Every artist, like every scientist is looking for a white crow. Each time they engage in their practice they chase the mythical beast' 1.
For the next exhibition, Campbell Works is delighted to present new works by artists Alla Malova and Chong Det. Malova a Russain by birth, currently lives and works between London and Geneva, while Det, a nomadic ‘non dom’ will together feed on a collision of itinerant trajectories. There is never just one understanding of something much like there is not just one white crow. You can never have anything but misunderstanding. Meaning can never be fully obtained because the common origin is none.
Working with and for each other Malova and Det have created a 'body' of work that is not in any way a collaboration, but more of an ‘assist’ with each others practice. In this mutually shared field of interest, embodiment, laughter and occupation are made concrete. A sculptor’s primary medium is space, that is simultaneously continuous and transforming, the mere process of sharing a space and working along side other, affords the carving out of an expanse that is a breeding ground for objects, physical and mental. The objects thus created, grant a diversion from the ring-road of language into the middle ground of in-betweenness of experience, understanding and imagination. They are a form of subjective emotional cartography that translate spiritual into material, scientific into artistic, private into public and back.
‘the art work is not the object and it’s not an understanding of the object, it’s an affective constellation and a map of intensity’.2 it has no origin. It plots trajectories and whispers lines of flight , sometimes it’s a murmur, others more of a mutter but it can also be a plain mumble, because its only chance to succeed is to slip away from the intended significance. It expresses reason that is adventure, ‘the indefinite lacks nothing: above all it doesn’t lack determination. It is a determination of becoming…’.3