Exhibition

Stephanie Busson • Hunt & Darton • Jefford Horrigan • Maria Theodoraki • Ben Judd

14 May 2011 – 12 Jun 2011

Event times

Gallery open Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm (gallery CLOSED Thursday 2nd June - Sunday 5th June)

Cost of entry

FREE

James Taylor Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

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

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Jefford Horrigan
Out of the Corner of the Eye

Out of the Corner of the Eye, moments and images half seen, which return to shape the imagination during those late sodium and early indigo hours. Centred on everyday acts, dressing, drinking, sewing or polishing, these short films, rooted in sculpture but indebted to painting are made for television sets placed in a world reduced to tables, vases and lamps.


Maria Theodoraki
Reel Around The Fountain

"One object (as a starting point), in the middle of four rooms, doors leading off in each direction; more objects, a partition wall and a light source accord the space. Revolving, Jamie George and I share a discussion and the decisions." Maria Theodoraki


Stephanie Busson
A Way to a Place

A Way to a Place presents 7 works selected from Edouard Levé's Oeuvres, a book describing 553 artworks Levé thought of but never produced. Methodically following the author's instructions, Stephanie Busson created a series of pieces exploring the notions of territory and mobility while simultaneously investigating the issues related to authorship and collaboration in the context of contemporary practice(s). Oscillating between mere activation and loose interpretation of Levé's ideas, the show aims to challenge overdependence on intellectual individuality in favour of a non-territorial and dialogic approach.

A Way to a Place will be presented concurrently at Kultur-able in Berlin and at the James Taylor Gallery in London.


Hunt & Darton
Hunt & Darton Driving Range

All thats Golf...
Based at the home of the Ryder cup for one week Hunt and Darton embraced all that is Golf. Gloves, clubs, bunkers, balls, rules.

Hunt & Darton make work about common problems, embarrassment, human behavior and more recently have begun to closely look at peoples' past times, hobbies and subjects of fanaticism. Considering what people choose to spend their time doing can seem trivial to others, and therefore, following this logic, their level of engagement should be absurd, however, the status and heritage of some of these activities often deflects any questioning. Hunt & Darton have used the absurdity of the true fanatic to generate content for their ongoing performative practice; "all the language and 'gear', filling time and providing purpose, the activity preventing boredom and the hobby becoming a form of survival or at least offering a reason to be."

Hunt & Darton' is a Live Art collaboration between Jenny Hunt and Holly Darton.


Ben Judd
Event: Mysterium
Saturday 11th June 8.30pm

Ben Judd works with performance and video to explore notions of scepticism and belief, freedom and immersion, by positioning himself, and the audience, as both participant and observer. Recent performance work explores how the ritualistic activities of occult groups and individuals can be extended into an action realised by actors (one that hovers on the border between immersion and a more self-conscious, knowing state), and how, in turn, this action can be interpreted in a moving image work.

Mysterium will be loosely based on an unrealised performance by the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin, whose intentions for his musical performances became increasingly eccentric. Influenced by both his condition of synesthesia and by Theosophy, Scriabin's unrealisable work was intended to be in the tradition of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art, in which different sensory experiences overlap and meld into a consummate artwork, or integrated drama.

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