PAST SHOWS CURATED BY N/V_PROJECTS:

• `HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEMS´
Venue: Konzulát (Berlin, DE)












»HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEMS«

exhibition on the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2015

Brace Brace, Frank Eickhoff, The Galleries, Gesa Troch, Dena Yago, Maximilian Zentz Zlomovitz

(english below)

»HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEMS«
 
Anders als wir erwartet hatten entzog sich die Zirkulation der Bilder nicht der Reglementierung durch irgendwelche Stellen, sondern bildete völlig selbstverständlich ein neues Herrschaftssystem aus: Die Gouvernementalität der Algorithmen. Diskurse und Moden schoben sich wie Hoch- und Tiefdruckgebiete über Territorien. Sie regneten aus Datenwolken auf uns herab, kamen über den Atlantik oder strichen als Föhn die Bergkämme hinab.

Die Bewegungen der letzten Jahre glichen nurmehr einem Driften, das Druckveränderungen mehr geschuldet zu sein schien als eigener Dynamik. Inzwischen glaubten wir, Schauplatz eines Experiments geworden zu sein. Wie Gewitterwolken lagen Gegenwart und Zukunft über unseren Köpfen und entluden sich hell zuckend in die Großhirnrinden. Fashion, Schuld und Charity. Okkupation. Akzeleration. Post-Anthropozentrismus. In erstaunlicher Geschwindigkeit schoben sich immer neue Begriffs-Fronten über Parties, Biennalen und Museen, um wenige Momente später wieder in sich selber zu zerfallen. Wo was verschwand, blieb nur das ferne Lachens eines Schmetterlings, dessen grausam gusseiserner Flügelschlag all dies ausgelöst hatte.

Wir waren Sensoren geworden. Ein Heer mannshoher Antennen, zusammengefasst zu Feldern von jeweils 192 Einzelantennen, die sich von den Niederlanden über Deutschland auf den ganzen Kontinent ausgebreitet hatten. So lauschten wir seit Jahren auf tieffrequente Schwingungen. Gemeinsam mit Partnerprojekten in Nord- und Südamerika sowie im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum bildeten wir ein riesiges Interferometer, dessen Signale zu einem einzigen Datenstrom korreliert wurden. Dies also war die Kunst. Weit weg von den Küsten der Intentionalität und der Ich-Konstruktionen lebten wir in Camps mit seltsam fremden Namen. Und Stäben gleich starrten wir auf Panther und modellierten ihnen eine Welt.

(c) The Galleries, 2015

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»HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEMS«
 
Contrary to our expectations the circulation of images hadn’t extracted itself from regulation by some entity/institution/authority. Rather, it quite naturally created a new system of authority: The governmentality of algorithms. Discourses and fashions pushed across territories like high- and low-pressure systems. They rained down on us from clouds of data, moved across the Atlantic, or blew down as torrents from mountain ridges.

The movements/streams/torrents of recent years merely resembled a drifting motion that seemed to owe its shiftings to changes in pressure, rather than their (own) inherent dynamics. Meanwhile we believed to have become part of an experiment. The present and future lay above our heads like clouds of a storm, discharged in our cerebral cortices, emitting bright flashes of lightning. Fashion, guilt(,) and charity. Occupation, acceleration, post-anthropocentricism. Ever-changing conceptual jet-streams rolled in on parties, over biennials and through museums with stunning velocity, only to (then) disintegrate within moments. Wherever something disappeared, the only trace left was the faint echo of a Butterflys chuckle, who had caused all of this with a cruel beat of its cast-iron wings. We had become sensors.

An army of man-sized antennae grouped together in fields of 192 individual antennae (each) that spread, via the Netherlands and Germany, throughout the whole continent. We listened to the low-frequency oscillations like this for years. Along with partner projects in North and South America and the Asia-Pacific region we established a gigantic interferometer whose signals were correlated into a unified data stream. So this was (the) art, then. Distant from the shores of intentionality and constructions of self, we dwelt/(dwelled) in camps with strange names/strangely named camps. And like poles/rods/batons/beams we gazed upon panthers and rendered/molded/modeled them a universe/world/space. (…modelled a world/universe for them)
(c) The Galleries, 2015

OPENING: Thursday, April 30. 2015 / 7 - 23 h
on view: Sat. 15 - 23 h / Sun. 15 - 18 h

