Friday, April 01, 2011

Cath Campbell & Miles Thurlow: "NATURAL LANGUAGE[nach-er-uhl lang-gwij]" Vitrine Gallery, London

Natural language (nach-er-uhl lang-gwij)

Friday 1 - Tuesday 26 April 2011. Daily 24-hour. FREE.

Artists: Nicole Bachman; Cath Campbell and Miles Thurlow; Johanna Hallsten; Chris Grieves and Richard Battersby; Adrian Lee; Cary Leibowitz; Ant Macari; Linda Persson; Chris Shaw.

'Natural language(nach-er-uhl lang-gwij)' picks at the intrinsic tendencies of language through an exhibition of works that incorporate text, verbal, and visual mediums. Emerging from the idea of language as a malleable system of complex registers - particularly correlations between written, aural and visual forms, works have been brought together in order to speculate the subtle 'vice-versa' current between these common affinities.

Featuring audio, 3D, 2D, 4D, performance and published material, works collectively explore the abstract and often irradicable nature of the ways that language immerse into and transpire from narrative structure- in its widest sense. Artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition for their own investigations into language cross-hybridisations.

The process by which artists engage with language based material will also be explored, whether as a structural strategy; as an instructive aspect or as a means to develop forms of deviance arising from socio/political discourse. Works presented in this exhibition have a link with fiction, autobiographies, political discourse/activity, critical theory, philosophy, psychoanalysis and music. In tandem with with the work in the gallery, guest speakers have been invited to talk formally around ensuing themes from the exhibition. We will also host a screening of artists moving image.
Curated by Natasha Rees.
Opening event and preview: with a screening (in the cinema, at 7pm) of the last in a series of seasonal video works by Chris Grieves & Richard Battersby, independently published materials by artists and curators including El Von Brown of X marks the Bokship; VERSUCH from Gil Leung and me and my friends - a continuing project by Nicole Bachman; performances by Enda Deburka, Fred Gehrig, and Benedict Seymour; Natasha Rees & Josephine Wood will play a dubplate recording and Dean Kenning compiles a thematically tailored DJ set.
Talk, screenings and performance: Date April 9 2011 4pm - 6pm FREE. A discussion around the transpiring themes from the exhibition and language structures within contemporary creative practice. Various moving image works; and an audio work by Johanna Hallsten. Event introduced by Natasha Rees with guest speakers. Full details to follow. RSVP