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28.03.14 R- - -Retrograde | Part IPerformance by Patrick Furness at FoodFaceFrom 6.30pm - 9pm(rĕt′rə-grād′)adj.1. Moving or tending backward.2. Opposite to the usual order; inverted or reversed.3. Reverting to an earlier or inferior condition. In Astronomy, retrograde motion is motion in the direction opposite to the movement of something else and the contrary of direct or prograde motion.Patrick Furness will present a durational intervention reflecting on his ongoing research around cosmology – astronomy and ‘retrograde’ as a concept and as a motion.Patrick Furness (London, b.1982) studied Sonic Arts at Middlesex University and then completed a master course at Slade School of Art. Working with sound, video interactivity and performance, Furness currently focuses on humour, conspiracy, and his place in the universe.FoodFace 133 Copeland roadPeckhamLondonSE15 3SNwww.patrickfurness.comwww.foodface.org.ukA- - -Z
A—-Z presents Hush Hush at Stewarts Law RCA Secret Simona Brinkmann, Matt Calderwood & Katja Davar - 3 artists - 3 postcards - 3 mysterious works will be shown from the 13th to the 22d of March at the RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, 1 Hester Road, SW11 4ANhttp://home.secret.rca.ac.uk/ Come by & try to find their postcards! Simona Brinkmann, born in Milan, lives and works in London. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2006. She has exhibited in the UK and internationally, including at Maria Stenfors, London; Zabludowicz Collection, London; MOT International, London; Treignac Project, Treignac, France; Netwerk Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst, Alst, Belgium; Marc de Puechredon, Basel; Kleio Projects, New York; and the ((audience)) festival of surround sound art which toured to New York, Syracuse and Toronto. Her work has been represented at the Volta fair in Basel, Art Athina The International in Contemporary Art Fair of Athens and Supermarket, Stockholm. She was the recipient of the Clifford Chance Sculpture Award in 2007 and was Artist In Residence at Kingston University in 2011/2012. She is currently undertaking a residency at the University of Hertfordshire (2013/2014). Recent projects have included ‘Blank Stare, Flat Hollow’, a solo show at Five Years, London (2013) and a contribution to What Is An Art Book Volume II, edited by The Modern Language Experiment(2013). Her dub plate sound work ‘Long Rider’ (2008) is currently stocked by The Gutter, a new record shop devoted to music made by artists and run by David Risley Gallery in Copenhagen. Forthcoming projects include a group show at Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art, London (April 2014) and a solo show at The Agency, London (May 2014).www.simonabrinkmann.com Matt Calderwood (born in 1975 in Northern Ireland) studied Fine Art at University of Sunderland (1994-7) and Foundation Art and Design at Newcastle College (1993-4). He lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include: Interrupted Projections, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (2014); Exposure, De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill (2013); Paper Over The Cracks, Baltic 39, Newcastle (2013); David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (2012); Full-Scale, Wilkinson Gallery, London (2011); Galerija Simulaker, Novo Mesto, Slovenia (2011); Shatterproof, Maria Stenfors, London (2010); Works, Galleria Klerkx, Milan (2008); DAM, Galerie Martin Van Zomeren, Amsterdam (2008); Projections, David Risley Gallery, London (2007); Opening, Canon Marsh/Bristol Harbourside, Bristol (2007); Hot Air, Taxter and Spengemann, New York (2007); DIM, David Risley Gallery, London (2005); Lumber Room, Taxter and Spengemann, New York (2003).www.wilkinsongallery.com/artists/49-Matt-Calderwood Katja Davar has shown in Germany and the UK, Solo Exhibitions 2014 Effearte gallery Milan and in the group show rubric, 2014 ‘Altered States’ Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich 2014 