Sunday, 31 October 2010

Slip Sensor - Cell Projects

Slip Sensor

an exhibition in two parts with

Laura Buckley • Martin Fletcher Systems House • Ilana Halperin • Andy Jackson • Francesco Pedraglio • Maria Taniguchi • Adam Thompson

November 12th 2010- January 23rd 2011

The following paragraph is a re-imagining of Robert Smithson’s work ‘Asphalt Rundown’, 1969, perceived through the ‘Esper Machine’, a photo analysis tool, depicted in the film ‘Blade Runner’, directed by Ridley Scott, 1982.

'In a forgotten quarry a heavy goods vehicle is emptying it’s load, SLIP, an asphalt load that trickles down, a landslide, an imitation of the painter’s abstract drip…. SLIP Zoom in/Enhance 90%, (to take a closer look); crystalline fragments reflect and refract the light. SLIP Zoom in again/Enhance 34; a shiny cube like stone is migrating. Geometric form, at odds to it’s rounded neighbors, SLIP Track 45/Enhance, Stop/Move in/Stop: 14; miniscule slates, identical in appearance, modular entities, removed from their white-walled resting place, SLIP, asphalt, a recognition of our ancestors ideals, split into disparate parts. SLIP, discordant parts chaotically placed in a Perspex toy box ready for the taking, SLIP Pull back to original/De-enhance 230%: a cascade of moving ground, an unsteady platform, SLIP'. Give me a hard copy right there.’

This paragraph contains elements from the film ‘Blade Runner’ directed by Ridley Scott, 1982

The Esper Machine, a voice-controlled computer, analyses a photograph by revealing a three dimensional capture of an event enabling the viewer to zoom into a higher resolution image navigating and scrutinising surfaces and turning corners. As a premise for the exhibition, the above paragraph introduces elements of the works in ‘Sensorical Slip’ (Part I and Part II) through the context of Robert Smithson’s iconic work, Asphalt Rundown’, Rome 1969. Asphalt Rundown is analysed with the Esper’s mechanical precision, to try and piece together its component parts by digitally scanning the work using overlaid grids, as the viewer calls out commands and coordinates. Smithson’s approach to his vast entropic works was to develop a photographic practice, none of which dealt with traditional composition or conventional image making. 35mm slide transparencies reduced representation making the images themselves displacements. Sensorical SLIP loosely refers to the ‘Non-Site’ (an indoor earthwork) as a three dimensional logical picture that is abstract, yet it represents an actual site. The artists within this exhibition re-work and re-analyze the aesthetics left by this minimalist trajectory.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a newly published text by writer and independent curator Francesco Pedraglio. The text, a fictive narrative around the imagined existence of abstract objects, will entwine facts and fictions responding to the exhibition by presenting itself as a contribution of artwork to the show.

Francesco Pedraglio co founded FormContent with Caterina Riva and Pieternel Vermoortel in 2007. His practice now interlaces writing with curatorial and editorial projects, experimenting formats of narrativity with hybrid cross-posting between exhibition-making and publishing.

As a special evening event, the artist Ilana Halperin will present ‘Hand Held Lava’, which was performed at ‘Triple Canopy’, New York earlier this year. ‘Hand Held Lava’ is a collaborative performative lecture by volcanic archaeologist, Karen Holmberg, writer/curator, Andrew Patrizio and the artist, Halperin. The lecture focuses on human interaction with an ‘analog geologic event’ combining a volcanic narrative of historic and contemporary eruption footage. Halperin's practice, combines personal experience with scientific theories recording the places she has visited in a quest to understand geological phenomena. In 1999 Halperin heated up a tiny saucepan of milk in a 100 °C sulphur spring to make ‘Boiling Milk Solfataras’ Edinburgh based Ilana Halperin exhibited in‘Portscapes’. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam in 2010 and ‘An Entangled Bank’, Talbot Rice University of Edinburgh and ‘Experimental Geography’, The Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico in 2009. Solo exhibitions include ‘Physical Geology. (slow time), three solo projects. Artists Space, New York, ‘Alchemy Project’, Manchester Museum and ‘Towards Heilprin Land’, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh.

