Things You Think in Order. Giles Bailey, Tom Crawford, Camilla Wills, Rehana Zaman

Things You Think in Order

Giles Bailey, Tom Crawford, Camilla Wills, Rehana Zaman

6 September until 5 October 2013

PV: 5 September, 7 – 9pm

It’s strange, isn’t it? You stand in the middle of a library and go “aaaaagghhhh” and everyone just stares at you. But you do the same thing on an airplane, and everyone joins in. – Tommy Cooper

An accumulation of objects, images and texts produced by
Giles Bailey, Tom Crawford, Camilla Wills and Rehana Zaman.

exuberance / authority / humiliation / and deviance / probably

Giles Bailey works largely with performance to rethink
conventional approaches to assembling and recounting history. Working
with texts, video fragments and choreographies, either composed himself
or strategically plundered from elsewhere, these works propose a
historiographic model that acknowledges doubt, subjectivity and
reduction as inevitable factors when making sense of past events. Recent
exhibitions and performances include KW Institute, Berlin DE; Outpost,
Norwich UK; Arnolfini, Bristol UK (all 2013); Cage, New York US (2012)
and Van Horbourg, Basel CH (2011).

Using a mixed media approach, Tom Crawford‘s work is concerned
with the structural inequalities of neoliberalism and questions the
political efficacy of art. Drawing from mainly British cultural
references, Crawford’s work explores the class politics prevalent in
British society.  He graduated from Goldsmiths University in 2011, where
he completed an MFA in Fine Art . Exhibitions include Home Theatre at Baro Galeria, São Paolo BR (2013); Thrift Radiates Happiness at Birmingham Municipal Bank (2013); The Aspiration Factory at Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels BE (2012); Colloquial at Schau Fenster, Berlin DE (2012) and Other People’s Problems at PSL, Leeds (2011).

Camilla Wills‘ work is concerned with moments of breakdown and
convalescence. Interior or unconscious situations are projected onto
dominant landscapes and gendered histories, creating images of
estrangement, and of proximity. Recent projects include Notes on Neo-Camp, Studio Voltaire, London; POST, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen DK; On ne connaît les chiffres que d’un côté du plan, art3, Valence FR; Sunbathers, 1857,
Oslo NO and Instant Publishing/Automatic Writing, ICA, London (all
2013). In 2011 she completed the Masters programme at Piet Zwart
Institute, Rotterdam NL and she currently works in the editorial team at
Book Works, London.

Rehana Zaman composes anecdotes, vignettes and short stories,
drawn from specific sociopolitical contexts, as videos, live works and
texts. Narratives are abstracted and carefully staged to examine the
intricate performances that play out within social situations. She has
presented solo exhibitions at Outpost, Norwich and Studio Voltaire,
London (2013). Selected group exhibitions include Baro, São Paolo BR
(2013), The Showroom, Whitechapel Gallery and Limoncello, London (all
2012). In 2013 Zaman was awarded a Gasworks International Fellowship to
take up a residency in Lebanon. She completed her MFA in Fine Art at
Goldsmiths in 2011 and is currently participating in the LUX Associate
Artists programme.

Rehana Zaman is one of Tenderpixel’s represented artists.

Giles Bailey, Tom Crawford, Installation view at Tenderpixel Gallery.

Giles Bailey, 2013.

Things You Think in Order. Private View.

Tom Crawford, 2013.

Giles Bailey, I bought a little city, 2012, video still.

Giles Bailey, I bought a little city, 2012, video still.

Giles Bailey, 2013.

Camilla Wills

Rehana Zaman.Luxurious and Natural. (Gold Beauty Mask), 2013.

Camilla Wills, The Physical Symptoms.

Things You Thing in Order, Private View.

Tom Crawford

Camilla Wills

Rehana Zaman, What an artist dies in me/ Exit the Emperor Nero, 2013, video still.