Preview - Use/User/Used/ and Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Jemma Egan

22 January 2016, 6–9pm
Launch | London

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Josh Kline, Packing for Peanuts (Fedex Worker's Head with Knit Cap), 2014. Photo: Joerg Lohse
Josh Kline, Packing for Peanuts (Fedex Worker's Head with Knit Cap), 2014. Photo: Joerg Lohse

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Join us for the launch of our 2016 programme with the opening of two new exhibitions

Use/User/Used/ explores the effects of 24/7 working culture and questions societal pressures to continuously perform. The show reflects how consumerism, competition and endless connectivity have contributed to a common state of exhaustion. Use/User/Used/ presents works from the Zabludowicz Collection alongside newly commissioned live work, and houses a temporary dance studio in which dance companies will improvise new choreography, exposing the body at work throughout the show. The exhibition considers what it means to be exhausted as an embodied experience, mental state, and as a material resource.

Exhibiting Artists
Showing works from the Zabludowicz Collection are: Nick Darmstaedter, Nicolas Deshayes, Alex Dordoy, Matias Faldbakken, Lizzie Fitch, Yngve Holen, Josh Kline, Nikki S. Lee, Rachel Maclean, Kris Martin, Tobias Madison, Seth Price, Lucy Tomlins, Kirstine Roepstorff, Jack Strange, Artie Vierkant, and Gary Webb.

Live Commissions
Lea Collet and Marios Stamatis, Filippo Marzocchi, and Laura Yuile.

Opening night performance, 7pm: Fabric
Fabric is a site-specific new live work composed by artist Filippo Marzocchi in which a synchronized network of performers isolate and amplify the ambient sounds of the gallery space to collectively make a new ambient soundscape.

As part of the Collection’s annual Testing Ground for Art and Education season, Use/User/Used/ is curated collaboratively over a period of three months by a group of students from the MA/MFA Curating courses at Goldsmiths University of London, Chelsea College of Art, and Sir John Cass College of Art at London Metropolitan University. More

Jemma Egan will launch the Invites programme with It means more to me than most people, a consideration of the cult-like experience of brand loyalty. Inspired in part by behind-the-scenes documentary ‘A Slice of Life’, Egan dissects the world of Dominos Pizza, looking at competitive pizza making, corporate mascots, and the dedicated ‘Dominoid’ employee. Working across a variety of media the exhibition will showcase Egan's new film and series of sculptures. More