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14/01/2023 - 30/04/2023

Contemporary - Film


Seven Artist Group Show curated by Jamie Sutcliffe & Petra Szemán - The Advantages Of Being Boneless And Incomplete

Artists: Bob Bicknell-Knight, David Blandy, Emily Mulenga, Hardeep Pandhal, David Steans, Petra Szemán & Christian Wright. With Ami Clarke, Sahej Rahal & Cole James Graham

From macabre cartoon studios to NPC burial grounds, pre-rendered cyberpunk megacities to hauntingly vacant train platforms, this group exhibition assembles a body of artists films that pursue the animatic affordances of cartoons and video games, while tentatively defining their own vernaculars of critical fandom.

Curated by writer Jamie Sutcliffe and artist Petra Szemán, the show anticipates the publication of WEEB THEORY by Banner Repeater in 2023, an edited volume of artists’ texts, interviews, and essays that interrogate the inter-media resonances of contemporary animation, be they produced by popular cartoon shows and video games, or animation theory and artists video.

Featuring works by Bob Bicknell-Knight, David Blandy, Emily Mulenga, Hardeep Pandhal, David Steans, Petra Szemán and Christian Wright, and including contributions from Ami Clarke, Cole James Graham and Sahej Rahal, The Advantages Of Being Boneless And Incomplete indifferently sidesteps notions of digital dualism to situate animation in peculiar proximities to the bodies that manufacture and consume it.



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