'Everywhere where there is interaction between a place, a time and an expenditure of energy, there is rhythm.Therefore: a) repetition (of movements, gestures, action, situations, differences);b) interferences of linear processes and cyclical processes;c) birth, growth, peak then decline and end.'
– Henri Lefebvre, Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life
In the latter part of the nineteenth century, Georg Cantor revolutionised mathematics with the concept of a set. Not only a collection of objects, a set includes the rules we apply to them. By multiplying the reservoir of parameters conveyed through situations, objects and scores, the works in this exhibition plead for the rediscovery and conscious reflection on the construction of reality.
Of Parameters is a group show of historic and contemporary pieces, documentations of actions (Karel Miler), simple experiments with perception of space, rhythms, colour and sound (Dóra Maurer) and measurements of space and time (Tomas Chaffe, Cevdet Erek and Marcell Esterházy).
Subjective and objective, universal and the trivial, the absurdity of attempts to pronounce universal rules about one’s existence is underlined by the subtitle Measurable Truths, Definitive Outcome. The featured artists reveal structures through a visual manifestation of logical formulas by observing their immediate surroundings, creating systems through which the world is apprehended and their lives are organised.
These works are not merely remarks on living conditions, but also draw attention to the uncomfortable limitations that politics, economics or other circumstances also force upon us. With simple experiments and mathematical applications, artists are not only able to analyse situations, but also begin to take control over their everyday surroundings.
* Hal Foster, ‘Real Fictions’, Artforum, April 2017
3.00 – 4.10pm, Screening Programme
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Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort
4.30 – 6.40pm, Talks
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4.30 – 5.00pm, Ellen Kenyon Peers, 'Ana Key is Imagining Utopian Futures: Can art be used as a tool for change in contemporary politics?’
5 – 5.30pm, Emily Rosamond, 'Distortions'
5.30 – 6pm, Simone Rowat, 'Forensic Aesthetics'
6.00 – 6.10pm, Guest Film Screening, Joey Holder, ‘Adcredo’ (2018)
6.10 – 7.00pm, Q&A
7 – 9pm, Exhibition Opening
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8 – 8.10pm, Performance, Paul Gaudet, 'A Glimpse Inside (Introducing Darren Reeves)', Performed by Darren Reeves (2018)
Exhibiting Artists, Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort
Conspiracy of the Real: Artistic Perspectives in a Post-Truth Climate was developed by:
Paul Chapellier, Héloïse Delègue, Saskia Fischer, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, James Low, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Phillip Reeves, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort. Project supervision by: Kate Pickering and Sam Plagerson. Special thanks to Michael Newman and Borbála Soós. Produced in collaboration with Tenderpixel and the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths College.
We are grateful for the support of:
Thanks to: acb Gallery, Budapest | Leylâ Akinci – Akinci, Amsterdam | Éva Kozma – C³ Center for Culture & Communication Foundation, Budapest | Maitreyi Maheshwari and Marco Filippini – Zabludowicz Collection, London | Michal Mánek – Svit, Prague.