The point of departure for the exhibition is when a page freezes on the syncopated browser of a web user; the moment when change in the landscape is marked as a reduced distinction of it’s natural other and has been manipulated by technology. With a desktop tidy approach to the outdoors the exhibition reflects the increasingly conflated physical spaces of retail, business, and leisure. Often based on the criteria that our built environment is highly evolved from nature through commercial branding and a consumer desire, to negotiate with the natural world is to allow for more efficient circulation.
After studying in London Norwegian artist Marte Eknæs had her first solo exhibition ‘Escalate’, at Between Bridges, London in 2011. Since then she has been living and working in Berlin. Selected solo presentations include: ‘Arranged for Effect’, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, Norway, 2013, ’Scrapscape, Exilo' (with Nicolau Vergueiro), Los Angeles, USA, 2013, ’Deflecto, Kunstnerforbundet’, Oslo, Norway, 2013, ‘Insert’, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, 2010. Selected group exhibitions include:’Dlectricity’ - exhibition of light and art, Detroit, USA, 2012, ‘Used Photocopier’, Hotel Gallery, London, UK, 2012, ’Nordic section’, The Horizon Behind Us’, Kaleidoscope project space, Milan, Italy, 2011, ‘Favoured Nations’, Momentum –, 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway, 2010.
Recently graduated from Chelsea College Of Art, Anglo-Russian artist Alice Khalilova lives and works in London. her work has recently been exhibited at: ‘The Limited Collection’, Arcadia Missa and La Scatola Gallery //Online, 2014, 2014, ‘$_Bash’, Eade Road, London, UK, 2014, ‘Translations. Cook House, London, UK 2014, ’Stone House’, Haringey Arts Walk, London, UK, 2013, ’Black Box’, Hoxton Garage, London, UK, 2013, ’Fabric[ate]’, Acava Show Room Faroe Road, London, UK, 2013, ’SELFiNDULGENT666’,Online. Khalilova is shortlisted for MFI Flat Time House award, 2014
Born in Argentina, Santiago Taccetti lives and works in Berlin. His solo exhibitions include: ‘Bear Tries To Beat Heat’, Club Midnight Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2013,’Favela Minimalism’, Sculpture Fields OMI, Ghent, New York, USA, 2012, Fractal Philosophy (and the small matter of learning how to listen)’, TWAIN, Sant Andreu Contemporarni, Barcelona, Spain, 2010. Selected group exhibitions include: ‘Sunbathers 2’, 1857 Oslo, Norway, 2014, ’Fight’, Julliette Bonneviot and Santiago Taccetti, Center Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2014, D, Berlin, Germany, 2013, ‘Mutant Porcelain’, SWS, New York, USA, 2013, ’Berlin Art Prize’, Berlin, Germany, 2013.
Marte Eknaes, Arranged for Effect (2D) II, 2012