Preview - In The Shadow of Forward Motion

Preview - In The Shadow of Forward Motion
Installation view: In the Shadow of Forward Motion, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2019. Courtesy Zabludowicz Collection. Photo: Tim Bowditch


Join us for the launch of our 2019 programme with the opening of three new exhibitions In The Shadow of Forward Motion, Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Ollie Dook, and 360: Theo Triantafyllidis

In the Shadow of Forward Motion is curated by students from MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central St Martins; MA Curating and Collections at Chelsea College of Art; and MA Film Programming and Curating at Birkbeck. Combining a cross section of international curatorial perspectives, the participating curators are: Nicole Atkinson, Yingying Chen, Dmitry Frolov, Marco Galvan, Lucija Šutej, and Shalini Anne Rajasegaran.

Zabludowicz Collection is pleased to announce its first Invites exhibition for 2019 by London-based artist Ollie Dook. Of Landscape Immersion is an installation which builds on Dook’s recent body of work examining the power relations of looking, particularly at non-human animals. The work draws on the language of zoo design and the construction of artificial environments created as imitations of natural habitats, placing the audience within their own viewing enclosure. First commissioned and presented at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh in 2018, the work has been re-imagined for the space at Zabludowicz Collection, to heighten the tension between observer and observed.

Theo Triantafyllidis is an artist and former architecture graduate, who works with digital and physical media to explore the experience of space and the mechanics of embodiment in hybrid realities. His works playfully utilise algorithmic and gaming technologies to create simulations that augment interactions within immersive environments, both real and virtual, encouraging a performative choreography from participants and onlookers alike.