You can now browse the Ghost on the Wire catalogue online, including essays and artist images and statements by clicking on the link below:
It’s not long to go now! – another ten days. It feels very exciting, and very good. We have finalised the installation plans at Bermondsey Project. It’s been great to meet the artists in the space and to fine-tune with them how best to present their work; Suzanne and I have learned a lot about the intricate logistics of how to create the right circumstances for a dance performance to be woven into into an Opening Night, and how to work happily with silkworms. This is the best part, and makes all the graft worthwhile – talking with other artists, planning a show that the public will find exciting and thought-provoking all at the same time.
The work has begun to arrive; films are being transferred, art has been shipped, equipment ordered, and as I write at least one of the Singaporean artists, Tania De Rozario is in the skies, flying West. She is hosting Broken Telephone on Saturday June 15, as well as co-installing a piece for the show with UK-based artist Lynn Lu.
We’ve also taken delivery of the exhibition catalogues, which include, in a great layout by Elizabeth Gan, images and texts by all the 22 artists in the show as well as an introduction, and a wonderful essay by Singapore-Melbourne writer and philosopher Alexandra Serrenti.
So – we hope you can join us on the 12th, or on any of the show days after that, and we know that we will be presenting an intriguing and unique experience, one that brings together many different art forms and sensibilities from across 7,000 miles.
Suzanne de Emmony and Gavin Maughfling, Co-curators, Ghost on the Wire
Ghost on the Wire artist Helen Benigson is showing at TENDERPIXEL …..
LATE NIGHT SUPERMARKET SHOPPING LIVE
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.
10 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4HE