A Tranquil Star
Anthea Hamilton & Nicholas Byrne, Basim Magdy, Haris Epaminonda, Salvatore Arancio
09.06.2017 - 15.09.2017
Thinking about material vectors and narrative juxtapositions, A Tranquil Star engages in a series of base questions, examining how narrative, process and material are shaped and how they coexist in varying states of meaning and form. Haris Epaminonda works with collected historic images and objects from different eras that are re-archived, reimagined and recontextualized, as very specific, orchestrated and minimal arrangements. Anthea Hamilton and Nicholas Byrne continue with their ongoing collaboration presenting appropriated cultural images and elements, repositioning them as deconstructed and buoyant devices. Basim Magdy's films reveal meticulous and poetic timelines via a collaging and physical interference with an extensive cache of film stock, superimposed audio and textual narratives producing and embodying ghostly, nostalgic and archeological narratives. Salvatore Arancios's ceramic sculptures indulge in an obscure scientific observation of physical and synthesised forms from nature, creating alluring representations repositioning very tactile connections to meaning and material.