About Skip Out
South Kiosk is pleased to present Skip Out guest curated by Sophie Netchaef.
Skip Out is an exhibition which explores the formation of cultural identity and histories of myth making through anecdote. Beginning with the proposition of the meme as a self- replicating unit of cultural identity, the exhibition explores the mechanisms of mimicry through which such cultural signifiers perpetuate and the role of nonsense, absurdity and productive fiction in sedimenting collective identities. Taking the concepts of nonsense and absurdity as underlying qualities of cultural allegory, often compounded by the presence of humour, the exhibition serves to identify how these same mechanisms can offer a strategy of critical resistance, a way to correct existing legacies of identity and to build new ones. In a time where the internet meme as mainstream media coincides with a rise of cultural patriotism, Skip Out brings together artists who explore the construction of cultural contagion, reclaiming the techniques of repetition, imitation and subversive storytelling to provoke alternative narratives.
Bedwyr Williams lives and works in North Wales. Solo exhibitions include ‘Foundation of things to Come’, Fondazione Sandretto de Rebaudengo, Turin, “The Gulch” The Curve, Barbican Art Centre, 2016 “The Starry Messenger”, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 2015, “Echt” Tramway, Glasgow, 2014 “My Bad,” Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK. Recent group exhibitions include “Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future”, Hayward Gallery, LondonUnited Kingdom, 2018. The Land We Live in – The Land We Left Behind, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, 2018. Stress Field, Hubei Museum of Art, China. In 2013 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale and was shortlisted for the Artes Mundi Prize in 2016
Images in order:
Soda_Jerk & The Avalanches – The Was (2016) Film Still, Soda_Jerk – TERROR NULLIUS (2018) Film Still, Bedwyr Williams – ECHT (2014) Film Still, Gray Wielebinski – Denim Curtain (2018), Gray Wielebinski – Baseball Cards (2018)
Soda_Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS (2018) Screening
Thursday 18th July | Doors open 6.30pm for 7.30pm start | Free tickets available here https://south_kiosk.eventbrite.co.uk
Soda_Jerk, Gray Wielebinski, Bedwyr Williams opening night Thursday 4th July 6.30 till 9. Screening of Soda_Jerks TERROR NULLIUS on the 18th July
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