opening night:
der Warst (Simon Schäfer)
Brood Ma (Quantum Natives)
DJ Tesco (Quantum Natives).
Curated by Carmen Billows
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