NEWS 29/02/2020—29/03/2020

group exhibition

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A light is shone on engineer/entrepreneur Himmelheber, and his rather ill-fated contribution toward the fledgling environmental movement- namely chipboard.

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‘Strange Glow’ is primarily an exercise in compacting disparate sources – a play on the associative and nonsensical. As assemblage, these pieces feature backdrops of architectural reproduction, super-imposed with seemingly random objects and extracts from the news.

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‘Palace Ruin’ is a reconstruction of a fragment of the former Paleis voor Volksvlijt, Amsterdam’s own Crystal Palace. Having gone up in flames in 1929, an archival photo shows a flank of the building amid a haze of smoke and debris, just after attempts to douse the fire. Beckett recreates this moment in the form […]

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Beckett takes a rich yet little-known African Modernist tradition as a point of departure for his work Negative Space: A Scenario Generator for Clandestine Building in Africa (2015). It consists of an automated storage and retrieval machine (such as those used in warehouses and pharmacies), reconfigured to arrange wooden building blocks to create portraits of […]

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The exhibition consists of a new body of thematic work – a series of wall and floor assemblages exploring the strange high occurrence of premature death’s in the Guinness family. The exhibition toys with speculation, myth, superstition and inevitably pop-culture itself.

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Dowsing (or water devining) is the action of using sticks to find amongst other things, water, oil and hidden structures below the surface of the ground. For “Dowsing Schools”, two dowsers were invited from England, to make surveys of schools in Amsterdam. They were asked to search for archeology – the findings of which can […]

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This installation takes the form of a celebratory showroom for the innovative treatment unit of German dental company KaVo. As a focus on a technical feature of dentistry, this is the first in a series of projects that explore the field in a vocational as well as scientific capacity.

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This is a series of works, portraying elements from the lives of three little known characters and the physical reality of the cars in which they perished. The series appear as a random sampling under the odd classification of automotive death, with each subject pursued as symbolic/symptomatic of a given moment in human history. For […]

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James Beckett’s new work Voodoo Justice for People of Finance (2013) revolves around the biographies of major players in global finance: chairpersons and executives of institutions including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and the International Monetary Fund.

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The exhibition takes its title from an IHT book review of the biography of environmentalist Rachel Carson. With the release of her own book ‘Silent Spring’ (1962), focus was on the indiscriminate use of pesticides, which she artfully linked to radioactive fallout in order to raise awareness to the changing practices of industrial agriculture. Both […]

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A Lazarus Taxon is, in this instance, a set of two collections juxtaposed for the purpose of exploring the relationship between remains from nature and those of human construction. The first collection comprises various large wheels and machine parts dating from the late industrial revolution. The second is of fossilized femur bones of various woolly […]

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Pairs and Stacks

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‘Pairs and Stacks’ is a solo exhibition realised using only items from the collection of the Hilversum Museum. The exhibition is to deal with the nature and quantity of collections, as well as the act and meaning of collecting itself.

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Following in a series of industrial research projects, here a series of biographical and material portraits is pursued, an attempt to both capture and translate the subject at hand.  

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‘Zaklady na Zycie’ (‘Plant-Life’) is a performance and installation environment exploring Poland’s industrial past. In English, ‘ P l a n t – L i f e ’ is a play on words, as a plant can be as much a photosynthetic organism as a factory, power-station, or other large industrial complex. It is in this sense the piece attempts to achieve as much as state of David Attenborough as it does anthropological glance into the life of factories across Poland.

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We all bear witness to our times and ourselves, both in the present and the past. Witness By Amin Gulgee