Group exhibition Wearing Potentiality is happening at London’s Paradise Row, as part of its The Basement exhibition program for emerging artists running concurrently with the main program, opening May 16 and running to June 28.
Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini and featuring UK-based artists Matt Ager, Laura Aldridge, James Clarkson, Hannah Lees and Dominic Watson, the exhibition looks at the idea of ‘potentiality’ “not as the future actualisation of an idea, but as the formless status of becoming”.
Focussing on processes rather than results, the artists resist the urge to reification by the act of ‘culture-making’ as the verb it clearly is through the unprecedented possibilities of new technologies.
The show also comes with a text written by Marie D’Elbee, which goes as follows:
“SO I WAS LIKE STARIN AT DE WATER U KNOW
AND I WAS LIKE … MAN … WATER IS SO BEAUTIFUL
ITS LIKE … HOW U SAY … SHIMMERIN …
AND I THOUGH … MAN … I JUST WANNA GET LOST IN DER
AND DE SUN WAS GOIN DOWN U KNOW
AND DE SKY WAS SPREADIN ITS COLOURS
LIKE A COCKTAIL FROM HEAVEN
TWAS SO BEAUTIFUL ME EYES STILL WEEP
AND DEN DE STARS WER SHININ ON ME
A MILLION STARS TWINKLIN OVER ME HEAD
T WAS LIKE DIVIN INTO ME BABYS EYES
AND ALL ALONG I WAS TINKIN …
MAN … I JUST WANNA GET LOST …
I JUST WANNA GET LOST IN DER”
See the Paradise Row website for details. **