Monday, 11 October 2010

FormContent and The Mock at Salon Light 7 (Paris)

cneai = organises the Salon Light : an annual meeting of micro-publishers of artists' publication at Point Ephémère. For its seventh edition, the Salon Light is part of the program off of the FIAC and will take place from the 22nd to the 24th October 2010. With the presence of some fifty international publishers and 6000 visitors in 3 days, this festive event reveals a demanding but also a very accessible artistic production.
The 2010 edition is divided into four poles: publishers, Motto selection, booksellers and the freebies salon. It highlights the inventiveness of the participants who put their know how in the service of transversal practices: books, magazines, posters, videos, vinyl, websites ...
These publications, often with a limited circulation and sometimes impossible to find, open new doors and create new networks in the world of publishing. Shifted, thrifty and adventurous, the editorial approach of the participants in the Salon Light reflects a willingness to rethink the printed object and its overall production.The salon is punctuated by sales and signatures on the stands of publishers as well as by the Marathon « 11 minutes », a continuing program of performances and lectures conducted by the publishers, the graphic designers and the writers participating.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

The Object Lessons - MUDAM Luxemburg

Nina Beier and Marie Lund’s exhibition The Object Lessons takes as a starting point a fictional short-story written by London-based writer and curator Francesco Pedraglio, following the artists’ invitation to write a subjective text on their 2009 show at De Vleeshal in Middelburg.
This story features the transformation of an artist's subjective gaze into a plurality of view points, as many as the viewers looking at his works.
The exhibition at Mudam will be based on a new series of works taking their inspiration from the sculptures described in the short-story.

The Mock and other superstitions - Le Magasin Grenoble

Le MAGASIN is devoting the 2010 autumn season to SI Sindrome Italiana, a number of events dedicated to the young curatorial and publishing scenes in Italy subsequent to the generation of Maurizio Cattelan.

Some 40 of these artists, born in the 1970s and 1980s, have been invited to present recent works, or ones created for the occasion, in thematic groups developed in the exhibition galleries and the central glass-covered space known as! “la Rue”. Associated with the exhibition is a a colloquium devoted to the contemporary Italian publishing and curatorial scenes The Practitioners!: Curating & Publishing, which will take place on the opening day, Saturday 9 October, and the Open Office project, organized with young Italian independent publishers. The newspaper Transmission will accompany the exhibition.

List of artists (not comprehensive): Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Meris Angioletti, Salvatore Arancio, Francesco Arena, Rosa Barba, Francesco Barocco, Rossella Biscotti, Lupo Borgonovo, Alex Cecchetti, Danilo Correale, Lara Favaretto, Luca Francesconi, Linda Fregni Nagler, Christian Frosi, Giuseppe Gabellone, Martino Gamper, Francesco Gennari, Piero Golia, Sabina Grasso, Massimo Grimaldi, Renato Leotta, Claudia Losi, Rä di Martino, Patrizio di Massimo, Marzia Migliora, Seb Patane, Pennacchio Argentato, Diego Perrone, Paola Pivi, Riccardo Previdi, Pietro Roccasalva, Matteo Rubbi, Andrea Sala, Manuel Scano, Marinella Senatore, Giulio Squillacciotti, Alberto Tadiello, Santo Tolone, Luca Trevisani, Patrick Tuttofuoco, Nico Vascellari, Francesco Vezzoli.

Colloquium The Practitioners!: Curating & Publishing

Saturday 9 October from 2pm to 5.30pm - Auditorium of Le Magasin

With the intervention of Italian independent curators, art critics, directors of institutions, publishers and some French actors, this colloquium should enlighten about the relationships between Italian editorial and curatorial scenes: the question of international positioning of the Italian scene, the place of alternative spaces and independent actors, and the French and

Italian models...

Participants : Alessio Ascari, Chiara Figone, Marianne Lanavere, Luca Lo Pinto, Francesco Manacorda, Simone Menegoi, Chiara Parisi, Francesco Pedraglio, Alessandro Rabottini, Elodie Royer & Yoan Gourmel-220 jours, Andrea Viliani, Elena Volpato.

Open Office!

Salon du Magasin - from 10 October 2010 to 2 January 2011

The young generation of Italian publishers, represented by the magazines Archive Books, Mousse Magazine, Kaleidoscope,! The Mock and other superstitions and NERO present a selection of rare publications,!special projects, and!artists" books.