Three events I take part in during the Time After Time exhibition at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton.
Thu 04 October 2018, 6pm-8pm | Artist Performance | Jane Birkin and Walter van Rijn
Sat 27 October 2018, 2pm-4pm | Artist Performance | Jane Birkin and Walter van Rijn
Thu 1 November, 6-8pm | Time After Time Talks | Iain Morrison and Walter van Rijn
All at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton UK.
How Can We Be Human In A Digital World? Asked The Robot
Thu 04 October 2018, 6pm-8pm and Sat 27 October 2018, 2pm-4pm: Artist Performance with Jane Birkin and Walter van Rijn.
A performance based on our textual artworks and with interference from redundant, analogue, audio-visual apparatus.
The Performance will take place in gallery 2, around the installation Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion. Surrounded by the gallery’s metadata from previous exhibitions we perform, read and share our ideas about text based art, data and archives with the ‘help’ of analogue/digital apparatus. Today our lives are organised through databases. Just look at your mobile phone, it’s full of them. And through everything we do, we generate enormous amounts of data that is being collected, siphoned off and sold, with and without our knowledge. Have we already reached a point where our data is more important than us as a human being? In the installation Unconsumable Global Luxury Dispersion I present data as the art object. I am wondering where does the artobject stop? Is there a boundary between object and data? I know, too many questions. In an early version of the performance (at the SO: To Speak Festival) we asked: How Can You & I Ever Be Free In The 21stC? Any answers?
Time After Time Talks
Thu 01 November 2018, 6–8pm. Iain Morrison & Walter van Rijn
Iain Morrison presents a live reading of Moving Gallery Notes, the film-poem poetry series he has produced in residency. Walter van Rijn talks about his work for Time after Time and the two artists discuss their work, made in response to John Hansard Gallery’s programme. Iain is the writer in residence and more info can be found on his website: https://permanentpositions.wordpress.com/