„There looms, within abjection, one of those violent, dark revolts of being, directed against a threat that seems to emanate from an exorbitant outside or inside, ejected beyond the scope of the possible, the tolerable, the thinkable.“ The works in this exhibition interrogate our contemporary technologically mediated experience from the outset of its obscured materially embodied ground. They stage material uncertainty and palpable fragility to break processes of standardisation that spur ideas of increasing abstraction. From a variety of perspectives, the works rupture this new digital abject as vulnerability of life against conceptions of infinite reproducibility! and promises of technological advances exceeding the burdens of the material world. Surpassing and occupying multiple physical and digital spaces, using and disturbing pre-designed languages and infrastructures that shape behaviour, expression, cognition and affect, they create !abjections by occupying and inhabiting the disparity between our sense of limitless electronic connectedness and the enduring constraints of embodiment and physical finitude.
Artists names: Eloise Bonneviot, Emily Jones, Paul Kneale, Yuri Pattison and Andrew Norman Wilson