28/07/2022 - 13/08/2022

New Work - Film, Photography & Text

Ahren Warner - We Have A Space For Your Every Mood

Tue-Sat: 11-6pm

TJ Boulting is pleased to present the first solo show of Ahren Warner. we have a space for your every mood presents two bodies of work, an installed multi-channel film, like you’ve never lived before (2021) and a series of photographs and text-works, renew the wasteful force you spend with each hot convulsion (2022).

like you’ve never lived before was made over five months of the UK’s third Covid lockdown, in a twenty-story Canary Wharf co-living tower that Warner moved into in order to make a film. The building is home to around six hundred ‘young professionals’ in small aparthotel studios, as well as – in normal times – operating as an actual hotel, and is designed as a ‘total living solution’, offering everything from a gym, pool and spa to a rooftop bar and restaurant, cinema rooms, golf simulation room, lounges and co-working space. It was designed to remove any need to leave, and, in January 2021, you couldn’t.

like you’ve never lived before is interested in what is at stake, and what might be witnessed, in the interaction between culturally or commercially constructed forms of identity and the performance of desire, whilst any judgement is destabilised or subverted by the very real, very palpable sense of need, of emotion and impulse, that is never too far away.

renew the wasteful force you spend with each hot convulsion (2022) is an extract from an ongoing series of photographs Warner has been making for several years in party resorts, hostels and events across the world, but particularly in ‘hedonistic’ tourist hotspots. The photographs in this show were all taken over two months in Thailand in 2019, and are accompanied by colour fields/pastel fades taken from Georges Rochegrosse’s Chevalier aux Fleurs of 1894, the titles of which are taken from graffiti found on the walls of a Budapest party hostel.


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