Interior Hysteria explores ripples of unmanageable emotional excesses. A sliding scale of loss of self-control behind closed doors. Overwhelming internal conflict through visual brain patterns. Dysmorphia. Hypochondria. Neurosis. Lightness and dryness of the body. Paralysis. Disassociation. Waves of panic.
Greek physicians of the fourth century B.C. thought hysteria was caused by migrations of a restless uterus, or ‘wandering womb’. This concept is attributed to Hippocrates, despite the fact that it never appears in any of the Hippocratic texts.
Hippocratic authors manifest a distinct break with magic and religion. They claim that hysteria may result from prolonged sexual continence, an opinion which was to influence medical history for over two thousand years.
Join our hysterical creatures for a month of Interior Hysteria. Secrets, recesses, hollows, obsessions, sanctuary, constructed decay, personal castles… Let there be light.
Private view from 6pm 24th May
Performance art and DJs from 8pm 31st May
Andrea Rossi – painting
International Nobody – wall painting
Jessica Kilpatrick – photography, drawing, video
Juliet Fang – photography
Louise Seijen ten Hoorn – light box sculpture
Red Pig Flower – video, performance art, DJ set
Sabrina Webster – dance
Simon Tarrant – light box painting
Ting An Lin – painting, drawing, DJ set
Valentina Piras – wax sculpture
Vasilisa Forbes – digital prints
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Through her experiments in photography and light, Jessica Kilpatrick explores the human face to present the cool and heat of otherworldliness. Spectral, luminous and lonely creatures from a deep sea dream. Psychedelic intimacy, provoking feelings of the bizarre and the unknown. Glowing and distorted negatives, duplicating features, creating movement, swimming in rich dream-glo colours. A soaring sense of anxious energy flowing into the release from a trap of strange fantasies…
Find us upstairs @ Seven at Brixton, 7 Market Row, off Electric Lane, off Coldharbour Lane.
We’re talking about form, we’re talking about content, we’re talking about interrelationships…meanwhile the statues run amok. Horrifying shocker as a biological experiment goes haywire when mutations invade a peaceful sterile environment. Therapeutic nesting and group therapy. The new church. The new asylum. The new emotional warrior. The warm comfortable huddle. Secret societies. The sculptures communicate with each other, creating dialogue beyond the original intent.
‘The Nest’ takes sculpture out of context, exaggerating the personalties of the works shouting to be heard and nurtured. Their physicalities are thrown into a strange new comparative community, enhancing their ultimate separateness while meditating strength in numbers. The B-movie gets introspective.
Aephie Huimi – balloon murder murmur
Andre Pinto – film installation and sound art
Apple Tart as living sculpture
Benedict Romain – sculpture
Bruno Jamaica – installation sculpture
Charlie Buckitt as living sculpture
Katy Wallwork – sculpture
Lyndsay Martin – photography
Miguel Ivorra – installation sculpture
Nerida Ackland – sculpture and craft, living sculpture
Squid ~ ~ ~ Rowdy Squid Set, with Squid dressed as a squid!
Valentina Piras – sculpture
Vinny Montag – sculpture
The sculptures start to creep at night. Don’t miss the madness.
The private view took place on 23rd March, with a Rowdy Squid Set, Aephie Huimi’s balloon murder murmur with dark sound art by Andros O Morto and Wei Lou, and living sculpture created and performed by Nerida Ackland, Apple Tart and Charlie Buckitt.https://www.facebook.com/TransitionCollective
http://www.thelatenightshop.co.nr/ Vibe Gallery is located in the old Biscuit Factory. 5 minutes from Bermondsey tube. Go right out of the tube. Turn right into Drummond Road. Turn right at Clements Road. Walk through the big central gates to the back. Turn left down the alleyway – the gallery is next door to the cafe and reception. Vibe Gallery will have a fully licensed bar.
Long walks by the shore of the Thames have brought Vinny Montag many amazing objects. They form a part of his sculpture and in doing so begin a new life cycle and fresh shape as something called art. Take a moment to allow yourself to engage and look carefully. Found objects have many stories to tell and meanings to discover.
Tobacco pipes, animal bones, bottlenecks, bone china fragments, rubber
shoe soles are all potential players in Vinny’s Thames sculptures. Using wooden boards and a paste made with sand and glue, he carefully selects and fixes these objects into their scene.
Most of the sculptures shown in this exhibition are imaginary portraits. Expressionist masks with a strong African influence and poetic titles, exploring Vinny’s interest in Dogon and Benin art. In combination with miniature modelling figures he creates situations and image bite narratives with such beautiful simplicity and humour.
The river and its castaways are speaking now.
Find us upstairs @ Unit 7, Market Row, SW9 8LB – just off Electric Lane, off Coldharbour Lane.
TRANSITION COLLECTIVE presents…
A 4 hour live drawing by the infamous Jack Gobsmob and International Nobody. Event kicks off at 6pm @ Seven at Brixton this Friday 17th February 2012. Seven are relaunching their exhibition space, so there are sure to be plenty of other treats in store…
Jack Gobsmob is from London and likes punk music, low-brow art and comic books. He screen prints posters and flyers for gigs, slogans, and things that he has made. Jack bakes nice cakes, plays guitar in legendary south-east London punk band ‘Mummy Says I’m Special’ and helps out at Screaming Matriarch – an online art store specialising in vinyl and knitted dolls. If you meet Jack be sure not to look him directly in the face, he takes this as a sign of disrespect and can become violent. Always show deference.
International Nobody attempts to make pretty pictures for walls, ceilings and
skateboards often, without much luck but sometimes they turn out alright and people think about buying them.
East London based screen-printer and illustrator, International Nobody, creates vibrant and bold imagery in a style that the artist describes as ‘low-brow’, ‘subversive’ and ‘infantile’. Having completed 4 years of art school, International Nobody’s creative career began in the vinyl toy industry as a designer/maker after rejecting (and being rejected by) the fine art world.
Comic book monsters, femme fatales, apocalyptic angels and creatures that attract and repulse frequently appear in International Nobody’s work. Think separated, stylized and ‘street’.
Influences include: everyday occurrences in the inner city, gothic fairytales, freaks, circus & carney show culture, racy art nouveau, lucha libre, punk rock, hippity hop, Halloween, retro film posters, comic book universes, J-horror, amateur pornography, and the kind of British-ness one would find in the Carry-On movies of the 60’s and 70’s.
“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from the mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.” Joseph Campbell in his seminal work The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949)
Patrick Collier and Lee Pitman share a fascination with modern and classical mythologies. This collaborative installation explores the hero myth. Universal motifs of adventure and transformation are employed in a multi-faceted visual homage to Campbell’s concept of the ‘monomyth’, which has served as a cultural framework for countless contemporary narratives.
The intricately laser cut imagery of the sculptural rings are inspired by the Book of Revelations and the opening of the Seven Seals, bringing forth the Horsemen of Conquest, War, Famine, Death before the final end of the world.
Screen printed illustrations evoke the narrative of the hero’s adventure, depicting the archetypal characters and their gifts, knowledge and tests to be encountered along the way: the wise old man, the goddess, the trickster, herald and villain. Above looms the belly of the whale – an unknown void that threatens to swallow the hero but ultimately represents a sphere of rebirth.