Tuesday, 9 October 2012

SOLO

This exhibition focuses on the work of nine women artists who primarily work in film, video and performance. They are all present in the work immersed in a solo reverie, acting out tasks and actions that range from the very bodily and visceral to the banal and distant. 
There is a connectivity between the works on display together due to the earnest endeavours and intimate obsessions of the artists and their shared engrossment in the materials they wield, whittle or balance.

‘If we think against the grain of the solo as discrete, we can begin to hear solo in collectivity – and not just by tracing influence in uni-directional lines of influence, but lines of influence or reverberation ….as involved in call and response, or read as imbricated in collective or choral actions, “solo” in some senses casts itself into the future as ‘becoming ensemble’…citing other work, co-opting other work, creating an action by acting or reacting, enacting or re-enacting, making of the single body a stage across which whole histories (the multitudes) are brought to bear’.

Rebecca Schneider ‘Solo Solo Solo’ 2008 After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance

Review:

http://hastingsonlinetimes.co.uk/arts-culture/visual-arts/going-solo

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION:  https://vimeo.com/50519601




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