Thursday, 30 July 2015
Some Images From Me To You
A photographic and moving image installation
Electro Studios Project Space - ESPS
17-19 July 2015
In this exhibition, an ensemble of four moving image works and one photographic installation containing 625 images enveloped the project space. The works explored the inseparably mundane and profane acts of living while questioning our voluntary recording and documenting everything that we do.
Cardew believes that we are addicted to consumption and have a persistent need of stimulation. We need images. Images allow us to synthetically feel what it is to live without actually having to move from our chair or crane our neck away from this light we currently gaze into.
This exhibition took place over the closing weekend of 012 a material platform for the materialist in you (you want it) Cardew's large scale installation at The SPACE, St Johns Road, St Leonards.
On 2 July, a film screening of A 100-MILE CONVERSATION by artists Nathan Burr and Louis Buckley was presented at ESPS. The screening was followed by a Q&A session led by Nathan Burr.
In Spring 2013 Burr and Buckley walked the length of the South Downs Way, starting in Winchester and ending at Beachy Head. Along the way they walked and talked with everyone from farmers to psychologists to therapists and archaeologists to explore the connections between suicide, mental health, myth and landscape. The film documents the chain of conversations that took place over the nine-day journey.