About Escape Engine
South Kiosk is pleased to present Escape Engine a three person show featuring Myles Painter, Peter Burr and Dana Giurescu. Escape Engine considers the multiple forms of the desktop – from physical surface to virtual plane – and its overlap as a site of escape and a space of production.
Myles Painter’s Desktop Drama (2016) is a repository for the fractured detritus of the research undertaken to make a new film. The film examines both the space of a computer desktop as the dramatic location for auto-didactism and the studio desk itself as a stage for the sporadic artefacts of a frustrated and procrastinated studio practice. A choreographed performance of studio objects, facsimiles of web pages and videos that have been captured throughout the research process in various museums and libraries present themselves on screen as though clumsily rebuilt from a once cohesive narrative. An erratic composition of nuanced vocal ticks and audio clips from the cutting room floor of edited interviews soundtracks the film. A mixture of 16mm film and digital footage, desktop drama entangles two technologies together letting them fight it out like ideas born in the mind desperately validating themselves in the age of digital technologies.
Peter Burr’s Descent - made in collaboration with Mark Fingerhut and Forma – is a spiralling digital virus made as a meditation on the Black Death, one of humanity’s bleakest hours. Taking the form of a desktop application, descent.exe, it gives the user a brief glimpse of a world descending into darkness, an unrelenting plague indifferent to the struggles of the user. There is a silver lining however, tucked into the software’s final sweep. An equanimous watcher, reduced to a single eye, looks on as the plague of rats that has infested your desktop destroys itself.
Dana Giurescu’s Little Interludes project is an ongoing collection of the varied moments of everyday human experience: some tacit, some fleeting, some undefined. Giurescu’s films form an intimate view of haywire thought processes and encounters presented as vibrant and constantly shifting digital surfaces and musical compositions produced by the artist and fed back through the warmth of the CRT screens.
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Theory of Concentric Spheres
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South Kiosk will be programming the film programme at this years Resonate festival – 18th to 21st April. More news to follow
The Jump Room
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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