Screening the work of 13 artists: Chris Cunningham, Gil Scott Heron, Katja Davar, Benedict Drew, Aurelien Froment, Romain Gavras, Cyprien Gaillard, The Otolith Group, Graham Gussin , Paul and Marlene Kos, Nicolas Provost, Alicja Rogalska, and Anri Sala.

at V22 Summer Club 2012

The word Apocalypse comes from the Greek apokaluptein ‘uncover, reveal’*. The ending reveals a new beginning.

The guidance of this project stems from three main points: estrangement used as creative tools, the inner space, and the post-apocalyptic/Sci-Fi aesthetic.

As the last bright days of the industrial age wane and the damage is everywhere assessed, at best the irony of art’s position is total. At worst, art can at least say this about itself: it occupies a position that from conflicting many-points-of-view is genuinely apocalyptic”**(Mark von Schlegell)

The screening launches a bigger project called A—-Z.

one letter, one experiment, twenty six times

Apocalypse will show the work of 13 artists:

Chris Cunningham, Gil Scott Heron - New York Is Killing Me (2011)

Katja Davar—People who trash elevators (2003), Shells on Mountains Tops (2006)

Benedict Drew—The Persuaders (2011)

Aurelien Froment—Pulmo Marina (2010)

Romain Gavras, Justice—Stress (2008)

Cyprien Gaillard—Pruitt-Igoe Falls (2009)

The Otolith Group—Hydra Decapita (2010)

Graham Gussin—Spill (1999)

Paul and Marlene Kos—Lightning (1976)

Nicolas Provost—Storyteller (2010)

Alicja Rogalska—Chiaroscuro City series (2011)

Anri Sala—Long Sorrow (2005), Air Cushioned Ride (2007)

*Definition from the Oxford dictionary


With thanks to Lux and The French Institute.

Programmed by Anne Duffau.


Opening Times
Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm

V22 Summer Club 2012
100 Clements Road
SE16 4DG