Friday 1st December from 7pm with new performance at 8pm
The Jump Room: Richard Whitby
The Jump Room is a project initiated by artist Richard Whitby, incorporating video, drawing, writing, performance and collaborations. A new performance by Sooyon Kim, Siôn Parkinson and Richard Whitby – to be premiered at South Kiosk on the 1st of December 2017 will use music, video, props and costumes to further explore the Jump Room narrative and service labour.
About The Jump Room: Richard Whitby
The Jump Room takes its name from a conspiracy theory alleging the existence of devices allowing teleportation between Earth and Mars, installed in the form of ordinary looking elevators in several buildings in the US. Theories such as this one seem to explain the world through complex but linear and apparently evidenced narrative. Whitby is interested in how various kinds of narrative accrue value, be that within the service industry, the conspiracy theorist ‘Truth Community’ or mainstream political campaigning. In this project he uses these ideas, alongside tropes from cinema, performance and contemporary communications media, to explore the nature of social, cinematic and commercial fictions. Since 2015, elements of The Jump Room have appeared at hrm199 Ltd (with LegionTV), Seoul Museum of Art (Nanji Studios) and Jerwood Space. In 2017 a new video was made with Southend-on-Sea’s Old Waterworks.
Sooyon Kim, Siôn Parkinson and Richard Whitby have collaborated several times producing live performances in the last few years, including ‘Gaseous Pink Land’ at South Kiosk in 2016. There are already two different performance works within The Jump Room project that were focused around the narratives of politicians and conspiracy theorists. This new piece is an attempt to take further steps to summon all the elements of interest and playfully combine them.
In 2018 a publication will bring together documentation of the project and new commissioned pieces.
Supporters: Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust, The Old Waterworks, Southend-on-Sea, Focal Point Gallery, South Kiosk, Jerwood Space, SeMA Nanji, hrm199 Ltd., LegionTV
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
Dark Adaptation Part I
Open now during normal gallery hours also open as part of Peckham 24 late night Friday 20th May