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Ends Again

Jesse Darling, Cécile B. Evans, Eloise Hawser, Philomene Pirecki
June 28th - July 27th 2014

Eloise Hawser, Medivance; (elastomeric shoes) 2013, production image

Supplement is pleased to present a group exhibition of work by Jesse Darling, Cécile B. Evans, Eloise Hawser and Philomene Pirecki.

The exhibition gathers together a set of artworks to address the position of the body and the self in relation to technology, in particular the potentials and effects of various approaches to capturing and storing them digitally. The artworks deal with the augmentation of the body and memory through technology to highlight the relationships between the user and that technology, examining ideas of reflexivity, support, reproduction and loss.

Eloise Hawser's Sample and Hold, 2013 is a video showing her father standing impassively in various positions whilst being 3D scanned, his form becoming data and being committed to memory digitally. Also displayed are Mediavance, 2014 which are casts made from her father's shoes, produced as a prototype in industrial rubber and standing empty in the gallery. These are both works that suggest the resonance of memory through technology, existing as distance and intimacy simultaneously.

Jesse Darling's work consists of a series of tall metal stands rigged with mains powered lights, cabling and draped with materials commonly used in transportation, construction and logistics. They are independent yet are reliant on their connection to the electrical grid to exist as artworks, their contingent nature straddling the threshold of object and artwork.

The exhibition also contains a series of photographs from the Reflecting series by Philomene Pirecki. These works begin with an initial photograph, in this instance a monochrome photogram, which on the occasion of an exhibition is re-photographed in the artist's studio. The glossy surface of the photograph includes partial reflections of the artist taking the photograph, the surrounding space and the light. During the exhibition the photograph is re-photographed in situ to become the new generation of the work. With each subsequent showing of the work the process is repeated, between gallery and studio, the image unpredictably capturing and accumulating images as each new generation of the work is formed.

AGNES, an artificial intelligence in the form of a bot originally created for the Serpentine Gallery website is present in the exhibition as the installation AGNES (the end is near), which live streams a video to her users. AGNES is experiencing an existential crisis, struggling to come to terms with the possibility, or feasibility of her own death. Alongside the video are a set of new works, hard-drives mounted in acrylic cases that contain a single file each charting a user's interaction with AGNES and stenciled with her sentiments.

Installation view

Jesse Darling, Standing Sculpture (I), 2014, Welded steel, bungee cord, packaging sachets, oxygen, 70 x 210 x 45 cm.
Standing Sculpture (IV), 2014, Welded steel, sheet plastic, braided 3-core, UV tube, A-series light bulb, dimensions variable.

Foreground:
Jesse Darling, Standing Sculpture (III), 2014, welded steel, fluorescent tubes, bungee cord, installation board, electricity, 70 x 210 x 45 cm

Background:
Eloise Hawser, Sample and Hold, 2013, video, 3:00 min, Edition 3

Eloise Hawser, Sample and Hold, 2013, Video, 3:00 min, Edition 3

Eloise Hawser, Hoya, 2013, Glass, fabric, lens, 45 x 40 x 2 cm
Untitled, 2013, Glass, fabric, 35 x 27.5 x 1.2 cm

Eloise Hawser, Untitled, 2013, Glass, fabric, 31 x 21 x 1.5 cm

Cécile B. Evans, AGNES drive 2, (WD MyBook) 2014, Custom acrylic case, hard drive, compressed file, stencilled enamel, On-going series, unique, 25 x 25 x 10 cm

Philomene Pirecki, Image Persistence (Reflecting 1 Generation 4), 2014, C-type print, 70x56cm, On-going Series, Unique

Eloise Hawser, Medivance, 2014, Elastomatic rubber, 10 x 30 cm, Edition of 5

Philomene Pirecki, Reflecting 1 (Generation 1), Photogram, 50.8 x 40.5 cm, On going series, unique

From left to right:
Philomene Pirecki, Reflecting 1 (Studio Generations 1,3,5,7,9 ), Photogram, C-Type Prints, 50.8 x 40.5 cm each, On going series, unique
Reflecting 1 (Generation 10), C-Type Print, 50.8 x 40.5 cm, On going series, unique

Philomene Pirecki, Reflecting 1 (Generation 10), C-Type Print, 50.8 x 40.5 cm, On going series, unique


Cécile B. Evans, AGNES drive 1, (WD MyBook) 2014, Custom acrylic case, hard drive, compressed file, stencilled enamel, On-going series, unique, 25 x 25 x 10 cm
AGNES drive 3, (WD MyBook) 2014, Custom acrylic case, hard drive, compressed file, stencilled enamel, On-going series, unique, 25 x 25 x 10 cm

Cécile B. Evans, AGNES (The end is near), 2013/14, HD video file, custom acrylic cube, programmed raspberry pi, cables, 42" hd monitor, 22:00 min HD, Sound. Edition of 5

Video still: Cécile B. Evans, AGNES (The end is near), 2013/14, As before.