KONZULÁT • Leipziger Str. 60 / corner of Jerusalemer Str. • Berlin 10117 • U2 Hausvogteiplatz


• `FULFILMENT CENTRE´
Venue: The Sunday Painter (London, UK)








FULFIMENT CENTER

Neil Beloufa, Julie Born Schwartz, Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Timur Si-Qin, Lewis Teague Wright, Tyra Tingleff

2 March - 30 March 2014
The new age compensates our consciousness in different ways. It compensates our secular, materialist society by nakedly displaying the powerful longings of the human spirit, even if this compensation is unsuccessful, I.e unacceptable to mainstream secular attitudes. It also compensates our established religious traditions by forcing us to attend to what has been repressed or ignored by Western religion: The sacred feminine, the Earth Mother, the Goddess, the Body, nature, instincts, ecstasy and mysticism. – Jung and the New Age –

David John TaceyThe second half of the last century has seen a renewed interest by western cultures in eastern spiritual practices, as well as alternative forms of medicine. The spiritual depth these cultures hold within their historically evolved practices have since been dissected and streamlined to match a Western lifestyle, transformed from ends to means, presenting an attractive option to those with limited time and patience, and for those with a different agenda to begin with. Particularly from the 1990´s onwards, and often gathered under the umbrella of `Wellness´ and `New Age´, we have seen a number of hybrid strands spreading though the West as variations of ancient techniques, such as Yoga, which have been converted into formats such as expedited routes to enlightenment and Zen business models. In the simplest of forms, businesses can be seen appropriating elements (words, fonts, colours, etc.) to reference the betterment of the consumer, by appearing to be associated to a healthier, more desirable, conscious way of living. The literature supplementing these practices occupies a surprisingly large portion of storage racks in Amazon´s ‘Fulfilment Centres’. The following titles specifically illustrate the wide selection of accessibility: The Seven Laws to Spiritual Success´, `The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment´ or `The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself’ and at the end of the spectrum, ‘Reiki for dummies’..

In the contemporary religious consumer market, the commodification of spirituality and it’s appropriation – especially from other traditions not one’s own – foment an increasingly contentious issue. The questions, which arise, relate to ownership: Is spirituality a private possession or does it belong today more in the public domain – making it something freely accessible to whomsoever chooses?– New age commodification – Michael York

Although they might be stripped down and/or modified in relation to the original sources, these strands are essentially positive and offer access to whichever concept of the `sacred´ a devotee may choose to pursue. This variety of possibility creates an arena of interest that might not otherwise appear accessible. While viewed from the outside, an element of irony is potentially present in many of these practices, however, in essence, what they hope to offer is the possibility of bettering oneself, and to enable potentially life changing rituals and experiences. The exhibition `Fulfilment Centre’ brings together a survey of works that from a variety of perspectives can be seen to work with the aforementioned text. Within these references new iconography and motifs emerge, suggesting the possibility of worship or to contemplate further and differently to the way in which art asks us to engage. There is a fine line between cynicism and sincerity, or scepticism and optimism, when observing these tendencies – the selection of works on display has been conceived to negotiate this awkward zone of uncertainty.
As a part of the exhibition, a trained professional will offer a limited amount of hourly Acupuncture treatments on the two Sundays following the show opening at the gallery.
To book an appointment, please email: info@nvprojects.co.uk

* All treatments are free, however donations are welcome *

The Sunday Painter website

• `MAGNUM OPUS´
Venue: The Dye House


Daniel Shanken (photo: Tom Hall)


Darren Banks (detail) (photo: Tom Hall)


Daniel Shanken (photo: Tom Hall)


Simon Davenport (photo: Tom Hall)

'MAGNUM OPUS'

Darren Banks, Anna Chrystal Stephens, Simon Davenport, Leo Fitzmaurice,
Matthew Johnstone, James McLardy, Daniel Shanken, Lewis Teague Wright,
Gesa Troch, Nina Wakeford

10 January - 26 January 2013/Private View: 10 November, 6-9pm
The Dye House, (Nutbrook studios) 33 Nutbrook Street,SE15 4JU

www.the-dyehouse.com

`LOT´
Venue: Cul De Sac Gallery


(left to right) Pedro Wirz, Max Ruf, Jan Kiefer (installation view)


Jan Kiefer (installation view)


(left to right) Marianne Spurr, Jan Kiefer, Pedro Wirz (installation view)

N/V_PROJECTS presents `LOT´

a group show featuring five international artists:
Ane Graff, Jan Kiefer, Max Ruf, Marianne Spurr, Pedro Wirz

Private View Thursday, 22. November 2012 / 7 - 9 pm
exhibition continues through 22. December 2012
 
The exhibition titled 'LOT' brings together five emerging international artists for the presentation of the selected works in this group show curated by N/V_PROJECTS. 
 
