Sam Austen / Ben Cove / Karen David / Cathy Haynes / Lawrence Lek / Superlative TV
Preview September 26th, 6pm til late
Art Licks Weekend preview & Sci-Fi Paganism zine launch Oct 2nd 6pm-late
Open September 27th – October 25th, Wed-Sun 12-6pm
Part II of Sci-Fi Paganism curated by Lucy A. Sames
Supported by The Arts Council England
Shortlisted for the Artquest Workweek Prize
Part of Art Licks Weekend
Sci-Fi Paganism zine includes words and texts by Sam Austen / Sovay Berriman / Rowena Harris / Cathy Haynes / Dean Kenning / Lawrence Lek / Plastique Fantastique / Lucy A. Sames
Sculptural objects as standing stones.
Referencing John McCracken’s minimalist “planks” and their apocryphal appearance in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Tomb, Shrine, Survey-Marker, Spare-Part considers sculptural objects as technical, futuristic monoliths for communicating across space, time and lifeforms.
Included in Tomb, Shrine, Survey Marker, Spare Part will be new sculptural works by Ben Cove and Cathy Haynes; a new video simulation by Lawrence Lek; new multi-channel video work and broadcast on Resonance FM by Superlative TV; an existing 16mm film work by Sam Austen (transferred to Blu-ray) and existing paintings by Karen David.
The “Sci-Fi Paganism” programme takes as its starting point the mythological communications of artists and thinkers with real/imagined extraterrestrials through artistic practices of the 1960s/’70s counterculture. Part 1 of “Sci-Fi Paganism,” The Starseed Transmission took place at Enclave in September 2013 and featured Sovay Berriman, Rowena Harris, Dean Kenning, Inês Rebelo and Plastique Fantastique.