1C-98, A View from the Other Side, 2011, animation detail
1st March – 14th April 2012 Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London SE11 6AY
Tonight Artists IC-98 will discuss their collaborative practice and the works being screened at Beaconsfield.
A portico by the river undergoes transformation as hours pass, seasons change and centuries follow each other. The subject is the Gyllic Stoa, a controversial neo-clasical building in Turku, Finland which has served as fishmarket, bazaar, restaurant and petrol station in its time, before being left to decay for twenty years. This slow-burn, meticulously drawn animation meditates on public space, immigration and neo-liberal city policies.
A View From The Other Side is the latest in the body of work Theses on the Body Politic that encompasses collaborations, drawings animations and books. IC-98 ask: How is the multitude defined? What is the relationship of individuals and groups to a larger entity, be it the state, the market, or simply architectural space? Earlier animations – Theses on the Body Politic (Riket), 2009 and Theses on the Body Politic (Shadows), 2008/9 – are shown on FlatScreens 1 and 2.
Based in Turku, Finland, IC-98 are Patrik Söderlund and Visa Suonpää.
Beaconsfield’s FlatScreen exhibition A View from the Other Side is generously supported by The Finnish Institute in London.
Programmed all the year round with new or seminal work from artists working with moving image, FlatScreen is the digital plane that creates opportunity to move fast and react to new possibilities.