A publication with texts by Michael Birchall, Claire Craig, Elise Lammer, Fabian Schöneich and Esperanza Rosales will accompany the exhibition. design: Chan-Young Ramert

review: Jotta (online)

Supported by: artEDU Stiftung Switzerland- OCA Office for Contemporary Art Norway

Cul De Sac
 

• `SPEAK, MEMORY!´ as part of PAMI Peckham Artist Moving Image Festival 2012
Venue: The Dye House




installation view (left to right): Simon Werner, Steven Claydon, Mark Leckey, Sophie Lee


installation view (left to right): Simon Werner, Steven Claydon, Mark Leckey


installation view: Lloyd Corporation; all photos by Oliver Hammick
 

N/V_PROJECTS presents SPEAK, MEMORY! at The Dye House as part of PAMI 2012

Private View: Wednesday, 19th of September / 6 - 9 PM
thereafter: 20th through 23rd of September / 1 - 5 PM

An exhibition focussing on the visual deconstruction of narratives in recent video art as part of PAMI 2012.

Steven Claydon: The Fictional Pixel
Mark Leckey: The March of the Big White Barbarians
Sophie Lee: An Introdution to Cavesports
Lloyd Corporation: Interior Music
Simon Werner: 
Appetizer/Paralyzer

Venue: The Dye House - Nutbrook Studios - 33 Nutbrook Street - SE15 4JU - with kind support from LUX

LUX - The Dye House - PAMI


• Derek Sutherland `EMBASSY RESIDENCY EXCHANGE 2012´
Venue: N/V_PROJECTS | SE15 SPACE



 • (EMBASSY residency exchange exhibition 2012 at N/V_PROJECTS)


installation view (photo: N/V_PROJECTS)


installation view (photo: N/V_PROJECTS)


installation view (photo: N/V_PROJECTS)

PRIVATE VIEW: THURSDAY, March 15th 2012 / 6 - 8 PMOn view through March 31st / Saturdays 12 - 5 PM and by appointment

More and more, contemporary warfare takes place in supermarkets, towerblocks, subway tunnels and industrial districts rather than open fields, jungles or deserts. All this means that, arguably for the first time since the Middle Ages, the localised geographies of cities and systems that weave them together are starting to dominate discussions surrounding war, geopolitics and security. In the new military docterine of asymmetric war - also labelled 'low-intensity conflict,' 'net war,' 'the long war,' - the prosaic and everyday sites, circulations and spaces of the city are becoming the main 'battlespaces' both at home and abroad.

EMBASSY and N/V_PROJECTS are producing a short-term residency exchange culminating in an exhibition at the respective venues. N/V_PROJECTS have selected an artist based in London to take part in a three week residency at Embassy in Edinburgh. At the same time an artist from Scotland selected by EMBASSY will be in residence at N/V_PROJECTS in London. The residency at N/V_PROJECTS will begin on 1st of March and will culminate in an exhibition at N/V_PROJECTS from 15. - 31. March 2012

Artist in residency at EMBASSY in Edinburgh:HAZEL DOWLING

Artist in residency at N/V_PROJECTS in London:DEREK SUTHERLAND


www.embassygallery.org
 


David Barbarino `MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER´
Venue: N/V_PROJECTS | SE15 SPACE & ASYLUM ART



 • David Barbarino `MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER´
    (double venue show at ASYLUM & N/V_PROJECTS)


installation view at N/V_PROJECTS (photo: David Barbarino)


installation view at ASYLUM (photo: David Barbarino)


installation view at ASYLUM (photo: David Barbarino)


installation view at ASYLUM (photo: David Barbarino)

 

DAVID BARBARINO - THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER - ASYLUM and N/V_PROJECTS 

PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday, January 12th 2012 / 6 - 8 PM / on view through February 11th

Berlin-based artist David Barbarino (b. 1980 in Frankfurt) returns to London for a survey of selected works from recent years after having completed his fine art degree at Central St. Martins in 2005. The artist has since been included in various museum group shows, such as The Real Thing curated by VVork at MU Eindhoven and Utopia Station curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija at Haus der Kunst, Munich. The exhibition MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER will be his first solo show in the UK. This double venue exhibition will give the opportunity to view the artists work in two of the most exciting art spaces Peckham has to offer.


