Zabludowicz Collection Invites: The ARKA Group
The ARKA Group
30 Oct – 21 Dec 2014
A new installation of sculptural works by the ARKA group. On Between further develops the ARKA group's dismantling of cinematic ideas and methodologies, replacing moving images with sculptural forms, found objects and sound.
For On Between, the ARKA group have created sculptures with materials collected from liminal spaces around London and Newcastle; spaces at the margins or intersections of the built environment. The new works take inspiration from the incidental compositions and materiality of the objects discovered in these negative spaces that are inadvertently created between more clearly defined landscapes.
Made within the gallery, the new works are combined from a wide assortment of materials gleaned during a period of finding and composing. Soil, tarpaulin, leaves, hair, plastic bags, clay, paint, drinks cans, fabric, rubble and meteorites.
The ARKA group is a collaboration between Ben Jeans Houghton and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau. They have exhibited throughout the UK, creating new works to commission for a variety of organisations including Space in Between, Whitstable Bienniale, IdeasTap, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, MIND and Cornerhouse. Recent exhibitions include (REM) Paradoxical Sleep, commissioned by BALTIC as part of the exhibition series FIGURE ONE at Baltic 39 and screenings of their films The Ocelli and EXTRAMISSION as part of the Art Projects Film Programme at London Art Fair 2014.
Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau (b. 1985) lives and works in London. Ben Jeans Houghton (b. 1984) lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne