Taking inspiration from the creature's composed physicality and fictional being, the show reflects on new forms of abstraction and intangibility derived from the assemblage of different styles and materials often associated with the internet and its context of visual and narrative fragmentation.
Cornelia Baltes, Nicolas Deshayes, Adham Faramawy, Jack Lavender, Berry Patten, Sabrina Ratté, Travess Smalley, Oliver Sutherland
Curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini
According to Greek mythology, the Chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing female creature composed of the parts of three animals: a lion, a serpent and a goat. In popular culture the term has been used to describe any fictional being composed by different parts as well as to describe illusory ideas and actions. Taking inspiration from the creature’s composed physicality and fictional being, the show reflects on new forms of abstraction and intangibility derived from the assemblage of different styles and materials often associated with the internet and its context of visual and narrative fragmentation.
The presented works mix personal visions and popular culture with digital aesthetics, aiming to reproduce heterogeneous feelings and an interpretative contingency. Diversity in forms and the use of apparently distant tools and references are the point of departure to create a fictional sense of transcendence and fluidity. The selected works and theoretical contributions included in the exhibition aim to operate as activators, inviting the viewer to participate in the construction of meaning whilst also initiating alter relationships between media’s attributions and works' narratives.
This exhibition celebrates cacophony and material-crossing whilst floating between physicality and significance, to consider alternative forms of artistic expression looking at a context-based sensoriality as opposed to direct representation.
The exhibition is accompanied by an online pdf publication with contributions
by Rhys Coren, Marialaura Ghidini, Arcadia Missa & Paolo Ruffino and a series of events.
Saturday December 8th 2012, 4-7pm, film screening curated by Oliver Sutherland & talk by Paolo Ruffino
Thursday 17th January 2013, 6-9pm, Normal Love, a final Performance event by Sam Levack & Jen Lewandowski
Private View 15th November, 2012 6-9pm
Cell Project Space & Studio Headquarters
258 Cambridge Heath Road London E2 9DA
Seasonal closure from December 17th 2012 -January 3rd, 2013