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Another Room

Brad Grievson / Peter Gidal
10th October - 7th November 2015


Another Room brings together new works by Brad Grievson with a film by Peter Gidal from 1973. In addition to this there is a script, Hoarders, that was written alongside the making of the works in the exhibition.

Gidal’s work, Room Film is shown here in its original 16mm format. It’s an intimate portrait of a private room, shot in semi-darkness, perhaps a bedroom. Illuminated only partly by a limited light-source, the room and the personal objects it holds are sought out and viewed in the first person by a voyeuristic hand-held camera, which crawls around in the dark. The camera skims over books, a plant, sheets, sometimes looping back in repeating shots like a double take.

Hoarders, a narrative scattered with autobiographical detail, plays out in a variety of domestic and public rooms: a flat for the disabled, a houseboat, a bird-hide. It weaves together an extended family of characters that each produce and use images in different, often problematic ways. Written in a way that (in part) deliberately obstructs the ease with which the text might be made into a film, it tells a story about the ways in which the characters are made vulnerable to others through their relationship with images.

Shown in the darkened space of the gallery and illuminated by the film projector are four sculptures depicting rooms. Each has as its subject the absence of something – they are empty, but also have a deliberate and careful handmade feeling and attention to detail.
The paintings are made with layered leaves of black casement fabric in a Frankenstein like construction, each layer held together by fabric approximations of tape, as if they are cut-and-pasted collages in a scrap book, constructing small scenes made of viewfinders and windows.

Brad Grievson is an artist based in London and represented by Vi, Vii in Oslo. Hoarders is his
second work of fiction. Recent solo exhibitions include To The Editor, Dear Sir at Vi, Vii, Oslo, Brad Grievson, Carl Kostyal, Stockholm, The Text, The Image and The Gun, Tenpm, Copenhagen and Like A Virgin at Vi, Vii, Oslo.

Peter Gidal is a renowned filmmaker, writer and theorist. Gidal studied theatre, psychology and literature at Brandeis University, Massachussets, 1964-68, and the University of Munich from 1966-7. He studied at the Royal College of Art from 1968-71 where he went on to teach Advanced Film Studies until 1984. He was an active member of the London Film-makers' Co- operative from 1969. His films have been screened nationally and internationally, including the Tate Gallery, the Hayward Gallery. He is the recipient of the Prix de la Recherche, Toulon 1974.

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Brad Grievson, Chamber 1, 2015 Black casement fabric on canvas 40.7 x 51 cm

Installation View

Installation View

Installation View

Installation View

Installation View

Peter Gidal, Room Film, 1973 16mm film 52 mins colour

Still: Peter Gidal, Room Film, 1973 16mm film 52 mins colour

Still: Peter Gidal, Room Film, 1973 16mm film 52 mins colour

Installation View

Brad Grievson, Empty Room (Loft), 2015 Foamcore, wood, gouache, acrylic, tape and glue sculpture on custom table 41 x 41 x 43.5 cm

Brad Grievson, Empty Room (Mansion), 2015 Foamcore, wood, gouache, acrylic, tape and glue sculpture on custom table 40.1 x 40.1 x 30.4 cm

Brad Grievson, Empty Room (Studio), 2015 Foamcore, wood, gouache, acrylic, tape and glue sculpture on custom table 52 x 42 x 24 cm

Brad Grievson, Empty Room (Squirt), 2015 Foamcore, wood, gouache, acrylic, tape and glue sculpture on custom table 37 x 42 x 36.5 cm