ASYLUM / David Barbarino
 


Ksenia Pedan & Ben Burgis `BOTIQ´
Venue: 
N/V_PROJECTS | SE15 SPACE



 • Ksenia Pedan & Ben Burgis `Botiq´
    (as part of BRICKHOUSE incarnation 7 (PT.2)


installation view (photo: Michael Heilgemeir)


installation view (photo: Michael Heilgemeir)


installation view (photo: Michael Heilgemeir)

PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday, December 8th / 6 - 8 PM / on view through December 17th

Cats, Shoes, Sculpture in `BOTIQ´ by Ben Burgis & Ksenia Pedan

BRICKHOUSE is a curatorial project organised by Thomas Bush and Guy Gormley
 


Dowling&Page `FAMILY´
Venue: 
N/V_PROJECTS | SE15 SPACE

 • Dowling&Page `FAMILY´

   Exhibition as part of BRICKHOUSE 7 (PT. 1)


installation view (photo: Damian Griffiths)


`Forrest´ (photo: Damian Griffiths)


installation view (photo: Damian Griffiths)

`Family´- New Collaborative work by Dowling&Page

PRIVATE VIEW: Monday, November 21st / 6 - 8 PM / on view through December 17th

'Family', the first collaborative body of work by Aislinn Dowling and Christopher Page, is a social grouping of friendly things - "Birgit", "William", "Liliane" et al. Promiscuous objects, they solicit touch, use, but are only to be admired. With colours both executive and soothing, these works of art shine in the home, the office, the hospital, the prison and the gallery. Using steel, wood, foam and paint, Dowling & Page transform the humble studio into the grand factory, producing items with the assurance of the standardized, and the status of the unique. 

BRICKHOUSE is a curatorial project organised by Thomas Bush and Guy Gormley
 


PECKHAM 90210
Venue: 
N/V_PROJECTS | SE15 SPACE

 • PECKHAM 90210 (group show)


installation view; works by Berry Patten, Lloyd Corporation (photo: Nicholas Brooks)


installation view; work by Aaron Angell (photo: Nicholas Brooks)


installation view; work by Nicholas Brooks (photo: Nicholas Brooks)


installation view; works by Claire Baily, Rowena Harris (photo: Nicholas Brooks)
 

PECKHAM 90210

October 11th - 23rd 2011

Following the success of the show RIVE GAUCHE and PAMI screening, N/V_PROJECTS are pleased to welcome you to PECKHAM 90210, an exhibition featuring works by a group of promising artists. The title PECKHAM 90210 stems from the spontaneous overlap between N/V_PROJECTS and the artists, aiming to highlight the geographic relevance of Peckham as the vibrant centre of a prolific cultural community. With this new exhibition, N/V_PROJECTS wish to offer an occasion to engage with UK and international young artists who identify with this area and whose works explore a variety of media. Attempting to create a critical discourse among the public and the artists, as well as among the artists themselves, PECKHAM 90210 reflects N/V_PROJECTS’ mission to support the development of Peckham’s contribution to contemporary art in London.

participating artists: Aaron Angell, Claire Baily, Julie Born Schwartz, Nicholas Brooks, Tianzhuo Chen, Rowena Harris, Michael Hertz Siim, Lloyd Corporation and Berry Patten.
 


