EMPIRE II – The Age of Anxiety

EMPIRE II – The Age of Anxiety @ Castello for the 57th La Biennale di Venezia
Exhibition runs : 13 May – 26 November 2017

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Empire II, an artist-led satellite project, was devised and curated by Vanya Balogh for the 57th La Biennale di Venezia. London-based artists Jane Grisewood (NZ) and Carali McCall (Canada) are screening their short film, tensione: how is that going to work? 2017 at Castello for the Biennale.  Filmed in the cold urban landscape, connected by 40 metres of elastic band, Grisewood and McCall repetitively twist and wrap the material onto structures forming horizontal lines, creating stress while testing endurance and reciprocity. (Camera: Sam Pinkstone)

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The immersive film hub in Castello has ‘a three-chamber space: a library, single-screen darkroom, and a virtual reality port. Art, architecture, and cinema merged, thus creating an empire over the ruins and analog plastic media. Through the works of 115 international artists, Empire II reflects on the hybridization of modern media and of modern content, their coexistence in the Age of Anxiety and post-truth. It is our future present and our present future.’ (Quoted from the British Art(list) Line 2017 during the Venice Biennale.) Accompanying the films are a number of varied events and an imaginative designed and produced by Victor Hotz Studio in Switzerland.
The first viewing as a multiscreen installation was on 18 April in Brussels during Art Week in the 18th Century warehouse situated in the Old Fish Market. The second viewing was on 25 April at The Corridor Gallery, London. Further venues have been discussed.

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Big Deal No7: Space

Big Deal No7: Space @ Q-PARK 39, London 1 – 10 December 2016
Exhibiting The Eyes of Argus, the Submillimeter Array (SMA) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, detecting light of colour that is not visible to the human eye.
Artlyst quotes: ‘A spectacular multimedia group exhibition in a multi-storey underground car park situated in the heart of Soho’s West End over the period of 10 days…It is an amalgamation of imaginary ideas and processes related and created as a response to the genre of Science Fiction, this exhibition features work in the media of sculpture, photography, painting, film, video and audio installations by some 100 international artists and guest students from RCA.’
Archival Giclee print mounted on Dibond  (aluminium & composite board) 75 x 100 cm.