MOCA London will be presenting an exhibition in video form by Alana Lake that uses Russell Grant’s Astrological Predictions for Scorpio and Gemini. The year forecasts for each star sign are juxtaposed and played alongside each other on the front of the building. The voices clash and Grant’s face occasionally distorts adding an intensity and eeriness to the otherwise camp video.
Lake’ video explores her experiences of obsession and desire. The artist used to collect the star signs of a female artist whom she was attracted to, and who she met only a few times. She used astrological predictions as a means of looking for signs that they would meet again, that their worlds would collide and that love might flourish.
This is the first MOCA Project for the LGBT History month that runs the whole of February, and is also MOCA’s first project for the South London Art Map (SLAM) Last Fridays. The first SLAM Friday will be on Friday 25th February when over 90 participating galleries, museums and art spaces will be jointly open from 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm