Following on from her month long N-U Graduate residency at FTHo this spring, Kari Robertson presents her resulting work, alongside a screening event of artists' films and other research material.
Drawing on the work and theories of John Latham, and continuing her existing interest in language and how it structures subjectivity, Kari Robertson's work looks at how immaterial and cognitive labour reflects and is reflected in linguistics. The work proposes that nouns are being gradually replaced by streams of verbs and adjectives. Words stop existing as symbols anchored to empirical realities and move into lofty spaces of cerebral description - signifier signifying signifier. Communication, conversely becomes short-hand nodal. Words, and perhaps people, are valued for speed and objective efficiency of performance rather than the quality and nuance of meanings they produce.
This presentation is part of Peckham Artists' Moving Image Festival (PAMI)
Opening reception: Wednesday 18 September 6-9pm
Continues 19 - 22 September 12-6pm
Screening event: Saturday 21 September 7-8pm
The screening programme will include work and material from: Kate Julia Goodnight, Victor Borge, John Latham, Heidi Tikka, Tina Keane, Tex Avery and Rich Hogan.
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