Motion

17th May – 23rd June 2012

Kari Altmann
Merce Cunningham
Harm van den Dorpel
Michael Guidetti
Oliver Laric
Mark Leckey
Sean Raspet
Emanuel Rossetti
Hito Steyerl
Artie Vierkant

The object that exists in motion spans different points, relations and existences but always remains the same thing. Like the digital file, the bootlegged copy, the icon, or Capital it reproduces, travels and accelerates, constantly negotiating the different supports that enable its movement. As it occupies these different spaces and forms it is always reconstituting itself. It doesn’t have an autonomous singular existence; it is only ever activated within the network of nodes and channels of transportation.

Both a distributed process and an independent occurrence, it is like an expanded object ceaselessly circulating, assembling, and dispersing. To stop it would mean to break the whole process, infrastructure or chain that propagates and reproduces it.

The object in motion becomes the simultaneous obfuscation and revelation of the points that sustain it. It’s both completely transparent and completely mediated. Transparent because it ignores the different instantiations and embodiments that require it to exist across a material infrastructure and mediated because of its dependency on these multiple parts to exist at all. It flows through networked channels, forgetting any idea of a singular autonomy.

Curated by Ceci Moss and Tim Steer.

Merce Cunningham Points in Space Still
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Elliot Caplan), Points in Space, 1986  (Still)
Single channel video
Motion Installation View 2
Installation view, 2012
Oliver Laric Wu-Tang Guilloche Rodin
Oliver Laric, Wu-Tang Guilloche Rodin, 2011

Tamper evident security hologram stickers, airbrushed clear coating

101.5 x 71.5 cm
Hito Steyerl Red Alert 2
Hito Steyerl, Red Alert 2, 2008
Single channel video
Emanuel Rossetti Untitled
Emanuel Rossetti, Untitled, 2009/10
Epson DuraBrite on Hahnemuehle paper, mounted on aluminium, framed
Edition of 3
66 x 75 cm
Motion Installation View 1
Installation view, 2012
Harm van den Dorpel Assemblage 1
Harm van den Dorpel, Assemblage (‘About’ press and reviews), 2012 (Detail)
UV print on hand cut PET-G glass
94 x 95 x 92 cm
Harm van den Dorpel Assemblage 2
Harm van den Dorpel, Assemblage (‘About’ press and reviews), 2012 
UV print on hand cut PET-G glass 
94 x 95 x 92 cm
Artie Vierkant Image Object
Artie Vierkant, Image Object Monday 26 March 2012 10:45AM, 2012
Six pass UV print on machine cut sintra
137 x 36 cm
Motion Installation View 3
Installation view, 2012
Sean Raspet Debit
Sean Raspet, Debit “(OBSCENITY TRIAL (3)), ((2007)-2011)”, 2012
Commercially printed mesh vinyl banners, steel con- duit, steel cable
140 x 180 x 104 cm
Michael Guidetti Byte to Mass Conversion Calculator
Michael Guidetti, Byte to Mass Conversion Calculator, 2010
Web application
Merce Cunningham Points in Space
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Elliot Caplan), Points in Space, 1986 (Still)
Single channel video
Kari Altmann Black Hole
Kari Altmann, Black Hole, 2008- / Where Is The Blood?, 2009-
Single channel video
Mark Leckey Made in ‘Eaven
Mark Leckey, Made in ‘Eaven, 2004
Looped DVD