AboutPrivate View: Friday 17th of December 2010 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Exhibition runs from: Friday 17th of December 2010 Thursday 23rd of December 2010
Gallery Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 11.00 am to 6.30 pm
Sat: 12.30pm - 5.00 pm
Last day of Exhibition: Thursday 23rd of December: 10.00am to 5.00pm
In 1956 three young children took a trip from Battersea to Greenwich and the journey was beautifully captured on super-8 film by their aunt. In 'Battersea Bunches' Mike Coles and Alex Paterson have revisited this journey, merging echoes of the past with fragments of the present to create an emotional and powerfully surreal memory. Ghosts of childhood in the fifties haunt the cavernous and derelict Battersea Power Station of today, fragments of lost time drift along the river Thames blending with ghosts of the future. Set to a haunting musical soundscape written and recorded by Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann this film suspends the viewer in a twilit, dreamlike world of lost memories. And it has its funny bits too.
Mike Coles is a graphic artist and video maker whose work has adorned many parts of the music industry over the past 30 years, and he also runs Malicious Damage Records. Using stills from the film, he has produced a series of haunting frozen snapshots of this twilight world where the ghosts of yesterday blend with the ghosts of the today.
Alex Paterson is a musician, DJ and poet and has performed worldwide as The Orb for over twenty years working closely with Thomas Fehlmann on many distinguished projects and they will be performing the music to 'Battersea Bunches' live on the opening night. Alex is presently working on a major new project in collaboration with the Royal Opera House.