MEDITATIONS ON THE ANTHROPOCENE
28 January–23 April 2017
(closed 15/16 March)
Preview: Friday 27 January 6-8pm
Panel discussion: Thursday 30th March at 6.30pm
IC-98 artist Patrik Söderlund is joined by curator Taru Elfving and artist Edwina Fitzpatrick in a public discussion chaired by Naomi Siderfin that focuses on art projects that combine the visionary with a practical approach to the omnipresent spectre of environmental change.
This event is free but we invite donations.
Beaconsfield is not a publicly funded organisation and relies on the generosity of its supporters.
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IC-98 are best known for animated film installations, which combine classical drawing and digital effects, often depicting landscapes shaped by interlaced forces of nature and technology, navigation and exploitation, climate and migration.
Meditations on the Anthropocene profiles IC-98’s most recent work, Nekropolis, 2016, Epokhe (The Last Sixth of the Final Hour), 2016 and Abendland (Hours, Years, Aeons), a work commissioned to represent Finland at La Biennale di Venice, 2015. The show includes screenings of earlier works as part of BGV’s FlatScreen Programme in the Ragged Canteen, providing an overview of IC-98’s long-term engagement with the impact of human intervention in the natural world and concepts of global deep memory.
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This exhibition continues an ongoing relationship between Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall and the Finnish artist duo – Patrik Söderlund (b. 1974) and Visa Suonpää (b. 1968) – whose projects combine research, text, drawing and animation. The artists are concurrently developing site-specific, long-duration environmental projects involving landscape and plant life.
Meditations on the Anthropocene provides context for and coincided with IC-98’s commission for Victoria & Albert Museum London (1-7 February 2017). The V&A commission was made in collaboration with textile artist Kustaa Saksi for the festival Collecting Europe that imagined a view of Europe 2000 years from now.
excerpt, Abendland (Hours, Years, Aeons), 2015