Just get rid of everything and crawl through the hole. “SOBJECTS” shows three collectively installed videoworks that share distinct director/performer relationships, and slippages between performance and video. The exhibition will culminate in a Feast with performers from the videos beginning at sundown on Friday 19th November.
Opening November 5th, 11am-7pm.
Continues Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 11am-5pm, until November 19th.
Feast November 19th, Sundown-Onwards
Daniel Hopp, ADRENOCHROM, Film HD, 20’, 2020
Everyone pursues their own interests. Who makes up the plot here? The protagonists, the filmmaker, the audience? The film takes place during the first lockdown and tells of the relationship between a social worker, a conspiracy believer and a filmmaker. Almost like Big Brother.
Daniel Hopp’s practice gathers friends, actors, relatives, and experts in staged performative situations, which are documented, extended, and condensed in his video works. The protagonists of these constellations are equally bodies, subjects, relationships and social dynamics.
Shinhoo Yhi, baby, dog, and Dog, 4K, 35’05”, 2021
In ‘baby, dog, and Dog’, Yhi invites the videographers and the handheld camera into the performance to shoot the performer. The performers are trapped to follow directions and play the role of a baby, baggage handler, stray dog, and administrator. On a rainy day comes hypothermia, from a burning asphalt cones dehydration. For who could ever deliver them from the danger of drama?
Shinhoo Yhi works with performance and video in collaboration with musicians. In her recent work, she directs the performers to visualize a state that is impossible to reach with a human body such as animal, speed of a machine, or death. In scrutinising a body which faces power, control, exclusion, or passivity, Yhi creates a dramatic stage in the middle of the city for each character to hit a peculiar condition.
Chloe Langlois, The Magic Sign, 19’38”, 2021
The Magic Sign is a self help spell based on my time working in a betting shop in Shepherd’s Bush. Told through a combination of narration, karaoke, and a re-enactment, in 8 episodes structured around the pagan Wheel of the Year, a cycle of repeated rituals and revivalism. Destructive and problematic in multiple ways, it was also a riotously joyful place. I made this work with the 30 people I’ve been living with since last September, re-visiting ghosts of previous social dynamics, in a psychedelic loop with the new ones.
Working predominantly with live performance and video, my current interests lie in reconstruction as time travel, channelling, and collective euphoria. Making my own props and costumes, I use mostly friends and non-actors in pre-planned but unrehearsed scenes, in order to build chaos within a closed, esoteric world that I drag the audience into.