PAMI - Peckham Artist Moving Image Festival 2011
Venue: 
N/V_PROJECTS | SE15 SPACE

 • PAMI - Peckham Artist Moving Image Festival 2011
   screening event




(image: Art Licks PAMI Tour, 2011. work by Pil&Galia Collective, photo: Mariona Otero)

PAMI: Peckham Artist Moving Image

September 14th - 18th 2011

screening of video art selected by Cedar Lewisohn at N/V PROJECTS

Ruth Ewan
Liam Gilick & Corinne Jones
Pil and Galia Kollectiv
Tai Shani

Also screening works by NULL/VOID

Participating organisations: The Sunday Painter, Arcadia Missa, Lucky PDF, Bold Tendencies 5, Son Gallery, SG Project Space, Khan's Bargains, Sassoon Gallery, N/V_Projects, New Gallery, Your Body Is A Temple, FIELD, Studio Downturn, Flat Time House

PAMI website
 


 • RIVE GAUCHE
Venue: 
N/V_PROJECTS | SE15 SPACE

  • RIVE GAUCHE: South of the River (group show)


(works by Chas Higginbottom, Stuart Barnes)


(work by Joe Crowdy)


(works by Anna Moderato, Luke McCreadie)
 

RIVE GAUCHE: South of the River

30th of July - 14th of August 2011

EXHIBITION FOCUSING ON SCULPTURE/INSTALLATION

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Stuart Barnes | Joe Crowdy | Emotion Driven Process Based Parallel Identities | Maya Fujiwara | Chas Higginbottom | Luke McCreadie | Jessica Nina Mello | Anna Moderato | PsychoanalYSL | Stuart W. Scott | Annie Strachan
 


THE CARGO CULT / STOCKHOLM SYNDROME
Venue: 
N/V_PROJECTS | SE15 SPACE & BUSSEY BUILDING

Both venues are situated in Peckham, in the immediate vicinity of each other. In the field of tension between the two locations an overlap of concepts creates a powerful convergence of metaphors for artistic strategies in contemporary art.

'Stockholm Syndrome' is a term used to describe the positive bond some kidnap victims develop with their captor. Similarly, if a viewer encounters a work of art, which is shocking or challenging in its nature, the viewer feels drawn to the violent and abject within the work, as if hypnotized by the repulsive or disturbing appearance or subject matter. In contrast, a Cargo Cult is a religious practice that has appeared in many traditional pre-industrial tribal societies in the wake of interaction with technologically advanced cultures. The cults focus on obtaining the material wealth (the "cargo") of the advanced culture through magic and religious rituals and practices. This reverberates with the expectation that art objects are believed to bring about an experience which has often been described as magical, mystical and sublime. The parallels in the fetishization of objects offers a way into looking at works of art through the lense of the phenomenon of 'Cargo Cult'.

Bussey Building, London, UK - December 11th - 12th 2011 (www.thenullandvoid.co.uk) participating artists: (The Cargo Cult) Ting Tong Chang, Nigel Dunkley, Noam Edry, Lauren Evans, Roman Liška, Nevine Mahmoud, Jeff Moerchen, Hannah Perry, Anthony Williams participating artists: (Stockholm Syndrome) Robin Bale, Thomas Bresolin, Zavier Ellis, Laura Oldfield Ford, Patrick Goddard, Chas Higginbottom, Thomas Johnson, Mark Mcgowan, Alexis Milne, Tom Poole, John Wild


 

 

SHOWS/EVENTS CURATED/PRODUCED BY N/V_PROJECTS (various venues)

 

N/V_PROJECTS presents: FACE TIME: MASKS by EDPBPI at V22 SUMMER CLUB



   EMOTION DRIVEN PROCESS BASED PARALLEL IDENTITIES






(all imageges courtesy EDPBPI and N/V_PROJECTS)

Sunday, May 6th 2012 / 12 - 4 pm

N/V_PROJECTS is pleased to present to you another exclusive event featuring our favorite South London-based post-relational aesthetics gang EMOTION DRIVEN PROCESS BASED PARALLEL IDENTITIES. Their latest project FACETIME: MASKS will comprise of a facepainting and mask-making workshop, including a rap lyrics session inspired by hip hop artist MF DOOM aka Daniel Dumile.

