Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini
15 Nov 2012 - 13 Jan 2013
Private View 15th November, 2012 6-9pm
16th November 2012 -13th January 2013
Seasonal closure from December 17th 2012 -January 3rd, 2013
Cornelia Baltes, Nicolas Deshayes, Adham Faramawy, Jack Lavender,
Berry Patten, Sabrina Ratté, Travess Smalley, Oliver Sutherland
According to Greek mythology, the Chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing female creature composed of the parts of three animals: a lion, a serpent and a goat.
In popular culture the term has been used to describe any fictional being composed by different parts as well as to describe illusory ideas and actions.
Taking inspiration from the creature’s composed physicality and fictional being, the show reflects on new forms of abstraction and intangibility derived from the assemblage of different styles and materials often associated with the internet and its context of visual and narrative fragmentation.The presented works mix personal visions and popular culture with digital aesthetics, aiming to reproduce heterogeneous feelings and an interpretative contingency. Diversity in forms and the use of apparently distant tools and references are the point of departure to create a fictional sense of transcendence and fluidity. The selected works and theoretical contributions included in the exhibition aim to operate as activators, inviting the viewer to participate in the construction of meaning whilst also initiating alter relationships between media’s attributions and works' narratives.
This exhibition celebrates cacophony and material-crossing whilst floating between physicality and significance, to consider alternative forms of artistic expression looking at a context-based sensoriality as opposed to direct representation.
|Chimera Q.T.E., Cell Projects, installation view|
|Jack Lavender, Glass Tree, 2012|
|Adham Faramawy, Violet Likes Psychic Honey, 2012|
|Travess Smalley, Alta Dark, 2012|
|Berry Patten, The dream is Kurnikova, 2012|
|Sabrina Ratte, Age Maze, 2011|
The exhibition is accompanied by an online pdf publication HERE with contributions
by Rhys Coren, Marialaura Ghidini, Arcadia Missa & Paolo Ruffino and a series of events.
Saturday December 8th 2012, 4-7pm, film screening curated by Oliver Sutherland & talk by Paolo Ruffino