Video still: Cécile B. Evans, AGNES (The end is near), 2013/14, As before.

Video still: Cécile B. Evans, AGNES (The end is near), 2013/14, As before.

Jesse Darling lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include: Not Long Now at LimaZulu, London (2014) and Stockholm Syndrome and Other System Failures, Arcadia Missa, London, UK (2012). Recent Group shows include: It's been four years since 2010, Preteen Gallery @ Arcadia Missa, London, UK; What Thinks Me, Taiga Artspace, St Petersburg; Snow Crash, Banner Repeater, London; Surplus Group Living Exhibition, KM Temporaer, Berlin (all 2014). Other recent and upcoming projects include a commission by DiS Magazine and Brian Droitcour (Darling’s Room and Darling's Room [Karaoke Vape Version]) and a publication for the Whitney 2015 Triennale, curated by Lauren Cornell and Ryan Trecartin. JD completed a BA in sculpture at Central St Martins in 2010 and is a recent graduate of the Slade School of Art.

Cécile B. Evans lives and works between Berlin and London. Recent exhibitions include TTTT, curated by Sarah Williams, at Jerwood Visual Arts; La Voix Humaine curated by Saim Demircan, Kunstverein Munich; Annals of the 29th Century curated by Gareth Bell-Jones, Wysing Arts Centre; How to Eclipse the Light curated by Karen Archey, Wilkinson Gallery, London; Desire at the Bergen Art Museum, Norway. She was recently an artist in resident at the Wysing Arts Centre, UK Recent talks include: Rhizome’s Seven on Seven at the Barbican, UK; ICA Salon UK, and Art Basel Miami Beach Conversations, Florida. She produced AGNES the first ever digital commission for the Serpentine Galleries curated by Ben Vickers. She was the recipient of the Emdash Award, Frieze Art Fair in London (2012). She was also the recipient of the PYA Prize, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013) and is currently shortlisted for this year's Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev.

Eloise Hawser lives and works in London. She studied at Stadelschule, Frankfurt under Tobias Rehberg (2010 – 2012). Recent solo exhibitions include Haus der Braut, VI, VII, Oslo (2013); later in 2014 she will have a solo exhibition at Balice Hertling, Paris and at la salle de bains, Lyon. Recent group shows include: Don't you know who I am, Art after Identity Politics, M HKA Antwerp; Pre pop to Post-human, Hayward Touring, London, UK; Burn These Eyes Captain and Throw Them in the Sea, Rodeo, Istanbul; Here we go, Karsten Schubert, London, UK; A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, ICA Offsite, London; One After One, Vilma Gold, London; Of Love, Pain, and Passioned Revolt, Zero Gallery Milan (all 2013)

Philomene Pirecki lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Image Persistence, Supplement, London; Frame, Fold, Fracture, Green on Red gallery, Dublin, Ireland (both 2013); Interiors, MOT International, Brussels, Belgium (2 person); work in progress, Clockwork Gallery, Berlin, Germany, (both 2012); solo exhibition, Laure Genillard, London (2011). Recent group exhibitions include Foam, Project Number, London; Matter and Memory, Alison Jacques, London; Staging Interruptions (Stream of Life), Southard Reid, London (all 2014); Modern Draperies, South London Gallery, London; Mind Rhymes, Hidde van Seggelen, London; To Scrap a Proportion, Wilfried Lentz Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland; Who Runs May Read, South London Gallery, London; Relatively Absolute, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge (all 2013); Casting Glances in all Directions, Supplement, London; A man is walking down the street [...], Cristina Guerra Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal (both 2012). Pirecki participated in 'The Mirror' residency at Wysing Arts Centre, 2012. She was one of the shortlisted artists for the 2013-15 Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Pirecki has a two person exhibition with Steve Bishop opening on 3rd July at Truth and Consequences, Geneva, Switzerland.


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