A group of voices accompanies me in the exhibition. They are singing words I cannot comprehend, yet the warm tunes are familiar: folk songs, love songs, songs of longing. There are letters, too. They speak of the quotidian details of a soldier's life: the hardness of the war, sending money to the family, and longing for familiar landscapes, food,...
There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. The Aichi Triennale opened in Nagoya this August, sparking a national debate about the shutting down of a display of formerly censored works—the result of public backlash against a burnt image of Emperor Hirohito and a statue commemorating the women forced into...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
In the 2017 documentary Miniverse, the filmmakers shrank the solar system to a scale equivalent to that of continental USA in an attempt to explain the relationships between objects in our solar system.
In Colony Christopher Langton is attempting something similar, taking ideas from science fiction about space colonisation and imagining cities of various shapes and sizes surrounded by asteroids, meteorites and other celestial bodies.
To step into Colony is to enter the space of a video game or horror movie, or perhaps a contaminated cyberspace.
Scaled down components from space and scaled up organisms from the microscopic world of viruses, bacteria and fungi spread through the gallery. Science fiction rubs shoulders with real and imagined forms of bacteria and viruses. Visually provocative, Colony is appealing in colour and sheen and repellent in form and texture.
Surveying the surreal and bizarre landscape, are two oversized aliens. Weird and wonderful, they occupy a universe that is at once fearful and fascinating.
Colony might be your worst germophobic nightmare or the realisation of an Elon Musk-like space-travel escape dream.
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