Too Much World (Anxiety in a Post Digital World) is an immersive and interactive installation about Anxiety. Join us on May 30 between 5-8pm when we transform one of the rooms at the Cookhouse Gallery into a bedroom for the duration of the show. Various video and sculptural works are staged within this environment, depicting experiences of anxiety from different angles and through different media. The room is also imbued with countless personal items contributed by the featuring artists who have had experiences with anxiety.
The title of the show is inspired by German artist/theorist, Hito Steyerl’s seminal writing, ‘Too Much World: Is the Internet Dead?’. The exhibition continues her exploration of the dark side of technology, portraying the overwhelming world we receive through different screens of technological devices.
Within Steyerl's framework, she lays emphasis on the notion that the world we live in is saturated with digital images that are constantly been edited and filtered via postproduction. Not only these images are overwhelming and anxiety inducing, but also they constantly migrate across screens and merge into our reality.They materialise as consumer goods that we own, altering physical places we occupy; they control who we are and what we want to be, and this does not even begin to scope what technology is capable of.
We have all seen too much world.
This exhibition is a collaboration between Chelsea College of Arts and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Curated by Anni Li, participating artists include Emily Mulenga, Bo Fan, Paul Chisholm, Qiaoer Jin, Rita Castanheira and Thomas Walker depicting anxiety through their personal experiences through different media and angels.The exhibition aims to confront the beholder’s relationship to technology, and draw attention to its relation to anxiety.
“Pigs can get Sunburn”
6th -8th December, 2018 Group Show
Opening Thursday 6th December 5-8pm
Friday & Saturday 11-5pm
The Cook House Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, SW1, London.
Pigs can get sunburn; a random fact found on the bottom of a Snapple lid, a chance encounter, spontaneous negotiation, highly useful and useless unless you are a farmer or have a pig as a pet, random yet a fact nonetheless. A way to bring eleven contemporary artists from Chelsea College of Art together with a diverse range of practices; sculpture, performance, painting, and conceptual works.
Please join the for a Private View on the 6th of December 5 - 8pm for mulled wine and mince pies!
I'm pleased to announce that i have been accepted onto the Fine Art Masters at Chelsea College of Art starting in October 2018. This has been a long term goal for myself to finally afford the space, time and money and shear genius to be accepted on such a prestigious course. I have spent the greater part of my Artistic career living in London but after being rejected by the Royal College of Arts in around 2007, I almost gave up hope of ever being able to progress to such an institution. Now I will gracefully join the ranks of Artist's including David Hockney, Richard Deakon, Patrick Caulfield, Elazabeth Fink, Anthony Caro, Franko B, Anish Kapoor, Helen Chadwick, Rebbeca Warren, Gillian Wearing and of course Dirk Bogard ! Name dropping aside the chance to study and work with a new generation of Artists and my contemporaries next to Tate Britain and further develop and expand my practice to a wider audience will be a life changing and challenging year ! I can't wait !