AboutAdam Chodzko, Andrew Dodds, Kelly Large, Nicoline van Harskamp
Among Other Things brings together objects, video, sound and installation by four artists who question what it means to produce work through relational encounters with and between people. At a time when the role, affect and stories of objects are undergoing renewed scrutiny the exhibition asks what differences, if any, are evident between encounters with 'objects' formed through relational practices, and those produced from the traditional artistic disciplines.
The artworks in the exhibition reflect a multiplicity of ideas and approaches towards the process of production including explorations of chance, dialogue, distribution and evolving strategies of engagement. Crucially, the artists in the exhibition engage with material outcomes to address social and political notions of agency, (re-)assembly and futurity. Here, beyond props to past events, and in a critical spirit of collectivity, the artists hint at potential events to come or yet to be imagined.
Among Other Things acknowledges both the institution of the university and the student body as sites of potential and, following recent and ongoing social unrest, Nina Power gives a public talk as part of the exhibition programme. A publication, Among Other Things, supported by Camberwell Press accompanies the exhibition and features a new essay, Entangled Objects, by cultural geographer Craig Martin.
Talk by Nina Power 26 January, 5 - 6pm, Lecture Hall, Wilson Road Annex