- Studio artists
IT IS AS IF
Vong Phaophanit and
Private View: 1st May 2015 | 6-10pm
Exhibition: 2nd May – 26th June
Block is pleased to announce IT IS AS IF, a new video installation work by Vong Phaophanit and Claire Oboussier.Vong Phaophanit was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1993 and the artist duo are best known for their architectural and site specific works that examine themes of identity and dislocation. Fully supported by the Wellcome Trust, IT IS AS IF extends these concerns to explore topographies of memory and deterritorialisation and their confluences with the landscape of the human body.
Featuring a film work from a specially performed operation by Professor Roger Kneebone alongside two new video works, the maze-like installation invites us to become lost within its network of passages and a discoverer of a new sense of place, time and meaning.
Following on from a collaboration with Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard that took place during the exhibition AXON, a solo exhibition by Studio Artist Robert Bell at Block Bell has been working with Hot Chip to develop the installation for their recent single Huarache Lights. A video of the original collaboration is available to see: here. Robert is showing work in the exhibition Aether from 7th April, at the UAL Showroom.
Block 336 is located in an architecturally unique basement space. Please note we are not a rental gallery and for this reason we do not hire the space out for art exhibition purposes. The space measures 388 sq. meters and is divided into 5 areas that are available for hire.
This space is ideal as a location for film and photography, meetings and private events. The space can accommodate up to 300 people. Quotes are based on what is required. Please email the full details of the event and the space your are interested in hiring, including attendance numbers expected and the date and time you would be interested in hiring. Block 336 is fully accessible. For quotes, bookings, a plan of the space or any further information please contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org