Canal Gallery presents: ‘I apologize for the crudity of this model’
MOLLIE ANNA KING and PATRICK WHITE
Taken from a line in the ‘Back to the Future’ film trilogy, this collaborative show seeks to broadly address the nature of images and imaging technology through the interplay of analogue and digital means. The exhibition itself will exist as a multi-media work, with pieces online, in print and as an interactive installation physically present in the gallery space. Still and moving photographic imagery, as well as more interactive and traditional methods of producing a captured moment, are shown in the exhibition as a sort of mental fabric onto which personal and collective histories are woven, with the installation providing a way of sewing together the themes present in the separate artist’s works.
In the ‘Back to the Future’ film trilogy, the central character uses photographs of himself and his relatives as a way of keeping track of the so called butterfly effect of his future/past actions and how the existence of these people is threatened by his time travelling activities. King and White explore this conundrum in their work, seeking to illustrate the fragility and transient nature of our own existence; a motif that could be taken to be extremely poignant when looked at through the lens of current technology.
King and White both graduated from the Masters programme at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2013, and have both worked on several shows before this collaboration. The show is on from the 7th until the 29th of November and the gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 1 until 6pm. The nearest train station is Haggerston overground, although visitors may wish to walk from Old Street tube (as I did) which only takes around twenty minutes and passes some very nice bars!
7-29 November 2014