Deep Highly Eccentric

A curatorial research project:

Kjetil Berge, Boyle Family, Michael Curran and Louisa Minkin, Ian Dawson, Mikala Dwyer, Nahoko Kudo, Tim O’Riley, Sophy Rickett, Alex Schady, Nick Stewart, Systems House, Mia Taylor, Mark Aerial Waller

Bringing together works by fourteen international artists, Deep Highly Eccentric explores abstraction and distance in relation to outer space and the human act of gazing upwards.

Deep Highly Eccentric is the name of an elliptical and exceptionally elongated orbit used by a small number of artificial satellites, which yo-yo away from earth deep into space to probe the unknown, the unseen and the unpredictable, studying the likes of gamma-rays, heliospheres and magnetotails.

The word ‘eccentric’ refers to how strongly an orbit deviates from the circular, but it is also commonly used to describe the odd and the unconventional. This duality of meaning encompasses the precise, institutional and scientific, and everything that is idiosyncratic, irregular and quirky.

Many of the works in the exhibition share this duality, drawing from empirical sources that speak of accuracy and authority, but which are infiltrated by a form of interference, forcing gaps in information and allowing supposition to steadily blur the boundaries between fact and fiction.

 

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4.Nahoko Kudo

Nahoko Kudo, ‘Parabola’, 2015, Media: Acrylic Paint, Chain, Metal Brackets, Dimensions variable

4.2.Nahoko Kudo detail

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L>R: Kjetil Berge, ‘Glas # 7’, 2010, concrete and crystal, 25 cm x 25 cm Sophy Rickett, ‘Observation 95’, 1991/2013, Black & White Bromide Print, 120 x 150 cm

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Sophy Rickett, ‘Observation 95’, 1991/2013, Black & White Bromide Print, 120 x 150 cm and ‘Observation 111 (In five parts)’, 1991/2013, Black & White Bromide Prints 50 x 50 cm each

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Boyle Family, Earth, Air, Fire and Water, 1966-, Video projection of original live projection

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Boyle Family, Earth, Air, Fire and Water 1966-, Video projection of original live projection

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Mark Aerial Waller, ‘Time Together’, 2013, Video projection, 72 minutes

2.Mark Aerial Waller

Mark Aerial Waller, ‘Time Together’, 2013, Video projection, 72 minutes

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Monitor: Michael Curran and Louisa Minkin, ‘The Sun and The Moon’, 2008, Performance to camera, 60 minutes duration

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Mia Taylor, L>R: ‘Carousel’, ‘Microwave’ and ‘Untitled Eliipse’, 2014, Watercolour on paper, 37.5 x 48.5 cm

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L>R: Sophy Rickett, Observation 123, 1997/2013, Black & White Bromide Print, 120 x 150 cm and Systems House, ‘Display Platform’ 2012, Steel, aluminium & paint
, H202 x D60 x W80cm

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R: Ian Dawson, Ground Truthers, 2013/4, painted wood, steel and cast aluminium, model figures, 168 h x 130 w x 60 d

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GetInline-3 Alex Schady, Orbit, 2015, Video

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Monitor: Tim O’Riley, ‘Mental Exercise’, 2007, Super 8 film / animation, 3 minutes 39 seconds

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R: Systems House, ‘Mobile Shimmer Display Unit’ 2014, Steel, aluminium & paint, H 188 x W 52 x D 52

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Systems House, ‘New Reflector Tower’ 2013, Stainless steel, aluminium, concrete, reflective tape & industrial paint, H285 x W80 x D80cm

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Sophy Rickett, ‘Objects in The Field’, Artist book

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Tim O’Riley, Accidental Journey, Artist book

10.Tim O'Riley book

Tim O’Riley, ‘Twenty-Seven Kilometres’, Artist book

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Mikala Dwyer, ‘Goldene Bend’er’, 2013, Video projection

5.Nick Stewart

Nick Stewart, ‘Face Up’, 2000 – 2002, Video projection

 

7.Sophy Rickett video

Sophy Rickett, Objects in the Field, Video