EDPBPI - V22

 


EMOTION PSYCHO AFTERLIFEO: PSYCHOANALYSL & EDPBPI at PECKHAM HOTEL




 

EMOTION PSYCHO AFTERLIFEO: PSYCHOANALYSL & EDPBPI at PECKHAM HOTEL

N/V_PROJECTS are pleased to present a night of emotionally charged prosthetic hipness. On invitation of the Peckham Hotel we have brought together the two well-cool London/Berlin/Tel-Aviv based artist/dj/scuba-diving collectives PsychoanalYSL and EDPBPI (Emotion Driven Process Based Parallel Identities).
In this ultra-contemporary joint venture which further blurs the line between artist, producer and consumer, we wish to celebrate with you the AFTERLIFEO. Taking the form of a wake, this one-night-only show and party will function as an anthropology of contemporary art, tinged with the nervous humour of a funeral party. Furthermore, the format of party-as-art also serves as a groovy networking opportunity.

This event is the official after-party for the second installment of BRICKHOUSE incarnation 7 opening on the same evening 6 - 8 PM at N/V_PROJECTS with an exhibition of new works by BEN BURGIS and KSENIA PEDAN titled `BOTIQ´.

The artists are hosting a live performance of ECTOPIA (Jack Brennan, Adam Christensen, Vicky Steiri) followed by DJ's Jana P & Jack Phrost.
Performance starts 9:30 PM
 


THE AFTERMATH: NULL/VOID








(installation views)

NULL/VOID: THE AFTERMATH

On view September 23rd through October 2nd 2011

If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.
Near the day of purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.
A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans.

participating artists: Nigel Dunkley, Roman Liška

Deptford X website
 


ΩMEGA: NULL/VOID




(installation view, photo by Ryan Mcnamara)
 

ΩMEGA: NULL/VOID 

On view July 28th through August 14th 2011

YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PERSON. A RARE INDIVIDUAL. A UNIQUE CREATURE. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANYONE JUST LIKE YOU AND NEVER WILL BE. YOU HAVE TALENTS AND ABILITIES NO ONE ELSE HAS. IN SOME WAYS YOU’RE SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER LIVING PERSON. THE POWER TO DO ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS WITHIN YOU WHEN YOU DISCOVER YOUR REAL SELF BY PRACTICING A FEW SIMPLE LAWS OF SUCCESS.

`Employing self-help mantras, guides to success and repositioning actual media content Null/Void perform a media and trophic hijack, through water feature installation, news paper, video, scent and sound. By using the sensual and visual language of new age mysticism set alongside apocalyptic representations of political and cultural upheaval and paranoia, the work is underpinned by a sense of dangerous coercion, blatant ‘brain washing’ and indoctrination into a world view courtesy of Null/Void.´ (Laura Vent on the occasion of the exhibition OMEGA at Sassoon Gallery)
participating artists: Thomas Bresolin, Nigel Dunkley, Roman Liška, Alexis Milne, Hannah Perry

Documentation will be online shortly.

link: The Sassoon Gallery


DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE!

`Rock the hard jams - treat it like a seminar,
teach the bourgeoise, and rock the boulevard´ (1)

He went back to the wall at the north end, passing the guard at the door. The guard was here but did not count as a presence in the room. The guard was here to be unseen. This was his job. the guard faced the edge of the screen but was looking nowhere, looking at whatever museum guards look at when a room stands empty. The man at the wall was here but maybe the guard did not count him as a presence any more than the man counted the guard. The man had been here for days on end and for extended periods every day and anyway he was back at the wall, in the dark, motionless. (2)

Pompous Stoned Meandering

Point Omega bears the same relationship to traditional novels as abstract art to representational art, or hip-hop to music, or (more relevantly) art films to Hollywood movies. In other words, it does not live up to the objective established standards for a novel. Therefore, most "ordinary" readers will not appreciate it, but literary types will love it, because they can endlessly argue about its merits and shortcomings. (3)

(1) Professor Griff (Public Enemy) in: Don´t Believe the Hype (Def Jam/Columbia Rec. 1988)

(2) Don DeLillo - `Point Omega´ (p. 7, Picador 2011)

(3) Customer review of Don DeLillo - `Point Omega´ on Amazon.com, November 5, 2010 By Stoney (Miami, FL) 


The New Gallery, London / participating artists: Thomas Bresolin, Nigel Dunkley, Roman Liška, Alexis Milne, Hannah Perry

 

STRC PRST SKRZ KRK

The famous czech phrase `STRC PRST SKZ KRK´ which contains no vowels is the starting point for investigation of such braintwisting topics as Octuplets, Esoteric Formalism, Mutant Toddlers, New Age Canibalism and Conceptual Trailer Trash. The unspeakable materialises in the form of sculpture, video installation and performance. A journey beyond the White Cube which lures the viewer into the mystic realms of a dystopian funfair, dark and otherworldly.


