Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Jo Coupe: Electroasis

Jo Coupe

at STATION (The Former Fireboat Station)
Phoenix Wharf, Redcliffe Quay,
Bristol BS1 6JT (opposit Severnshed Restaurant)
Opening Saturday 27th May 2006 4-8pm
Admission Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 until 18th June
and by appointment 07833736950

Electroasis is an interdependent network of household appliances. 
Hairdryers, fans and kettles come to life, creating fluctuations in 
temperature and humidity in STATION's two small rooms. These rises and falls 
are logged by a thermohygrograph, a device used in museums to record 
atmospheric conditions. Over three weeks, this environment will develop in 
to a dynamic electrical ecosystem, responding to and regulating its own 
Jo Coupe studied at Newcastle University and Goldsmiths College and lives 
and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her work tackles the complex relationship 
between life, death, growth and decay and invades the spheres of the 
Victorian enthusiast, amateur scientist and jeweller. She works in materials 
as diverse as chalk, vinegar, fruit and bronze. Her projects have included 
commissions for Locus + and the Inland Revenue, a residency in Grizedale 
Forest and, most recently, a group show at BALTIC centre for contemporary 
art. This year she will be taking part in shows at the Museum of Garden 
History, London; Firstsite, Colchester and Workplace, Gateshead.
STATION is a unique and temporary Research and Development Context for Art.
F.f.i contact Louise Short 07833736950