19th January 2017

Sebastian Kite X South Kiosk

Jotta Studio – Installation Design – Inmarsat – Sebastian Kite

Jotta's architect and artist Sebastian Kite has a solo show coming up at our sister gallery South Kiosk We will meet in the place where there is no darkness.

In George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984, the author makes reference to a place where there is no darkness. A place, our lead protagonist Winston Smith believes to be free from the oppression of the totalitarian state under which he lives. Deceived to visit this place by the state Police, Smith instead finds himself under the glaring lights of an interrogation cell, permanently lit to aid his state of torture.

For We will meet in the place where there is no darkness artist Sebastian Kite has created a site-specific installation exploring the relationship between space, light and sound. Constructed as a pavilion within the gallery space, Kite’s work references back to Orwell’s interrogation room using light as a material to create an ever-evolving space. Constructed from a series of half-toned panels that suggest static or white noise, the space is further cut through it’s horizontal with a two-way mirror referencing the voyeurism, narcissism and sublimity at the heart of the interrogation process. Spatialised sound further acts to reinforce the dynamic while also dividing the space into four distinct areas.

Introduced into this space, a dancer acts as a protagonist, with each performance redefining the relationship between the architecture and the audio-visual score and composition. Held once a week live in the space, performances create a generative interplay of media creating an ever-evolving space over the lifetime of the exhibition.

Preview: 09 February 2017, 6-9pm

Exhibition: 10 February – 04 March 2017
Gallery Open: Thurs-Sat, 12-6pm

Performance Times:
• Thursday 9 February, 6-9pm
• Saturday 11 February, 2-4pm
• Saturday 18 February, 12-2pm
• Saturday 25 February, 2-4pm
• Saturday 4 March, 2-4pm

Published by: Ross Barnes in South Kiosk

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