Platform 1 Gallery at London’s Wandsworth Common Station will be hosting a small group exhibition titled Life Hacker and running from October 24 to October 30.
The show features three artists, each exploring in their own way the notion of ‘life hacks’ “[i]nspired by the growing trend online of problem solving, knowledge sharing and product subversion.” Not only does the term imply simple solutions to alleviating daily problems, but also to counter-culture movements that came about through the democratisation of information, like ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’ of the 70s, and instructional pamphlets on how to build firearms and evade the police.
The three “amateur producers” featured in the exhibition are photographer Perce Jerrom, ‘sculptural filmmaker’ and artist Myles Painter, and Desktop Residency contributing artist Josh Whitaker, each working different mediums to explore the concept.
See the exhibition FB page for details. **
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