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Ting-Tong Chang @ Apiary Studios, Oct 6 – Nov 5

5 October 2016

Christine Park Gallery is presenting Ting-Tong Chang‘s solo exhibition North Indies – Pilot at London’s Apiary Studios, opening October 6 and running to November 5.

This will be the London-based artist ‘s first iteration of a long-term project that adapts the format of the soap opera into art making. It will be followed by subsequent exhibitions, forming a loose narrative and storyline.

The title references writer Joseph Hall‘s satirical novel, The Discovery of a New World or A Description of the South Indies by an English Mercury (1605). Similar to Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, imaginary voyages “create a satirical narrative by describing a journey to an ideal commonwealth or utopia” providing an “appropriate setting in which to air ideas without fear of retribution”.

The series is set in an imaginary landscape known as the ‘North Indies’ and incorporates elements from both London and Machu Picchu, creating a world where “modern Western civilization and ancient Mesoamerican and Incan culture collide”. It is a world of diverse indigenous cultures, human sacrifice, spiritual celebrities, and NHS shamans. Themes include authority, loneliness, conflict, angst, insecurity, humiliation, and sexuality.

See the Christine Park Gallery website for more details.**

Ting-Tong Chang @ Apriary Studios, Oct 6 - Nov 5

Ting-Tong Chang (2016), Courtesy Christine Park Gallery, London.

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I Trust This Program @ Apiary Studios, Apr 24 – 26

21 April 2015

London’s Apiary Studios is bringing the three-day exhibition I Trust This Program to their Hackney space, running from April 24 through April 26.

The exhibition is described as a “precarious and embattled audio-visual terrain of participation and control”, exploring the gendered tensions and boundaries embedded in integration into “the contemporary technocratic regime”, and features new works by Kassiani KappelosNatasha LallKenny Love, and Robin Buckley.

The opening night on April 24 will also bring a program of live performances from special guests, including EVOL (Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp making “computer music for hooligans and deconstructed rave objects”), Ex-Servicemen (“The worst band in Glasgow.”), rkss (sample-sourced techno), and Chloe Frieda of NTS Radio show and record label ALIEN JAMS.

See the exhibition page for details. **

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Unconscious Archives two-day program announced

22 October 2013

The “body’s appearance and disappearance” is the central theme of Unconscious Archives’ The Perfect Medium is the Wrong Message, a two day program, working across sound and film, and running in East London venues, Cafe Oto and Apiary Studios, November 1 and 2.

The Friday will feature a rarely screened  Malcolm Le Grice’s Horror Film 1, as well as light performance by Amy Dickson, flame-sound sculpture from Aura Satz, Sally Golding‘s projection piece ‘Face of An Other’ and Sir Gideon Vein‘s live TV pilot. The Saturday will feature a presentation on the spirit of early cinema by Guy Edmonds followed by a seance for home movies with ‘mediums’ Gary Wright and Demian Allen, personal pulp theatre from Tai Shani, Possession Trance as DDD from Ryan Jordan of noise=noise and experiments for a bed time dancefloor by TVO.

See the  Unconscious Archives website for more details. **

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