Back and Forth. And all over again.

2 May 2009

Event times

7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Cost of entry

Free. No booking required.

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James Taylor Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 26, 277, 388
  • Closest tube: Bethnal Green
  • Train: Hackney central
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A screening programme with works by: Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom, Marcel Dinahet, Tarin Gartner, sue.k., Tim Macmillan, Sheena Macrae, Rä di Martino, Elizabeth McAlpine, Sandrine Nicoletta, Raymond Taudin Chabot, Wood & Harrison Back and Forth. And all over again. brings together a selection of video works that look at the notion of movement within the video format. Movements of the body that in the cinematic space become redeeming rituals, hinting at the constraints of our daily actions. Movements of the camera that liberate the video from its conventional limitations by freezing or manipulating motions. The selected artists explore modes of communication that do not rely on classical visual or verbal narratives to convey their meanings. The way in which the videos are constructed places the body and the camera in a reciprocal position; a state that highlights the interconnections between rules and narrative structures, cinematic language and performative acts. The works on show suggest manifold trajectories, inviting the viewer to merge with their movements: a whirl, an undulation, a series of dance-like gestures or just a steady look. It is beyond these fluctuations that many stories can start to be unfolded. The screening is a collateral event of the exhibition Nervous System. ping pong is a double act founded in 2009 that explores the dynamics of curatorial dialogue. It is a continuos flow of ideas that produces unexpected results over the process of exchange. The only exception to the rule is that the ball never falls, simply keeps bouncing. ping pong is Marialaura Ghidini and Gaia Tedone.

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