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Un jour de beauté

Friday, September 14, 2007 to Saturday, October 20, 2007
Opening Hours: 
Private view 13.09.07 6.30-9.00pm
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

The assemblage of models, texts, video and photographic imagery in this exhibition shows a pre-occupation with the acts of cutting, rejoining, inverting and reflecting, revealing a ‘potential space’ - perhaps within the ‘joins’ themselves. These acts often involve violence against a ‘piece of work’ and a feeling of calculated ruination befalls any intended ‘outcome’ - of course these acts also alter the genetic structure of the thing forming a new combination. The splice or seam is imagined as an abyss - something immeasurably deep or infinite - and this distance delays closure in the work and gives time to look and reflect together with a sense of ‘remove’. The impression of provisionality in the work and referencing to ruin as a verb as well as a noun indicates something in process and in the act of taking place in the here and now.

Alec Shepley & Steve Dutton