Dial Zero Presents: ‘Concertina’ 16th August – 9th September 2012 Tou Scene / Stavanger, Norway


www.annehbland.com The manikins on the chequered floor seem to be searching for the rules, how should they negotiate and move in this strange landscape?

con-cert n. a public performance in which a number of artists participate; agreement of two or more individuals in a design or plan; combined action; accord or harmony, v. to contrive or arrange by agreement; to devise; to plan or act jointly, origin from Fr., from It., concertare to bring into agreement, to work together; from Latin to dispute and debate, to strive.

con-cer-ti-na n. a small musical instrument, typically polygonal in form, played by stretching and squeezing between the hands, to work a central bellows that blows air over reeds, each note being sounded by a button; opening or closing in multiple folds, v. to extend, compress or collapse in folds like those of a concertina.

dial zero is a group of international artists who met while studying at Goldsmiths in London. Since then they have relocated to different cities and countries, forming a scattering of artists who continue to practise in a variety of different disciplines. For this, their third group exhibition, they respond to the configuration of the beer halls at Tou Scene, with their dynamic show concertina. The numerous halls, like the folds of a page or bellows of an accordion offer an opportunity for the artists to work together, disputing, extending and devising ideas. dial zero is delighted to be working with ICORN writer in residence Chenjerai Hove for this show.

Anne Haaland Bland, Charlie Coffey, Liz Gaunt, Merve Kaptan,Sally Kindberg, Emmanuelle de la Lubie, Molly Palmer, Kristyan Robinson,Chenjerai Hove.


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