There is Always Light: Art for a New Era
Baran Caginli b.1990, Istanbul.
The artist’s grandmother plays a finger game with her grandson. She learned it as a child and it uses words from dialects that no longer exist. She had taught it to her son a guerrilla fighter who disappeared 28 years ago. The anonymous guerilla images in the video are the ones she watches with the hope of seeing her son. While she looks for his face, she keeps her language alive for her grandson. She knows that just like the words, her son’s face will be forgotten after her death.
Juno Calypso b.1989 UK
How Much Life is Enough?
The luxury house is 26 feet underground in Nevada, rather like a mausoleum. It was built by Girard Henderson, the founder of Avon cosmetics and is owned by a group belonging to the cryonics movement.
“What began as a house built off the fortune of a well-known cosmetics company incorporating the pursuit of beauty and the preservation of the living, had since taking a disturbing detour to become an eerie trophy of those who were more concerned with eternal life.”
Keiichi Matsuda b.1984 Hong Kong
Hyper-reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media. With automation disrupting centuries-old industries, the professional must reshape and expand their service to add value. Failure is a mindset. It is those who empower themselves with technology who will thrive.
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Sekai Machache b.1989 Zimbabwe.
Macheche has a particular interest in W.E.B Dubois’ notion of Double Consciousness, which expresses the psychological challenge of having African heritage whilst living in the West. Invocation is a series of six large photographs in which Machache explores the relationship between Parvati and Kali. Parvati is light skinned and is gentle and nurturing. Kali is dark skinned and the goddess of time, creation, destruction and power. This work performs an invocation using Mudras hand gestures.
Edwin Mingard b. 1984 UK
Since summer 2018 Mingard has been spending time with a group of young people, aged 14-21, in Stoke on Trent, UK, who are either homeless or who have recently experienced it.
At the centre of the project is an artists’ film made in collaboration with that shifting group of young participants. The intention was to make a work that spoke to an audience who are not familiar with their way of life, and for the group to feel represented on screen in a genuine way. They were taught to use high-end film equipment to make the film and participated in informal workshops in photography and creative writing to document their lives.
Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca
Faz que Vai
Faz que Vai (Set to Go) takes its title from the name of a dance step from north-east Brazil, associated with carnival. It portrays four dancers who use this traditional motif to explore gender and socio-economic issues. The film comments on the way this carnivalesque dance has been absorbed into different narratives of heritage, image and product.
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