The Lord Napier, London, UK - December 11th - 12th 2010 (www.thenullandvoid.co.uk) participating artists: Thomas Bresolin, Eugene Chapman, Nigel Dunkley, Roman Liška, Alexis Milne, Hannah Perry, Charles Stanton Jones, Chris Woltman

 

OVERRATED

 

Intervention at Frieze art fair opening - October 14th 2010 (www.thenullandvoid.co.uk)


THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING


ICA Everything was a show in which NULL/VOID created a collection of polystyrene, nuclear apocalyptic sculptures playing dead, titled 'The Russians Are Coming' in response to the question 'What is to be done?' posed by the Russian collective 'shit delat' in a group show held at the ICA in which NULL/VOID participated.

participating artists: Eugene Chapman, Miloslav Vorlicek

Proposal for the event `Everything´ @ ICA on 25. of September 2010

Project title:`The Russians are coming!- Русские идут!´ The NULL&VOID propose to install a group of 3-5 formalist sculptures painted with fluorescent paint in the bar area and/or the corridor of the ICA. The sculptures themselves will be lit with stroboscopic and ultra violet lighting. A selection of Russian experimental music played from the PA in the bar area will accompany the presentation of the works. Two videos will be projected simultaneously displaying slogans in Russian and the English translation respectively. However, these will be out of sync.

ICA Student forum, London, UK - September 25th 2010 (http://www.ica.org.uk)


TAKE THAT

THE NULL AND VOID PRESENTS: `TAKE THAT´

In questioning tropes of masculinity in the age of post-feminist theory, The NULL&VOID venture into their first truly collaborative work of art. By embracing the somewhat dated concept of modernist sculpture, they have committed to a group effort which dilutes the notion of authorship even further, in addition to the anonymity offered by the collective identity. As in the previous shows, `TATE New Cross´, `Anonymat´ and `Frozen´, the bleeding edge of contemporary art once again unravels it´s painfully relevant presence in the heart of South East London. By taking place alongside the Goldsmiths BA Fine Art degree show, `TAKE THAT!´ ambitiously seeks to challenge the institutional framing of art, covering the vast trajectory from Institutional Critique to Hyper-Criticality by juxtaposing the strategies of deliberate failure and megalomania in order to create a paradox convergence of the rhizomatic multitude inherent in the group´s ecclectic nature and it´s double-bluff dilletantism. At the same time the highly mannered professionalism in The NULL&VOID´s visual communication raises questions about the orthodoxies reflected in the art world´s investment in cultural production and it´s connections to the fields of power and class. Once more the most pressing questions are: `Who is the author, where is the viewer, what is at stake and why should anyone care?´ To find out the truth, come to the opening of `TAKE THAT!´ on Thursday, the 17th of June 2010 from 7 PM! You will never have to attend any art exhibitions again, since every possible question will have been erradicated by the micro-dystopic tour de force you will witness.

NULL/VOID Gallery participating artists: Tom Bresolin, Eugene Chapman, Nigel Dunkley, Roman Liška, Miloslav Vorcilek


FROZEN

 

Goldsmiths University, main hall participating artists: Alistair Birch, Tom Bresolin, Nigel Dunkley, Drew Hoad, Alex Lawrinson, Roman Liška, Lloyd corporation, Phillip Rogers


ANONYMAT

Lift&Hoist, London, UK - February 24th 2010 (www.thenullandvoid.co.uk) participating artists: Bradford Bahamas, DjTendraw, Azahara Ubera, Alistair Birch, Rory Blofield, Maeve Brennan, Tom Bresolin, Eugene Chapman, Nigel Dunkley, Michael Harvey, Tom Johnson, Roland Hutchison, Alex Lawrinson, Roman Liška, Nevine Mahmoud, Luís Matos, Richard Nicholson, Charlotte Northall, Kadeem Oak, Kyrone Oak, Rose Ridgway, Anastasia Shin, Hannah Stearn, Miloslav Vorlicek, Malin Weidenbusch, Chris Woltman, Ciaran Wood