Autonomous Series

19 Jun 2007 – 15 Jul 2007

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Gallery open: Wends - Sun 12 till 5pm

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Campbell Works

London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 67, 73, 76, 106, 149, 243, 349, 476
  • BR: stoke newington
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Campbell Works is pleased to present the first Autonomous Series,


Autonomous Series is a new curatorial project by Alli Beddoes. presenting two new solo shows, two discussion evenings, and an accompanying film programme.

Matt Golden: Two Drops a cloud makes

Press Preview: 19 June 2007, 4pm ­ 6pm
Opening Night 19 June 2007, 6pm ­ 9pm

19 June ­ 1 July, Wed ­ Sun, 12 ­ 5pm or by appointment

As part of the Autonomous Series at Campbell Works, Matt Golden will be exhibiting a series of newly commissioned work. Each piece is curious, poetic and ephemeral whilst embracing the material and psychological frictions between
the public and the private realm.

This exhibition manages to revere both the found object and the handmade, rigor and chaos, aspiring ideas of preservation, reconstruction and preparation. His works are conceptual rhymes that read as visual haiku¹s. A scaffold tower, often used during exhibition installations, has been highly polished and the platform replaced with a rare and beautiful wood displays Golden¹s sensibility to materials and how we experience a space and, subconsciously, its architectural histories that are combined within it.

Discussion evening: While the city breathes 27th June 2007, 7 to 9pm
A silent discussion with artists, curators, architects and designers.

Film programme: 23rd June 2007, from 2pm with tea and cakes.
A selection of British film 1970 to 2005, including work by William Raban,
Malcolm Le Grice, John Smith, Chris Welsby, George Barber, Rosalind Nashashibi.

John Tiney: Joyride

Press Preview: 3 July 2007, 4pm ­ 6pm
Opening Night with audio collage by Giorgio Sadotti 3 July 2007, 6pm ­ 9pm

4 ­ 15 July, Wed ­ Sun, 12 ­ 5pm or by appointment
For the second part of Autonomous Series at Campbell Works, John Tiney will be debuting a new film work that continues a practice that is fictive, compulsive and challenging. Investigating crossovers between artists¹ film, video and traditional cinema,Tiney explores the notion of illusion and duality through contemporary and historical reference.

This work uses Kubrick¹s The Shining as a citation. A well known scene of Danny tri-cycling through the hallway of the Overlook Hotel has been reorchestrated and adapted. As spectators, we are subject to his visions as we experience the similar turns, corners and flashes of vision. Sound and moving image recedes us into to a trancelike state. This double agency begins to envelopes a dialectical notion of being within and beyond an experience.

Discussion evening: Viewtube 4th July 2007, 7 to 9pm
A panel critique where selected panelists each choose clips from youtube for open discussion.

Film programme: 14th July 2007, from 2pm with tea and cakes.
A selection of British film 1970 to 2005, including work by William Raban,
Malcolm Le Grice, John Smith, Chris Welsby, George Barber, Rosalind Nashashibi.


Autonomous Series is intended to be experienced as a research laboratory. Each solo show provides grounding for the film programmes and discussion evenings. Rather than solely fitting in with a contemporary art discourse, these artists use found objects, readymades and the stuff that fits in between everyday experiences as vehicles for new ideas.

This premise guides Autonomous Series the discussion evenings by positioning them in a way that implies and requires professional, conceptual and theoretical backgrounds to provide material that can be used to explore ideas through the introduction of new exchanges ' linking or threading science, history, art and architecture together. These elements can be referred to as tools and used to dissect and investigate the artist's work in alternative ways.

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