Currency Galore, Galerie Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf; How The Mind Makes Forever, Galerie der Stadt Backnang (C) 2013 Nachbarn (or) Eyes that Skimmed The Lawn (with Norbert Arns), Kjubh Kunstverein, Cologne; Return To Mother , Einraumhaus c/o Mannheim 2012 Scattered Plots & Routes We Take, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK, (C); Even Ghosts Ring Bells Underwater, Galerie Vera Gliem, Cologne 2011 A Vanishing point nearby, HWK Delmenhorst 2010 Reptile Turf & Copper Alloys, Galerie Iris Kadel, Karlsruhe And her latest group shows: 2014 Katja Davar/Nikolas Gangsterer, Kunstwerke, Cologne 2013 It’s a Womans World, Galerie Martina Kaiser, Cologne; Cool Silicon Saxony Art Award (CSSA), Internationale Ausstellung zeitgenössische Künste, Dresden, (C) 2012 La Zona, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst ( NGBK), Berlin; A—Apocalypse, V22 Collection, London (screening); one and more chairs, Einraumhaus c/o Mannheim.www.katjadavar.com More about Stewarts Law RCA Secret: ‘Stewarts Law RCA Secret is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks, by internationally acclaimed artists plus up-and coming graduates from the Royal College of Art. It’s your chance to get your hands on original works of art for a tiny price. This year we’ll be presenting 2900 works by over 1,100 artists. We’ll be revealing the full lineup of artists when the exhibition opens on 13 March as well as images of all the postcards. With generous contributions of new work from hundreds of artists and designers, Stewarts Law RCA Secret continues to help emerging artists at a formative stage in their careers.’ Opening Times Exhibition open: Thursday 13 March to Friday 21 March 2014, 11am-6pm daily (late opening until 9pm on 20 March only) Sale open: Saturday 22 March 2014, 8am-6pm. Admission Free Venue ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART BATTERSEA Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London SW11 4AN A—-Z
A- - -Z presents PlayTime Part I Chooc Ly Tan & Ross Downes 2 artists - 2 playlists  10 tracks - 10 words A—-Z invites 2 artists over 3 months to share their sound. Every guest chooses 10 words and 10 tracks related to their influences/interests. To listen HERE www.a—-z-playtime.tumblr.com Chooc Ly Tan  (b.1981, in La Roche sur Yon, France) Chooc Ly Tan lives and works in London. Tan’s practice is multi-disciplinary; incorporating sculpture, video, installations and performances. Recent performances include ‘Let’s make another possible now’, Flat Time House, London (2014); ‘C’, Art Licks Weekend, London (2013). Selected film and video-programmes include Austerity Measures touring at Cell, London, CCCB, Barcelona, Fuso International Video Art Festival, Lisbon, Waterside, Riga, BIOS, Athens, Timishort Film Festival, Romania, Milano Film Festival, (2013). Tan participated in talks and conferences including F—-Future, London (2013); Festival of Ideas, University of Cambridge (2013); Kosmica, The Arts Catalyst, London (2012). Residencies include Defining Pi, Wysing Art Centre, in collaboration with Cambridge Computer Lab (2013); IMS Project, Flat Time House, London (2013); Galtarviti Lighthouse, Iceland (2008). Chooc Ly Tan has had solo exhibitions at Carlos/Ishikawa, London (2012) and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2012). She received her BA from Central Saint Martins (2006), and graduated with an MFA from Goldsmiths (2011). chooclytan.com Ross Downes These tracks are all fundamental to the way I understand and listen to music.  They each represent personal turning points becoming bench-mark signifiers for what music can be. Arvo Part once commented whilst being interviewed that although music is necessary, much unnecessary music is made. For me, these tracks in their iconoclastic individualism  represent that highly subjective pantheon of the necessary. It was a real pleasure to select them like this. Thanksrossdownes.co.uk
