14th to 31st March
Preview: 14th March, 6.30-9.00pm

The Theory of Concentric Spheres
Alan Warburton, Rosie Carr, Oliver Laric, Naheed Raza & Jayoon Choi. With one off screening with Ben Rivers & Emma Charles

Join South Kiosk for The Theory of Concentric Spheres expanded screening, a journey into hollow earth - a place of ‘giants, Germans and just a little sun’.

About The Theory of Concentric Spheres

“I declare the earth is hollow and habitable within” – Edmund Halley, 1692 (Halley’s Comet)


Join South Kiosk for The Theory of Concentric Spheres, a journey into hollow earth – a place of “giants, Germans and just a little sun”.


A belief in spirits and souls wandering within a hollow earth beneath our feet has existed ever since man first sought faith in celestial beings. Pre-eminent thinkers of their time, including Edmund Halley, reasoned that the earth was made up of a series of concentric spheres within which a sun and life could be sustained; a lush paradise on the flip side of the earth able to nourish humans up too 15ft tall. No sooner had scientists speculated on the existence of a hollow earth did explorers begin to plot its discovery with theories developing of entry points in both the North and South Pole.


South Kiosk explores a journey to the centre of hollow earth through a series of three film spheres: The Surface / As Above So Below / The Habitable Within. 


Films in The Surface explore the banality and administrative bloat that defines conditions of labour within late-capitalism. The all consuming cognitive and emotional labour of an ‘always on’ culture which slowly drives us towards the brink – and our escape into an underground world. Films include Rosie Carr - The Photocopier who fell in love with Me, Alan Warburton - Psychometrics and Oliver Laric - 787 Clip Arts.


In As Above, So Below we descend into hollow earth with a search for a new, better life. Wide Open Poles features Naheed Raza’s Frozen in Time - a feature length documentary film that deals with the age-old fantasy of individuals chasing eternal life through cryogenics. People who seek to evade nature’s ultimate finality.


The Habitable Within transports us to a new-found utopia with a screening of Ben Rivers URTH.  A docu-fiction film of the failed development of Biosphere 2 in the 1990’s, (an experiment that aimed to mimic our planet’s life systems in a prototype for future colonies on Mars).


Accompanying the exhibition, Jayoon Choi presents a series of large scale illustrations depicting the spirits and souls that wander within a hollow earth beneath us.


Open 14th to 31st March 2019:


Opening Night: Thursday 14th 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Then open 12-6 Thursday thru Saturday and 1-4 Sundays
Screening of Ben Rivers Urth and Emma Charles White Mountain Thursday 21st at 7pm


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.

Resonate 2018

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

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