15 - 29 April 2011
Flash Bang comprises two works - Elisa Pone's I'm looking for something to believe in, 2007 and Katie Davies' 38th Parallel, 2008.
In form at least, the structure of the exhibition is largely the same as the previous exhibition The Perception Instruction, it therefore seems appropriate to repeat a slightly modified version of the introductory paragraph:
Placing these two artworks together, at a very basic level, encourages us to look for patterns and similarities between the artworks, which appear both incidentally and intentionally. From the outset the works have little in common, aside from the fact that they are both video works, shown in the same space.
- The works may act as a counterbalance to one another.
- The calm but politically intense 38th Parallel might balance out the visually climatic, and audibly explosive I'm looking for something to believe in.
- The combination of both works in the gallery might lead the sense of one or other astray.
- Katie Davies' 38th Parallel was filmed at the Demilitarized Zone on the border between North and South Korea, a boarder that has been in place since the Korean War ended in 1953, and is one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world.
Elisa Pone, lives and works in Paris - Recent Exhibitions include: Musique Plastique, Galerie du jour agnés, Paris - Ils chantent et ils jouent, les gens entrent, Maison des arts de Grand Quevilly, France - Decadence and Decay, Mol's Place, London- Bons baisers de Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland - Let's Dance, Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry sur Seine, France - Loading, PM galerie, Berlin, Germany
Katie Davies, lives and works in Bristol - Recent Exhibitions include: 15, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK - IDEAL #12, SAISON VIDEO, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France - Spring Screen 2010, Spacex, Exeter, UK - Seriously..? University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK - The Salon Video Art Prize, MRA Project Space, London UK