Totem and Taboo www.totemandtabooo.tumblr.com◊◊◊◊ Ep.IV ◊ 22-28 Feb.Kasper Jacobs & Maurits KosterTeepee des 21. Jahrhunderts, 2013, 9:36min.The two artists studied and documented the subculture of Indianism: a movement which appeared in the beginning of the 20th century in the east part of Germany, the old isolated DDR, and developed around the indian native american culture. Teepee des 21. Jahrhunderts presents this community. In the former DDR indianism became a tolerated way to socially organise. Due to censorship and limited mobility that the East-Germans suffered from at the time, main source of inspiration in those days came from the realm of fiction or ethnographic monographs with the exception of the few artefacts that one could get hold of, in the form of music cassettes and other ‘original’ native American knowledge or craft. However, Indianists today live in a world with ‘free’ and ‘open’ media access and have the freedom to travel. Their frame of reference is not so much the fictional worlds of Karl May but is based on other media encounters, where historical accuracy plays an important role, but “Indian” culture is also understood as contemporaneous, dynamic and creative process rather than as a static and dead culture.KasperJacobs is based in Amsterdam. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2010. Jacobs was part of a residency at Hotel Maria Kapel (NL) in 2012. His work has recently been shown at Sign Gallery (NL), W139 (NL) and Trade Gallery (UK)
Based between Amsterdam and London, Maurits Koster completed an MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2013. He recently showed his work in solo exhibitions at P/////AKT (2011) and Jeanine Hofland Contemporary art (2012). Koster has taken part in several group exhibitions in The Netherlands and the UK.They have shown together at Unfair Amsterdam and at the EYE Film Institute Amsterdam.The collaboration between Jacobs and Koster has been an ongoing conversation that deals with modes of collectivity and the formation of cultural identity.
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Ep.III ◊ 15 - 22 Feb.(10am)
On Totem and Taboo
Sabrina Ratté- Aurae, Video / Sabrina Ratté, Image / file courtesy of Samantha Katz, Music composed by Roger Tellier-Craig, 2012Aurae is a video based on a photograph manipulated digitally and processed through electronic signals. The architectural forms constantly falling apart and their changing textures evoke the ephemeral nature of perception, and suggest the idea of time and its influence on this perception.Aurae was part of The First Digital Art Auction at Phillips, curated by Lindsay Howard. ( Phillips + Tumblr present Paddles ON!)http://paddleson.tumblr.com/Montreal based visual artist, Ratté (Canada, 1982) is mainly working in the field of video. She completed a BFA and a MFA degree in the film Production Program of Concordia University in Montreal.Ratté’s video work explores the possibilities of mixing together a diverse array of tools and techniques. By the use of analogue signals and digital manipulations, her videos create virtual environments where architecture and landscapes fall into abstraction. Her work is also inspired by the relationship between electronic music and the video image, and she often collaborates with musicians for finished pieces as well as in live settings. Parallel to her solo work, Ratté is the visual part of Le Révélateur, with the electronic music composer Roger Tellier-Craig.Ratté’s work has been shown in very diverse contexts, including art galleries (online and IRL), music and film festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, Paddles On! (1st digital art auction at Phillips)  NYC, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF.),  São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, NYC, Rhizome.org (The download Program), Cell Project Space in London UK, Send+Receive Festival Winnipeg, Elektra Festival Montreal, MUTEK, A/Vision 3, in Montreal, Mexico City and Barcelona. Her videos with Le Révélateur have been released on DVD by the San Francisco Label Root Strata.
