4-19 September 2010
Victoria Browne | Jaume Rocomora | David Sutton
Vernissage and Performance
Thursday, 2 September 2010, 6-9pm
KALEID editions first off-site event, curated at The Belfry, St. John on Bethnal Green. 1+1+1 refers to Henri Bergson's philosophy of duration in which every unit consists of a multiplicity of its parts. The exhibition as performance, installation and collection will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday in the church designed by Sir John Soane, a Grade I listed building in the heart of London's East End.
Open to the public: Saturday & Sundays 12-6pm
Open House London 2010
KALEID editions is participating in London's largest architectural festival on the 18th and 19th September 2010.
St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
St John on Bethnal Green is a registered charity: no. 1132150
Victoria Browne's installation plays on locating the ever-elusive Higg's boson and draws on 19th century hachuring techniques and the Dufourkarten - a military topographical survey of Switzerland completed in 1862 - to parody first beam events of CERN's large hadron collider.The engraved slides shift in arrangement, projecting and rebounding within the belfry, magnetising towards the mechanical vibrations underfoot.
As a self-initiated project Speculative Progress, Browne visited CERN annually for three years to gather material in the form of interviews, data, photographs and drawings. Her work acts as a diversion from the increasingly rapid and speculative media response to socio-political events. This re-writing relies on a qualitative research methodology and âan interconnexion of elements, each one of which represents the whole, and cannot be distinguished or isolated from it except in abstract thought'(1).
Victoria Browne is artist in residence at Middlesex University of London and and the founder of KALEID editions.
1. Henri Bergson, The Multiplicity of Conscious States and the Idea of Duration, Chapter 2, Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness (1910).
Curated by Alicia Canes Chved.
After exhibiting in Spain and France, Jaume Rocamora (Tortosa, 1946) for the first time brings Tractats d'Artà fex, his collection of artist's books to the UK. In a career that spans more than forty years, Rocamora has researched the properties of cardboard and its geometrical abstract possibilities.
According to the art critics Wences Rambla (Universitat Jaume I) and Montserrat Prudon (Université Paris 8) Rocamora's interpretation of the artist's book, as the visible imposed over the legible, focuses on the shape. His 'cardboard sculptures' are thought to be transportable and handled objects, to be re-interpreted through the juxtaposition of layers and the permeation of shapes as a whole.
'When these books take the form of a box their seduction is still greater, a doubly symbolic object because of its matrix form and the content it holds within [â¦] Shape, the box, of which one would not know how to separate the symbolic value from the value of the figure, the geometric reference and the colour that gives body. Each one of the constituent elements of this object, close to the poem-object, where reading and observing converge, seems to move away in search of its complementary: half triangles that aspire to their completeness, the perfect value of the square or the rectangle.' Montserrat Prudon.
David Sutton (organ) & Victoria Browne (spoken)
Dialogue between artist and musician. The improvisational happening as a continuous multiplicity of sound will be performed during the opening night to visitors in the central nave.
David Sutton, an organist for over forty years, accompanies weddings, funerals and weekly services for congregations in North East London.