At its best the gallery is an imaginarium, a place in which ideas can be fostered, modelled and tested. In this current juncture it feels art can cross its parameter line with more ease than before; accidentally or with intent finding itself in radically different contexts, being used in radically new ways.

It’s this capacity to cross lines, to bleed that is most interesting to me at the moment, it’s a point in which a work risks collapse, losing a certain vital plane of ambiguity in exchange for becoming real in someone else’s hands.

But perhaps another plane might be opening up at this point, a different register of ambiguity that seeds itself firmly in affect, however small that might be. Untethered from the object work becomes active, its contours, complexity and core registered in the trickle of thoughts and actions activated in the viewer, their groups and the structures they inhabit.

An idea is seeded, then taken up, then stripped back and repurposed for its new environment; but yet something still remains. This new form, a truly collaborative one flows back into the gallery with ease, a form that sits somewhere between the authentic and found and resonates with its interactions.

The gallery at this point has changed function, operating as a memetic platform, a place of exchange in which art is defined as proposition, that once realized can be deployed, held, felt, taken on or rejected.

Sim Vol.1
2017, Installation view

Sim Vol.1
2017, Installation view

Sim Vol.1
2017, Installation view

Sim Vol.1: Existential Risk
2017, A4 Book 30 x 21 cm

Mii Friends
2017, Digital print on foam board, 200 x 220 x 133

Mii Friends (detail)
2017, Digital print on foam board, 200 x 220 x 133

Mii Friends
2017, Installation View

Mii Friends Conversation Reports
2017, Inkjet on paper, 233 x 246 cm

Mii Friends Conversation Reports (detail)
2017, Inkjet on paper, 233 x 246 cm

Finiliar
2017, Installation View

Finiliar
2017, Installation View

Finiliar
2017, Installation View

Finiliar
2017, Installation View

The Truth Table Experience
2017, Virtual reality set and bed, 190 x 90 x 50 cm

The Truth Table Experience (detail)
2017, Virtual reality set and bed, 190 x 90 x 50 cm

Test combination I
2017, Magnets on magnetic whiteboard, 120 x 180 cm

Test combination II
2017, Magnets on magnetic whiteboard, 120 x 180 cm

Truth Table
2017, Installation View

Truth Table
2017, Installation View

Babble Box
2017, Extruded aluminium, acrylic panels, audio equipment, research samples from test conversations
105 x 56 x 44 cm

Babble Display (detail)
2017, Digital print, 190 x 130 cm

 

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Seed
by Ed Fornieles

at CARLOS/ISHIKAWA, London
22 September–28 October 2017

See Publication here.

CARLOS/ISHIKAWA