26 Jul 2009

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James Taylor Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 26, 277, 388
  • Closest tube: Bethnal Green
  • Train: Hackney central

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screen-play looks at a selection of works that turn a blind eye to conventional narrative structures. The presented videos focus on altering the stage of actions, resisting their accomplishment. They do so by playing with the position of the subject and the duration of the time frame. The invited artists propose technical and conceptual shifts that fracture the viewers' expectations, reversing the course of the events and the context in which they take place. This mode of operation allows for a redefinition of the source material employed, as well as a reframing of the setting in which the action occurs. The notions of repetition, overlapping and de-contextualization are stretched out to turn the ordinary into the cinematic and the cinematic into the performative. It is where actions and contexts lose their original significance that new interpretive spaces are created - spaces that go beyond any presupposed reading. ping pong is a double act founded in 2009 that explores the dynamics of curatorial dialogue. It is a continuous flow of ideas that produces unexpected results over the process of exchange. The only exception to the rule is that the ball never falls, simply keeps bouncing. ping pong is Marialaura Ghidini and Gaia Tedone. Please see the gallery website for the screening programme.

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