The Red Gate Gallery
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
209a Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8RU.

“Art is a state of encounter” (Nicolas Bourriaud, ‘Relational Aesthetics’). Brief Encounter explores the intensification and acceleration of social exchanges and activities across world-time and space-time. Drawings and video work confront this situation by offering a crucible where heterogeneous forms of sociability are worked out through a dynamic network of forms – before, during and after production. Following the receding perspectives of history and geography, lines are traced in a globalized space that extends to time: history, the last continent to be explored, is traversed like a territory. The work references future events according to a system of cognitive logic, presented as a kind of fake archeological re-enactment – relics whose historical placing remains unclear.