White’s works have radically different starting points: the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, the wall labels at Tate, a film archive in Berlin, listings from a gay cruising website. Any frame is a thrown voice revisits several of these key works, rearticulating them as installations, documentary materials, or performances reimagined by contemporary artists. As such, the exhibition engages with some of the issues White was most keenly concerned with: the notion of “liveness” in a screening or event, the challenges involved in re-performance of historical works, and the vital role of the audience member.
Any frame is a thrown voice is a speculative thinking aloud about the future life of White’s works, exploring how they may act as a catalyst in the present rather than as relics of the past.
Programmed in conjunction with Any frame is a thrown voice, LUX will be holding a series of special events expanding on Ian White’s legacy.
With Jimmy Robert and Julie Cunningham, Sharon Hayes, Emma Hedditch, Evan Ifekoya and Adrian Rifkin. Curated by Kirsty Bell and Mike Sperlinger.