Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rä di Martino, Shambhavi Kaul, Jennet Thomas, Hope Tucker at Deluge Contemporary Art

The Advise Shape, Jennet Thomas, 2013, HD video 6:11

Speculative Frictions

 Rä di Martino (Italy/UK)
Shambhavi Kaul
Jennet Thomas
Hope Tucker

Speculative Frictions is a media installation exploring constructed cinematic landscapes, narratives restructured though repurposed footage/sound and tropes of speculative fiction and surrealism. It comprises the works Petite histoire des plateaux abandonnés (di Martino), Handful of Dust (Tucker), 21 Chitrakoot (Kaul) and The Advice Shape (Thomas).

In this exhibition, facts and fictions are gloriously recombined or rehabilitated through the use of found or existing footage, sound and reenactments. A slipperiness of time and space propels existing and familiar narrative structures through the membrane that separates truth from fabrication. The resulting cognitive dissonance transcends conflicts between natural and invented landscapes, past and future, the real and anomalous: the bleed-through of artificial and constructed worlds onto the connatural is exalted. 

June 3 to 27, 2015

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