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Ep.II ◊ 8th - 15th Feb.Matthias Tharang, Beauty of Labour, 2013, 3:00 min. Special Edition (Full Length 8:47 min.) In this special edit for Totem & Taboo, Tharang’s video depicts a middle-aged man, naked, paunchy, set in a black room. The protagonist is at ‘work’: arranging white cubes with care, creating a pyramidal stack in order to destroy them with a giant hammer. Smashing one after the other, the white cubes crack in pieces, revealing their emptiness. The absurdity of this scene is subversively stated in the title, Beauty of Labour - Playing on the classical meaning of ‘beauty’ and its contradictory representation in the film, the heavy naked figure mirrors a representative of our society. The ‘Labour’, the archaic terminology for work, acts here as a ‘retro reference’ of a present that has never changed - a sisyphic task. Breathing loudly, stopping for a rest to contemplate what is left, the man represents a modern allegory of labour, its essence - futile, exhausting and repetitive. Matthias Tharang (b. 1982, Dresden) lives and works between Amsterdam and London. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and completed his MFA at Goldsmiths College in London. Primarily encompassing installation and video, the core of his work challenges patterns of perception, which result from the alienation of persuasive strategies. In this context he investigates the invisible space between utopia and dystopia, while exploring the inherent absurdity of polarising features. Tharang has been featured in shows of the ICA, London (2013), Spike Island, Bristol (2013), Aubin Gallery, London (2012), Tenderpixel Gallery, London (2012), Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (2011), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010), Museum Folkwang, Essen (2010), SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (2009), and Meneer de Wit Gallery, Amsterdam (2009). Besides he featured in the Catlin Art Guide (2014), took part in the 5th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art (2013), and contributed to the 53rd Venice Art Biennale (2009). www.matthiastharang.com
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Episode I ◊ 1st - 8th Feb.
Rehana Zaman, ‘What an artist dies in me’/Exit the Emperor Nero, 4minVideo commissioned by OUTPOST Gallery, shown in June 2013.- A woman- A man- A tragedy…This work expresses a tension - a perverse story set in a low-fi stage, a play within an old future. The references to theatre, literature and television of a bygone age, create a representation of the represented; a multi-layered act which unfolds towards a dramatic historical end.The title evokes the dark side of history, a famous sentence uttered before the Roman Emperor’s death - A fake suicide (the act of killing was actually performed and agreed by Nero’s secretary).Zaman touches upon a Brechtian awareness of the illusion in displacing the belief and disbelief of theatre into a film format where the concepts of acting, story telling and role play reveal and obscure meanings.Working with performance, video and text based work, Rehana Zaman composes abstract narratives inspired by theatrical, philosophical and sociopolitical contexts. Zaman (b. 1982, Heckmondwike) lives and works in London. In 2013 she presented solo exhibitions at Outpost, Norwich and Studio Voltaire, London. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Home Theater’ Baro , Sao Paolo (2013); ‘The GDR Goes On’, The Showroom; ‘The London Open’, Whitechapel Gallery, London; ‘We Love You’, Limoncello, London (all 2012); ‘Other People’s Problems’, Project Space Leeds (2011) and ‘Of Many One’, Scaramouche Gallery, New York, (2010). Rehana was a recipient of the Red Mansion Art Prize in 2012. She completed her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in 2011, was a LUX Associate Artist 2012/2013 and is currently one of three artist fellows at Central St Martins supported by the Cocheme Charitable Trust.www.lux.org.uk/education/rehana-zaman
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Ep.I ◊ 1st Feb. ◊ 10am
Rehana Zaman, 'What an artist dies in me'/Exit the Emperor Nero, 4min Video commissioned by OUTPOST Gallery, shown in June 2013.
 
- A woman - A man - A tragedy…
This work expresses a tension - a perverse story set in a low-fi stage, a play within an old future. The references to theatre, literature and television of a bygone age, create a representation of the represented; a multi-layered act which unfolds towards a dramatic historical end. 
 The title evokes the dark side of history, a famous sentence uttered before the Roman Emperor’s death - A fake suicide (the act of killing was actually performed and agreed by Nero’s secretary).
Zaman touches upon a Brechtian awareness of the illusion in displacing the belief and disbelief of theatre into a film format where the concepts of acting, story telling and role play reveal and obscure meanings. 
