An exhibition of new work by Joe King and Rosie Pedlow made in response to walks down a street close to their home.
Inspired by a series of near identical bungalows lining either side of the street, the artists harness a strategy of repetition. While referring back to conceptual photographic works of the 1960s, they contemplate the idea that repetition, in time and space, creates rhythms that unconsciously shape our experience, pervade our everyday lives and attune us to place.
The works include a series of 23 photographs, a single composite image and a looped film, all stubbornly depicting the bungalows face on but to different effect. Installed along with a ‘deconstructed’ drum kit and festoon lights, visitors are invited not only to invent their own rhythms, either in time with or counter to those in the works, but also to celebrate the possibility of something extraordinary emerging out of the repetitive, humdrum, everyday.
“Observe the street. Apply yourself. Note down what you see. Set about it slowly, stupidly. Force yourself to write down what is of no interest.”
“…there is no identical absolute repetition indefinitely…when it concerns the everyday…there is always something new and unforeseen that introduces itself into the repetitive”
Henri Lefebvre, Rhythmanalysis, 2004
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