Exhibition Title: It's All About Paradise 2
Artists: Sandra Heathcote, Giuseppe Iozzi, Lorenza Ippolito, Ned McConnell, Daniella Norton, Emelye Perry, Tila Rodriguez-Past. With writers Tom Farrington, Jessica Pujol Duran, Tom Slingsby
Dates: Saturday 17th October - Saturday 31st October 2009
Preview: Friday 16th October 6 - 10pm
The giddy pace of a wired visual culture is the impetus behind It's All About Paradise 2, an interdisciplinary exhibition by ten emerging artists and writers taking place at Blank Galleries, Brighton. Beginning from the recognition that new media and communications have radically expedited the dissemination of creative discourses, these works traverse the gap between global ironies and spectral locales. In order to address the challenges posed by this climate to traditional practices and notions of authorship, the artists have undertaken to work beyond the boundaries of their regular disciplines, both by working in unfamiliar media, and by collaboratively developing the ideas that guide the project. Alluding to the impossibility of reproducing the infinite, the exhibition's title captures these artists' preoccupation with the ubiquity of the copy as a formal determinant. Numbering among their representations of these themes are a cardboard house demolished by Monet, urban detritus re-rendered in Flash animation, Paradise Lost remixed, and a conversation between archaic and cutting-edge cinematics.
Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 1 - 6pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3 - 6pm
108 North St Portslade, Brighton,