Working with performance, video and text based work, Rehana Zaman composes abstract narratives inspired by theatrical, philosophical and sociopolitical contexts. Zaman (b. 1982, Heckmondwike) lives and works in London. In 2013 she presented solo exhibitions at Outpost, Norwich and Studio Voltaire, London. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Home Theater’ Baro , Sao Paolo (2013); ‘The GDR Goes On’, The Showroom; ‘The London Open’, Whitechapel Gallery, London; ‘We Love You’, Limoncello, London (all 2012); ‘Other People’s Problems’, Project Space Leeds (2011) and ‘Of Many One’, Scaramouche Gallery, New York, (2010). Rehana was a recipient of the Red Mansion Art Prize in 2012. She completed her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in 2011, was a LUX Associate Artist 2012/2013 and is currently one of three artist fellows at Central St Martins supported by the Cocheme Charitable Trust.www.lux.org.uk/education/rehana-zaman

 Totem and Taboo IV Episodes - February 2014A—-Z presents the online experimentTotem and Taboowww.totemandtabooo.tumblr.comtotemandtabooo.tumblr.coma—-z.tumblr.com/TotemandTaboo◊ 5 artistsRehana Zaman, Matthias Tharang, Sabrina Ratté, Kasper Jacobs & Maurits Koster◊ 4 VideosRevealed on their streaming dayEvery Saturday (10am) in FebruaryEach screened for one week HERE ‘In the first place, the totem is the common ancestor of the clan; at the same time it is their guardian spirit and helper, which sends them oracles and, if dangerous to others, recognises and spares its own children.’ ‘The meaning of taboo, as we see it, diverges in two contrary directions. To us it means, on the one hand, ‘sacred’, ‘consecrated’, and on the other ‘uncanny’, ‘dangerous’, ‘forbidden’, ‘unclean’.’ Sigmund Freud, Totem and Taboo, Some Points of Agreement Between the Mental Lives of the Savages and Neurotics, 1913, p.54 & 55
1st Feb.  Totem and Taboo IV Episodes - February 2014A—-Z presents the online experimentTotem and Taboo◊ 5 artistsRehana Zaman, Matthias Tharang, Sabrina Ratté, Kasper Jacobs & Maurits Koster◊ 4 VideosRevealed on their streaming dayEvery Saturday (10am) in FebruaryEach screened for one week HERE‘In the first place, the totem is the common ancestor of the clan; at the same time it is their guardian spirit and helper, which sends them oracles and, if dangerous to others, recognises and spares its own children.’ ‘The meaning of taboo, as we see it, diverges in two contrary directions. To us it means, on the one hand, ‘sacred’, ‘consecrated’, and on the other ‘uncanny’, ‘dangerous’, ‘forbidden’, ‘unclean’.’ Sigmund Freud, Totem and Taboo, Some Points of Agreement Between the Mental Lives of the Savages and Neurotics, 1913, p.54 & 55 ◊Ep.I ◊ 1st Feb.Rehana ZamanWorking with performance, video and text based work, Rehana Zaman composes abstract narratives inspired by theatrical, philosophical and sociopolitical contexts. Zaman (b. 1982, Heckmondwike) lives and works in London. In 2013 she presented solo exhibitions at Outpost, Norwich and Studio Voltaire, London. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Home Theater’ Baro , Sao Paolo (2013); ‘The GDR Goes On’, The Showroom; ‘The London Open’, Whitechapel Gallery, London; ‘We Love You’, Limoncello, London (all 2012); ‘Other People’s Problems’, Project Space Leeds (2011) and ‘Of Many One’, Scaramouche Gallery, New York, (2010). Rehana was a recipient of the Red Mansion Art Prize in 2012. She completed her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in 2011, was a LUX Associate Artist 2012/2013 and is currently one of three artist fellows at Central St Martins supported by the Cocheme Charitable Trustwww.lux.org.uk/education/rehana-zaman◊◊Ep.II ◊ 8th Feb.Matthias Tharang Tharang (b. 1982, Dresden) lives and works between London and Amsterdam. