The works within this exhibition present competing notions of duration; both of time as the strength and presence of a gesture, but also time as the duration of art as language.
at Twelve Around One
Christian Hidaka, Untitled, Red Desert Series
Samuel Dowd, Christian Hidaka, Sara Ludy, Ryan Mosley and Philip Root
Curated by Christopher Shilling
“During long periods of history, the mode of human sense perception changes with humanity’s entire mode of existence.”—Walter Benjamin
The works within this exhibition present competing notions of duration. Both of time as the strength and presence of a gesture, as found with moving image works; but also time as the duration of art as language.
As language, art has a dual role in both shaping and being dependant on context and the increasingly complex notions of proximity which is presented by the internet effects a change; achieved not only in the way it informs and disseminates information about and as art, but also as an instrument of classification representing a system of thought; in which simultaneous modes of cognition serve to mediate, incorporate, and indeed equally to relegate, once autopoietic, systems within its purpose.
This new language and architecture of encounter offers an anachronic reading of everything and art as a chronological discipline feels this rupture more profoundly. A test of art’s duration can be measured in the degree to which an object exceeds it’s context; it is now, however, the prevalence of this meta-encounter, which runs both concurrently to and simultaneously concludes it’s subject, which provides the mode in which an object is exceeded by it’s context, now, even prior to it’s existence.
This system which anticipates and awaits any gesture, pre-supposing an altering of it’s proximity and context, an effect of which is to disrupt the long established and temporally guided mediation of aesthetics. The history of which has traditionally betrayed a sequence of progress, a process which is now both further enabled, as much as inadvertently denied, by the prevalence of the digital. A change in encounter, which more readily alters the modes of creation and with it the notion and space of authorship.
Preview: Friday 6 July, 6-9.30pm
7 - 15 July 2012
Twelve Around One
33a Shacklewell Street