Helen Benigson: Late Night Supermarket Shopping Live, London May -June 2014

Ghost on the Wire artist Helen Benigson is showing at TENDERPIXEL …..

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LATE NIGHT SUPERMARKET SHOPPING LIVE

TENDERPIXEL

9 May to 7 June

For the exhibition Late Night Supermarket Shopping Live, Helen Benigson will create an awkward and pulsating space, filled with performance, video and printed image. This solo presentation will exploit and blow up the facades of digital culture and the language of online gaming and animation through the space of the supermarket as disclosed through every-day performance.

Helen Benigson (b.1985, lives and works in London) is an artist and rapper. Benigson creates immersive video and sound environments, which become layered sets for scripted and choreographed performances using a cast of female performers and volunteers. Often her videos and performances use her own body and persona as the protagonist, or actors and dancers who become stand-in “Helens”, as well as sets and props, creating frenzied, schizophrenic performances, referencing pop culture, contemporary game playing and animation. These are played out in messy, often awkward, digital carnivals, which repetitively enact the blurred boundaries between performer, producer and spectator, intrinsic to on-line video sharing.
Helen Carmel Benigson has had recent exhibitions at Tate Modern, London, Performa.13, New York, Site Gallery, Sheffield and Kunst Museum, Bonn. In August 2014, Helen Carmel Benigson will have a solo presentation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
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Last Nine Days to see Eleanor Moreton’s show at Ceri Hands

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There are nine more days left to catch Ghost on the Wire artist Eleanor Moreton’s highly praised exhibition ‘Tales of Love and Darkness’ at the Ceri Hands Gallery, London. Show finishes Saturday April 12.

Art Lacuna Presents … ‘Bodies That Matter’, Thursday May 22, Art Lacuna, London

Artists and Co-curator of Ghost on the Wire Suzanne De Emmony is one of the participating artists in the forthcoming ‘Bodies That Matter’ at Art Lacuna, London.

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 Private View – Thursday 22nd May 6-9pm

23rd – 25th May, 12-5pm

Fast & Furious presentations and Crit – Saturday 24th May 3-5pm
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In September 2013, ArtLacuna brought together a group of artists at Space Station Sixty Five under the heading Bodies That Matter.
During the install and crit the artists were asked the degree to which they take on pre-prescribed roles and identities within their practices. The curators were not prescriptive about content… etc, but what was interesting was that throughout the day, common threads, themes etc kept emerging. What appeared to be a disparate group of artists with different agendas and (practices), turned out to have a lot in common both aesthetically and politically.

And so a conversation began.

And carried on.

And on.

Bodies That Matter Part 2 is the culmination (maybe) of that conversation. The three main themes to emerge concerned; language, consumption and performativity, and we now ask the artists to respond to these statements:
Language: Our presentation of self is sited in language and this language determines how our thoughts and experiences are shaped.
Consumption: Does the body consume its surroundings to a point where we are devouring and excreting our own identities, (albeit identities that are performed).
Performativity: The authenticity of the self is performative, that is to say, it’s truth exists only to the degree that it is performed. Identity is formed through action in, and reaction to, the world around it.

Join the conversation and come and see what happened.
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Alex March | Jane Harris | Chris Cawkwell | Amelia Critchlow | Sasha Bowles | Mindy Lee | Trish Scott | Suzanne de Emmony | Rebecca James | Holly Stevenson | James Petrucci | Bethe Bronson | Catherine Linton
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