The Cass, London Metropolitan University presents Subtitling the Everyday, a live, collaborative exhibition by artists Charlotte Thrane, Ninna Bohn Pedersen and Torgny Wilcke, supported by the Danish Arts Council, investigating the intimacy and honesty of everyday objects.
Using common, readily available objects and materials, each designer has created a new piece by slightly altering the basic functions of the original item. A new, unexpected object emerges, alluding at alternative options and opportunities, yet still retaining the relationship with its original status.
The three works on display will be created on site and respond directly to the surroundings of the Cass Bank Gallery. Openly, the works reveal how they have been manipulated, pulled stretched and worked on to become new, open forms. Each modification is left evident, creating a narrative of how the piece has evolved to its final form - revealing and tracing the hand of the artist.
Subtitling the Everyday arrives in London after a successful run in Copenhagen, and combines objects created with a variety of interdisciplinary techniques and materials, occupying the space between fine art and design, craft and product design.
Charlotte Thrane’s Out with it, off with it, in with it II uses plaster and pigmented sand on cheesecloth to cast a series of common objects found in the Cass Bank Gallery – the thin, hard shell of the cast becomes the main protagonist of the installation, tracing the edges of the familiar objects but opening them up for new meanings.
Ninna Bohn Pedersen’s Inner workings / Horizontal Collapse uses cameras to record a variety of everyday objects presenting them in a new light, and through observation and manipulation questions their role and their relationship with the hand of the video maker.
Torgny Wilcke’s Subtitling the everyday is a site-specific object that grows according to its contextual space; built with metal sheets and wood, the installation is positioned as a common object, but implicitly invites the viewer to question its status and functionality.