Barateiro’s work looks at narration and ideology and for All The Revolving Cells is presented in the form of a photographic print, ‘Fulfillment Centre’, an HD video played on a monitor and a vinyl print pasted on the wall above —the latter both titled ‘The Current Situation’ (2015). Looking at the interaction between man-made materials and natural elements, Pimm’s ‘Hoarding 2’ (2015) is made with a billboard banner, foam and printed textile that bleeds from the wall and onto the floor. Headphones rest on the foam, an invitation to sit and watch the two channel HD video ‘FYE-Kuss e-LASS-tick-uh (2014). Scanned images from books are placed on tables under glass by artist duo Rometti Costales creating a museum-like display that explores nature as a socio-political arena.
The show seeks to investigate the internal as a force creating change in the structure of organisms through the overlap of nature and society, and is placed in the context of ideas of energy flow and the exchange of matter that Manuel De Landa‘s book ‘A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History’ conjures. The press release expands on the way human society can be viewed as a material in the same way that a “given chemical compound (i.e. water) may exist in several distinct states (solid, liquid, or gas) and may move from one stable state to another at critical points as a result of the intensity of temperature (phase transitions)”.**
Exhibition photos, top right.