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, the Zurich University of the Arts, and completed his MFA at Goldsmiths in London. Primarily encompassing installation and video, the core of his artistic explorations is shaped by the alienation of power relations. In this context he investigates the interspace of utopia and dystopia, while determining parameters of senselessness arising from the polarising conceptions of persuasion.Tharang has been featured in shows of the ICA, London (2013), Spike Island, Bristol (2013), Aubin Gallery, London (2012), Tenderpixel Gallery, London (2012), Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (2011), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010), Museum Folkwang, Essen (2010), SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (2009), Meneer de Wit Gallery, Amsterdam (2009), and ABBT Projects, Zurich (2007). Besides he will feature in the Catlin Art Guide (2014), took part in the 5th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art (2013), and contributed to the 53rd Venice Art Biennale (2009).www.matthiastharang.com◊◊◊ Ep.III ◊ 15th Feb.Sabrina RattéMontreal based visual artist, Ratté (Canada, 1982) is mainly working in the field of video. She completed a BFA and a MFA degree in the film Production Program of Concordia University in Montreal.Ratté’s video work explores the possibilities of mixing together a diverse array of tools and techniques. By the use of analogue signals and digital manipulations, her videos create virtual environments where architecture and landscapes fall into abstraction. Her work is also inspired by the relationship between electronic music and the video image, and she often collaborates with musicians for finished pieces as well as in live settings. Parallel to her solo work, Ratté is the visual part of Le Révélateur, with the electronic music composer Roger Tellier-Craig.Ratté’s work has been shown in very diverse contexts, including art galleries (online and IRL), music and film festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, Paddles On! (1st digital art auction at Phillips)  NYC, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF.),  São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, NYC, Rhizome.org (The download Program), Cell Project Space in London UK, Send+Receive Festival Winnipeg, Elektra Festival Montreal, MUTEK, A/Vision 3, in Montreal, Mexico City and Barcelona. Her videos with Le Révélateur have been released on DVD by the San Francisco Label Root Strata.www.sabrinaratte.com◊◊◊◊ Ep.IV ◊ 22d Feb.Kasper Jacobs & Maurits Koster
Kasper Jacobs is an artist bases in Amsterdam where he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy from which he graduated in 2010. In 2012 he took part at a residency at Hotel Maria Kapel (NL). Kasper Jacobs has presented work at sign gallery (NL), W139 (NL) and Trade Gallery (UK) Maurits Koster is an artist based in both Amsterdam and London where he finished his MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2013. He had solo shows at P/////AKT (2011) and at Jeanine Hofland Contemporary art (2012), and has been included in several group exhibitions in The Netherlands and the UK. The collaboration between Jacobs and Koster has been an ongoing conversation that deals with modes of collectivity and the formation of cultural identity.  They have shown together at Unfair Amsterdam and at the EYE Film Institute Amsterdam.www.kasperjacobs.comwww.mauritskoster.com ◊ A—-Z is an exploratory curatorial platform produced by Anne Duffau. Taking the formula of the alphabet, A—Z uses words related to the idea of Entropy as a starting point to map out and test various unstable potentials. One letter, one experiment, twenty six times www.abc-z.orgA- - -Zwww.totemandtabooo.tumblr.comwww.facebook.com/pages/A-Z/114683268705513www.twitter.com/ADuffau
Saturday 14th December2pm - 6pmm:otif publication launchat Enclave Resolution WayLondonSE8 4NT Join Cyril Lepetit and A—-Z to celebrate m:otif publication launch and a Q&A with the artistShow runs until 20th Dec. 2013***A—-Z presents m:otifSolo show byCyril LepetitA—-Z is an exploratory curatorial platform produced by Anne Duffau. Taking the formula of the alphabet, A—Z uses words related to the idea of Entropy as a starting point to map out and test various unstable potentials. One letter, one experiment, twenty six times www.abc-z.org. Invited by A—-Z for his project at Enclave, Cyril Lepetit has responded to the letter ‘m’ and uses as a starting point the word ‘motif’:motif1. a dominant theme or central idea2. a repeated figure or design in architecture or decorationLepetit has developed a new body of work focusing on the manipulation of images and their representations/reproductions (films become