“A sequence is essentially a whole in which nothing is repeated” (Roland Barthes)
Spliced and reassembled sounds, hazard tape formed geometric shapes; layered and ripped wallpaper; a field of miniature diagrammatical flowers; a video loop on sleeping; paintings from the same palette; ever evolving images on canvas… these are some of the elements in Repetition & Sequence, an exhibition examining artists’ use of recurrence of methodology, form and composition in visual imagery, in daily routine, or in sounds and movements. It focuses on transition and transformation, continuity and change, accident and design.
Repetition and Sequence showcases the new work of 13 international contemporary artists who live and work in the UK. Each is engaged in a wide range of contemporary artistic practices, forms and strategies, through the use of sound, photography, site-specific installation, video, painting and sculpture. Though diverse in background, media and sensibility, the artists share a collective fascination with sequence and repetition – an essential element of daily life. The exhibition, together with its associated publication and artists’ talks, seeks to explore the aesthetics of replication & series mirrored in our environment and daily life, and which viewers willingly or unwillingly absorb.
Sequence and Repetition first showcased at Bedlam Gallery in January 2007. Repetition and Sequence is the second annual thematic show offering newly emerging visual artists a summer exhibition in a major London space.
Jerwood Space, London
Exhibition: 3 August – 8 September 2007
Artist talks: Monday 20 August and Monday 3 September from 6-8pm
Private view: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Thursday 2 August 2007
Performance by Dale Berning, Their Song (decora), 7:15pm
Michael Ajerman, Rana Begum, Zadok Ben David, Dale Berning, Suki Chan, Itamar Gilboa, Ludovica Gioscia, Emilia Izquierdo, Tess Jaray, Gary McDonald, Michal Rubin, Gideon Rubin, Silia Ka Tung