Self-Service

Responding to Waterloo Festival's 2019 theme of 'Transforming Being', this London Group & Friends exhibition brings together 20 short films by international artists exploring the myriad meanings of self-service.

at Old Crypt, St. John's Church

“The age of automation will be the age of do it yourself”, Marshall McLuhan

More and more we are being asked to do things ourselves. From shopping to car insurance, services that traditionally required a human representative have been redesigned so that customers complete their business interacting only with machines. Some might argue this gives us more flexibility and choice and while others see us all becoming unpaid employees, required to do the work in order to access what we need. Taking its lead from the check-out counters of supermarkets and petrol station forecourts, this exhibition brings together moving image works that respond to this idea of ‘self-service’. Works were contributed by members of the London Group, invited artists and artists chosen from an open call in response to the title.

Curated by London Group members David Theobald and Genetic Moo

Exhibiting artists: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Stephen Carley LG, Sandra Crisp LG, Vardit Goldner, Geeske Janßen, Helena Klakocar, Daniel McKee, Micheál O’Connell/MOCKSIM LG, Genetic Moo LG, Charlotte C Mortensson LG, Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Duncan Poulton, Sue Ridge, James Rosamond, Eric Schockmel, Alcaeus Spyrou, David Theobald LG.

The London Group

Opening Times
Preview: Wednesday 12 June, 6-9pm
10 - 16 June 2019
Monday to Saturday, 1-6pm
Sunday, 12-4pm

Where
Old Crypt, St. John's Church
73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank,
London
SE1 8TY