CGP London

Shona Illingworth @ CGP London, Oct 13- Nov 27

10 October 2016

Shona Illingworth presents solo exhibition Lesions in the Landscape at CGP London opening on October 13 and running to November 27.

Occupying both spaces in southwark park (Dilston Grove and The Gallery), Illingworth’s ambitious project combines a multi-screen installation, sculpture, text and a complex sound piece to explore “the impact of amnesia and the erasure of individual and cultural memory.”

Illingworth worked closely with a woman named Claire, who, after a trauma to her brain can no longer remember most of her past and has difficulties retaining new memories. Filmed in St. Kilda (a place that experienced a sudden evacuation of inhabitants in 1930), the exterior landscape overlaps with the interior landscape of the mind. The pair also worked with neuropsychologists, resulting in a poignant relationship between sensory technology and art.

Illingworth is shortlisted for the 2016 Film London Jarman Award.

Visit the CGP webpage for more details.**

Shona Illingworth, 'Lesions in the Landscape', film still. (2016). Courtesy the artist + CGP London.
Shona Illingworth, ‘Lesions in the Landscape’, film still. (2016). Courtesy the artist + CGP London.



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Dark Water @ CGP London, Sep 1

31 August 2016

The Dark Water night of performance and screenings is on at London’s CGP on September 1.

Programmed by Tai Shani and  A- – -Z, an excerpt from Shani’s The Vampyre (2016) is used in the press release as a taster for the evening:

“At the point of ‘Heat Death of the Universe’ or maximum Entropy / A realised cyborgian myth / A Subliminal intervention between Here and Nowhere”

The night of performances and screenings will look at Sci-Fi, gender, technology, contemporary gothic, inner space and morphic bodies and features work by Dara BirnbaumBrice Dellsperger,
Plastique FantastiqueThe Man Who FailedShana MoultonTakeshi MurataFani Parali and Shani.

A—Z is a curatorial platform produced by Anne Duffau that focuses on the idea of Entropy as the driving force behind each project. Shani is a multi-media artist whose practice spans across performance, video, photography, sound and curatorial.

See the CGP London website for details.**

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Paul Carter @ CGP London, Aug 14 – Sep 25

12 August 2016

Paul Carter is presenting solo exhibition Municipal at CGP London, opening August 14 and running t0 September 25.

The exhibition is the London-based artist’s largest solo show to date and is a commissioned installation developing his “ongoing interest in the unifying concept that every building designed for public use is a kind of hotel”. His focus on architecture questions its structure, function, and use. The press release asserts that “we simultaneously exist as both guest and worker” in these spaces and that all architectures are “transitory constructs, acting as anonymous, functional service providers within our daily lives”.

Carter’s questions examine the inner workings and ideologies behind municipal architecture’s “(dys)functionality, (in)convenience, limitations and social intimacy”.

The artist will also be in conversation with writer, curator, and critic, Sacha Craddock in late September.

See the CGP London website for details.**

Paul Carter @ CGP London Aug 14 - 25 Sep

Paul Carter, ‘Blueprint vs. Lived In’ (2015). Installation view. Courtesy the artist.

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