You Are Only an Image to Me

An audio-visual immersive art installation, a result of a collaboration between post-photographer Magdalena Zoledz, and musician Tomasz Lita, exploring ideas of abstract art and music, error in the art context, and post-humanism.

at San Mei Gallery

Just like an atom is the smallest constituent unit of ordinary matter that has the properties of a chemical element, a pixel is the smallest constituent unit of digital ordinary matter. Glitch is not only a technological mistake made by <cold> computers. It’s also a metaphor for the erroneous idea of humanity that human is in the center of the world. What if he is not?- Magdalena

Do computers make better art than humans? Can mistakes be beautiful?

You Are Only an Image to Me is an audio-visual immersive art installation, a result of a collaboration between two artists and machines. Post-photographer Magdalena Zoledz and musician Tomasz Litra, explore the ideas of abstract art and music, error in the art context, post-humanism, and more.

The video captured by Zoledz shows a moment in which CCTV camera stopped performing its task, as designed by man. As a result of erroneous information being fed back, software created its own ‘interpretation' of reality. Through visible glitches, man becomes merely a mosaic of shapes and colours. That, in turn, provokes a deeper need for abstract thought, which in the artist’s mind, is a human domain. During the exhibition opening the audience will enjoy a sound performance, in which Litra, using piano and other instruments and the means of sound improvisation, will attempt to interpret the camera’s visual art. The exhibition is a record of a construction and deconstruction process of perplexing languages, syntaxes and contexts.

Magdalena Zoledz is a post-photographer, author of essays, books and works, which she calls conceptual objects. She exhibited in Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands and the UK. In 2017 started a PhD programme in photography at University of Fine Arts in Poznan and is a visiting student at Slade School of Fine Art. She is a member of 280A.

Tomasz Litra is a musician, improviser and composer. Previously, he worked and played with a theatre group (Theater Association "KRZYK") all over Europe, wrote music for documentaries and played with ensembles specialized in collective improvisation and sound appreciation. Currently, he lives in Warsaw and co-runs a record label Lado ABC.

ONE Project is an independent curatorial project created by Marta Grabowska and Magdalena Zoledz, a Polish creative duo with an innovative approach to presenting and perceiving art. Championing values of slow art, they create immersive art events reaching beyond the ideas of an exhibition.

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Opening Times
Preview: Friday 12 October, 6-9pm
12-14 October 2018
Friday to Sunday, 12-7pm

Where
San Mei Gallery
39a Loughborough Road
London
SW9 7TB