The INFO PURA group exhibition is on at London’s The Residence Gallery, opening June 3 and running to June 26.
Curated by Ed Leezon, the show takes an excerpt from psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud’s book Civilisation and Its Discontents, published in 1930, as a starting point. The text posits that civilisation is not a location on the space-time continuum but an entity that exists beyond the limitations of any notion of linearity: “that is to say, in which nothing that has once come into existence will have passed away and all the earlier phases of development continue to exist alongside the last one”.
The exhibition features Kitty Clark, Ruth Angel Edwards, Daniel Swan and Jala Wahid who reflect on this idea of a “lived experience/scientific experience cache – where knowledge and information are both trans-historical and simultaneous”. In probing contrasting impressions and ideas of a continuous present, where “nothing has ever ended”, the four artists will present work using print, video, installation, objects and “semi functional, wearable sculptures”.
See The Residence Gallery website for details.**