The Arca Project Presented by PayneShurvell London Dates 22 Feb - 7 April 2018
The Arca Project: An Exhibition Inspired by the Work of W.G.Sebald - Suffolk
Presented by PayneShurvellSuffolk 1 April - 7 May 2017 Private View: Saturday 1 April 2pm - 8pm Open 11am - 6pm Saturdays and Sundays
The Arca Project is an exhibition consisting of 16 visual and 16 textual responses to one single image. Each response has been realised as a limited edition print, developed and made by Invisible Print Studio.
In 1992, the cult writer W.G. Sebald turned a walk through Suffolk into an extraordinary book, The Rings of Saturn. The book is based on a walk down the coast from Lowestoft to Ditchingham, taking in Southwold, Dunwich and Walberswick.
Sebald died, aged 57, in a car crash in East Anglia. His four books combine memoir, fiction, travelogue, history, and biography and created a strange new literary compound.
In the same way that The Rings of Saturn takes a single idea, a walking tour, to open up a wide range of ideas and conversations, The Arca Project sent 16 international artists and 16 writers exactly the same image and asked them to interpret the image as they wished (the only limitation was the uniform paper orientation and size). The recurrence of this image offers many interpretations. All are fictitious. It is a game of false interpretations. The idea is to have artists and writers in a Sebaldian mix of fact and fiction, documentary and reality.
This exhibition, which will take place in a new space outside of Debenham, brings Sebald’s wanderer back full- circle to the county that inspired him. Additional events, including films and talks, will take place during the run of the exhibition artists.
The Arca Project draws its title from an essay by Graeme Gilloch, The ‘Arca Project’: W.G.Sebald’s Corsica.
Artists and writers involved include: Andrew Bick, Craig Burnett, Andrew Curtis, Karen Engle, Emma Fraser, Adam Fish, Lindsey Freeman, Graeme Gilloch, Steph Goodger, Oona Grimes, Tony Grisoni, Catherine Haines, Michael Hall, Molly Jarboe, Jaeho Kang, Jane Kilby, Naiza Khan, Abigail Lane, Richard Makin, Bob Matthews, Bruce McLean, Ana Milenkovic, Simon Patterson,Tony Plant, Daniel Rapley, Fabio La Rocca,Julian Rowe, Martina Schmid,Steven Scott, Allen Shelton, Erik Steinskog and Jo Stockham.
The Arca Project is curated by Michael Hall and Graeme Gilloch and will be presented by PayneShurvell.
The Arca Project
Invisible Print Studio has made all the limited edition prints for this project. Michael Hall is an artist, writer, curator and co-founder of Invisible Print Studio. Graeme Gilloch is a cultural theorist and Reader in Sociology at Lancaster University.
James Payne is a curator and writer. Joanne Shurvell is an arts publicist and writer. They ran PayneShurvell gallery in Shoreditch, London from 2010- 2014. Since 2015, they have organized standalone art exhibitions.
For further information, please contact Joanne Shurvell on 07977 996568 or email email@example.com
Presented by Invisible Print Studio at TheGallery@DeltaHouseStudios, London
2 June – 1 July Opening Party: Thursday 2 June 5 – 9pm Artist Talk: Thursday 9 June 6pm Finissage: Friday 1 July 5 – 9pm
Invisible Print Studio is pleased to present Souvenirs from the Underworld, an exhibition by Catherine Haines at TheGallery@DeltaHouseStudios. This exhibition explores collections of objects from personal mementos, nautical memorabilia and things that have good luck, fortune and memories attributed to them.
Haines’ etchings and photographic work depicts snow globes, badges, figureheads and antiquated sailors carvings. The work is a contemporary take on collections and the history they hold. The figureheads in this exhibition are all held in the Valhalla Collection at the Abbey Garden on Tresco, Isle of Scilly.
Souvenirs from the Underworld was previously shown at Newlyn Art Gallery from 10 October 2015 – 9 January 2016.
Steven Scott An Extension of Circumstance
Presented by Invisible Print Studio at TheGallery@DeltaHouseStduios, London SW17 0BA
3 November – 30 November Opening Party: Thursday 3 November 5 – 9pm Artist Talk: Wednesday 30 November 5 – 6pm Finissage: Wednesday 30 November 6 – 9pm
Invisible Print Studio is pleased to present An Extension of Circumstance, an exhibition by Steven Scott. For this exhibition Scott utilises light projections, screens, LEDs and print to offer different takes on the perception of movement as accumulations of iterations, gaps and simultaneities: One piece of work operating as fluctuating difference between two points in time, another as a subtle relay between two points in space, the third as an image that alludes to such forms of difference as possibility.
These works present alternations between dual elements as a basis for engagement, and as such Scott acknowledges filmmaker Werner Nekes’ notion that, at its most fundamental, ‘Cinema is the difference between two frames’.
Steven Scott is a London based artist working with moving image, projection, installation and print. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London. He exhibits internationally, most recently in Kuwait and Brazil, as well as Berlin, Antwerp and London.