Emma Hart:: TO DO

In a new piece for Matt’s Gallery Emma Hart calls on the potential for a camera to precipitate an event, and not simply record it. Developing previous live works into a sculptural video installation that performs itself, Hart requests the audience to do likewise: to step up, instead of hanging back in contemplation.

Fed up of producing her own works herself, Hart has made a group of assistants to help with the arduous tasks of fabrication and documentation. In a devised play of sorts, with stage directions and chorus but maybe no dialogue, the digital protagonists interact within the scenography of the everyday to a script of activating chatter. Language gets things done, as it does in the real world, but here the net output is a command of commanding, the critical exercising of power for power’s sake.

This will be Emma Hart’s first exhibition at Matt’s Gallery. A publication accompanying the exhibition co-published with The Centre for Useless Splendour at University Kingston London with text by Sally O’Reilly will be free to all gallery visitors.

Duration 28 September 2011 - 20 November 2011
Times When there's an exhibition showing: Wednesday - Sunday 12am to 6pm.
Cost Free
Venue Matt's Gallery
Address 42–44 Copperfield Road London E3 4RR, ,
Contact 020 8983 1771 / info@mattsgallery.org / www.mattsgallery.org/

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