About As Above, So Below
Engaging with themes of ecology, science-fiction and architecture, South Kiosk is pleased to present Ben Rivers Urth (2016) and Emma Charles White Mountain (2016) in a one-off screening programme As Above, So Below at South Kiosk this Thursday from 7pm (films start 7.30pm).
Filmed inside Biosphere 2 in Arizona, Ben Rivers’ Urth forms a cinematic meditation on ambitious experiments, constructed environments and visions of the future. Science Fiction writer Mark von Schlegell’s accompanying text charts the final diary instalments of a woman contemplating her existence within the confines of the biosphere and the changing world that lies outside it. Urthconsiders what an endeavour such as Biosphere 2 might mean today and in the near future, in terms of human kind’s relationship with the natural world.
In the age of data, Emma Charles’ White Mountain explores the vast interlocking structures of planetary computation and the material infrastructures that permeate the depths of the Earth’s geology. White Mountain focuses on the Pionen Data Center in Stockholm – a former Cold War-era civil defence bunker redesigned by architect Alber France-Lanord. Located 30 meters under the granite rocks of Stockholm, the hydrogen bomb proof subterranean hub has been constructed with direct references to science fiction films such as Silent Running, and the classic Ken Adams designed Bond-villain lairs. White Mountain explores the protected architecture of data and the value we place on digital information. With accompanying script written by Jussi Parikka.
As Above, So Below is presented as part of South Kiosk’s current show, The Theory of Concentric Spheres featuring works by Oliver Laric, Rosie Carr, Alan Warburton, Naheed Raza and Jayoon Choi.The Theory of Concentric Spheres runs until 31st March.
Theory of Concentric Spheres
The Theory of Concentric Spheres featuring Alan Warburton, Naheed Raza, Oliver Laric, Rosie Carr and Jayoon Choi opens Thursday 14th March 2019 (PV 6.30 till 9). Screening of Ben Rivers URTH on Thursday 21st March.
South Kiosk will be programming the film programme at this years Resonate festival – 18th to 21st April. More news to follow
The Jump Room
Friday 1st December 7pm South Kiosk presents ‘The Jump Room’ by Richard Whitby. Produced in partnership with The Old Waterworks, Southend
Togetherness: Notes on Outrage, opens September 09 at Kestle Barton, Cornwall.
Visit Kestle Barton this September 09 – November 04 for Togetherness: Notes on Outrage featuring new works by artists Felicity Hammond, Polly Tootal and Shaun C Badham. Alongside temporary works and film screenings from artists Joseph Townshend, Catherine Yass, Jason Wood, Mark Jenkin, Matthew Burgess and Tom Crawford.
Corrupt Blood Incident, Preview 6 July, 6:30pm
South Kiosk is excited to present the Corrupt Blood Incident, a group show exploring the themes of landscape, digital failure, monsters and viral transmission. Join us for drinks at the opening from 6:30pm, 6 July 2017
Event: Susie Browning and Lisanne Goodhue, Saturday 25, 6-7:30pm
Please join us this Saturday for a special one-off performance in Sebastian Kite’s installation by dancers Susie Browning and Lisanne Goodhue, 6-7:30pm. The event is free to attend, no booking required. South Kiosk will also be operating extended opening hours 12-7:30pm for the performance Saturday 25.02.17, 12-7:30pm.
We will meet in the place where there is no darkness
South Kiosk is pleased to announce our next exhibition is Sebastian Kite: We will meet in the place where there is no darkness. A site-specific installation exploring the relationship between space, light and sound – Opening 9th February 6pm.
Preview: 9th February 2017, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: 10 February – 04 March 2017
Opening hours: Thurs-Sat, 12-6pm
And the Earth Screamed, Alive
South Kiosk is pleased to present And the Earth Screamed, Alive*, a solo exhibition by Emma Charles, featuring a multi screen expanded installation of her 16mm film White Mountain.
Private View: 20th October 2016, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: 21 October – 19 November 2016
Opening hours: Thurs-Sat, 12-6pm
‘Togetherness: Notes on Outrage’ Opens 30th June
South Kiosk is pleased to present Togetherness: Notes on Outrage.
PV Thursday 30th June, exhibition continues 1st through to 21st July
Omgyjer Glusek, Friday 20th May
As part of Peckham 24 Photo Festival, South Kiosk presents an hour long programme of films featuring the work of four visual artists with strong links to the Cornish peninsula. More here