pictures, pictures become drawings, drawings become photos…). Twenty six drawings of male classical sculptures made from a video shot at the Vatican in Rome are presented for m:otif and focus on a centred point, with a model/design and a research in mind. Presented and treated as patterns - they are one part of a body repeated - the anatomy structures the motif but their iteration is different every time. For m:otif, the sculpture, Magical Thinking, responds to the drawings’ materiality - echoing the omnipresent missing element, an imperceptible shape, a distant but ubiquitous ghost.Cyril Lepetit’s work involves various media from drawing, painting, digital imaging, sculpture, installation and performance. Born in Cherbourg, France (1970) he studied at the Ulster College of Art in Belfast (1993) and graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Caen in 1995. He lived in Paris until 1998 and after a residency in Taiwan and Japan he moved to London in 2000 where he now lives and works.He has exhibited in the UK and internationally - From our First Caress to our Last Breath, will our Desires have Evolved (performance) in Seduced: Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2008; Planning - Things you want, Things you do, Things you do anyway (solo show) at Danielle Arnaud. Group exhibitions - Six Easy Steps (Part 4), ICA, London, 2005; Coalesce: Happenstance, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, 2009; Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, Dashanzi International Art Festival (DIAF) 798 Space, Beijing & Design Center, Shangai, 2006; Moving in Architecture, Camden Art Centre, London 2006; Daily Noise, Leroy Nyman Gallery, Columbia University NY, 2006; Genetic Sculpture, Art Concept Galerie, Paris 2001; + si affinité Afiac, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 2006 and Centrefold, Zoo Art Fair, London, 2006 (Tate collection). Lepetit also runs a curatorial project The International Exhibitionist www.international-exhibitionist.orgwww.cyril-lepetit.comFollow A- - -Z :www.facebook.com/pages/A-Z/114683268705513www.twitter.com/ADuffauA- - -Z 
PV: 29th Nov.
Show runs from 30th Nov. – 20th Dec. 2013
Closure event: 14th Dec.
 
A—-Z presents m:otif
Solo show by
Cyril Lepetit
Performance on 29th of Nov. 
At Enclave, Resolution Way, London, SE8 4NT, 
Open Thu-Sat 12-6pm, Closest Station: Deptford 

For his project at Enclave, Lepetit used as a starting point the word motif:
1.a dominant theme or central idea
2.a repeated figure or design in architecture or decoration.
An entirely new body of work has been created focusing on the manipulation of images and their representations/reproductions. (Films become pictures, pictures turn into drawings, drawing as photos…)
26 drawings are presented from male antique sculptures, treated as patterns, they are one part of a body repeated. Their anatomy structures the motif but their reiteration is different every time.
Taken from a video made in Rome, at the Vatican, Lepetit concentrated on a centered point, with in mind a model/design and a research.
The sculpture, Magical Thinking, responds to the drawings materiality. It echoes the missing element, omnipresent, an imperceptible shape, a distant but ubiquitous ghost.
The artist works with humor around the idea of desire, closeness, intimate in a public space, and the relations and tensions between what can and cannot be done in the public sphere.
On the 14th Dec. join us for an afternoon tea and coffee in the presence of Cyril Lepetit to celebrate the launch of m:otif publication, pinted by Hato Press.
Enclave, Resolution Way, London, SE8 4NT
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Since 1993, he has developed a series of installations and performances with the intention of involving the audience, and also, himself in the situation.  With each piece, he undertakes to create a film of the interaction with the work, manipulating images of the audience to emphasize the possible meaning of our behaviour, as much as to serve his emancipation. These films are autonomous works and are often presented as installation or single channel video.
His work involves several media from drawings, paintings, digital imaging, sculptures, installations and performances, to the human being.
