Philip Newcombe | ɪntəˌluːd,

1 Jul 2015 – 14 Jul 2015


London, United Kingdom


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For the exhibition period of July Maria Stenfors is delighted to present two solo projects by Philip Newcombe and Lilah Fowler. Both artists explore the vacuum created when a key element is deliberately removed: the ability to visually experience the art work.


The works will run consecutively: Newcombe 1-14 July, and Fowler 15-29 July 2015. Both artists will in turn explore the altered perception when space is removed and material changed and limited; Philip Newcombe in a work that is audible at the gallery doors, as well as viewable via documentation on the gallery website, and Lilah Fowler online on the gallery website, in a work exploring the infinite dimensions of the internet.

Behind the closed doors, a solitary speaker is placed on a wall, relaying a sound loop, turning the gallery into an active space; one in a constant state of flux. With its precise 35 second loop, this repetitive muzak frustrates any linear sense of time. Sourced from 'YouTube', this is a form of digital ready-made. When experienced, with its precise short loop, it kickstarts a slightly altered reaction each time.  This familiar sound often used in elevators or spaces where people inhabit, or telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), becomes a provocateur within the empty space; an interlude or an interruption within the gallerys programme. A pause.

Newcombe's often dry outlook allows us to imagine spaces or objects through suggestion. ɪntəˌluːd, (with its deliberate phonetic title), will run 24 hours a day between the 01st and 14th July. Although the gallery is closed during this time, it may be viewed from the outside corridor or from inside your head during shopping trips.



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