Cyril Lepetit was born in Cherbourg, France (1970). He studied at the Ulster College of Art in Belfast (1993) and graduated at Ecole des Beaux-arts de Caen in 1995. He lived in Paris until 1998. After a residency in Taiwan and Japan he moved to London in 2000 where he now lives and works. ‘From our first caress to our last breath, will our desires have evolved’was the title of a performance he presented in Seduced: Sex and Art from Antiquity to Now, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2008. In 2010, Lepetit presented his solo show at Danielle Arnaud, Planning - Things you want, Things you do, Things you do anyway. Theexhibition’s starting point was taken from the Technotrans,a performance made in 2009 at the back of a lorry during the international truck transport industry convention in Nantes. A dj mixed songs recorded by Lepetit from asylum seekers & refugees in their own languages and in English. This is an example of the satire in which Lepetit develop his work. He has taken part in group shows in London in Six Easy Steps (Part 4), ICA, London, 2005; Coalesce: Happenstance, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam 2009; Metropolis Rize: New Art from London, Dashanzi International Art Festival (DIAF) 798 Space, Beijing & Design Center, Shangai, 2006; Moving in Architecture, Camden Art Centre, London 2006; Daily Noise, Leroy Nyman Gallery, Columbia University NY, 2006; Genetic Sculpture, Art Concept Galerie, Paris 2001; + si affinité Afiac, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, 2006 and Centrefold, Zoo Art Fair, London, 2006 (Tate collection). Lepetit runs the International Exhibitionist alongside his practice: www.international-exhibitionist.org
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F—-Future at Nesta22/11/136-8pm
What is and what could a speculative artwork be? Science fiction imagines alternate possibilities for the futurewith fantastic architecture and utopian societies - who makes the art in these futuristic worlds and what is itlike? For this installment of A—-Z, F—-Future artist Gareth Owen Lloyd borrowed from the predictive technology of corporate foresight and organised a future workshop that asked the question in the possible scenarios of the future who are the artists and what might they make?. 12 experts in the field of speculative thinking (ranging from science fiction writer Tim Maughan to utopia expert Dr Dan Smith) were invited to imagine the conditions for and make art and artists of the future. The workshop took place in June 2013 in London at the Crystal, an exhibition centre designed to envision the cities of the future. After faithfully following the future workshop method through a day of brainstorming, card games and role-play the experts veered far from our present reality and developed the scenarios for the creation of four ‘artistic entities’. They imagined a biologically engineered tree artist, a homogeneous family of nomadic data-pirates, a hyper intelligent conscious social network and time altering laser beam. This ‘fantasy phase’ was documented via twitter (@futureworkshop) and through the coloured cards the participants used to write down their visions. These cards have been photographically enlarged and installed at Nesta in the same timelines that the participants created during the workshop and the project now pauses as a proposition adorning the walls of the conference space within which the future of British creative industry is decided. Nesta (formerly NESTA, National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) is an independent charity that works to increase the innovation capacity of the UK. Nesta recently organised FutureFest, a two-day festival dedicated to sparking imagination and ideas about how the future can be shaped and their conference space hosted Future Londoner, a RE.WORK and Nesta experimental workshop exploring the impact of emerging technologies on our future urban landscapes. Gareth Owen Lloyd is an artist based in London. He has recently collaborated on a science fiction film in Johannesburg, which is on tour with Outpost Open 2013 and can be seen at Canal Gallery London. He works with the group MoreUtopia! whose past events have been at The Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery and have a forthcoming show, Without Nature at TAP, Southend on Sea. Gareth’s recent presentations include AlterFutures, London, Ithuba Arts Gallery Johannesburg, The Architecture Foundation, London and The Design Museum, London. A—-Z is an exploratory curatorial platform produced by Anne Duffau. Taking the formula of the alphabet, A—-Z uses words related to the idea of Entropy as a starting point to map out and test various unstable potentials. one Letter, one experiment, twenty six times.www.futurefuturefuture.comwww.garethowenlloyd.com
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