IC-98 Arkhipelagos

4 April – 7 June 2014
Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm

(Closed 7-10 May due to a private event)

Arkhipelagos events:

Friday 4 April, 6.30-8.30pm: Exhibition Preview

Friday 25 April from 6pm: Curators’ Conversation

Friday 30 May, 6-8.30pm: SLAM Friday late opening

Finnish-duo IC-98 return to Beaconsfield on a grand scale with a two-part work in their signature medium – pencil-drawn animation.

Arkhipelagos depicts a world where all geographical reference points have been erased and navigation is subservient to time and weather.

Arkhipelagos (Ebb), 2013, serves as a single screen epilogue to the three channel video installation Arkhipelagos (Navigating the Tides of Time), 2013.

This is IC-98’s second exhibition at Beaconsfield following their UK debut UK in 2012. Visitors to Beaconsfield’s Arch space were enthralled by the highly detailed pencil-drawn animation, A View from the Other Side, which focused on the slow passage of time in relation to an architectural representation of human endeavour. Arkhipelagos builds on the themes of erasure in this work, imagining the end of the Anthropocene period not only as representing closure but a new beginning, incorporating the hope that, in spite of everything, nature will one day prevail.

Established in 1998 and based in Turku, Finland, the group’s original name was Iconoclast, an allusion to the destruction of images and an antagonism towards prevailing values. The group’s members are Visa Suonpää (b. 1968) and Patrik Söderlund (b. 1974), who, through their approach to the virtual, articulate a language of becoming. Click here to visit IC-98’s website.

Arkhipelagos is animated by Markus Lepistö.

IC-98 will represent Finland in the Venice Biennale 2015.

Click here to download a press release for this project

Click here to read Beth Bramich’s review of the exhibition on This is Tomorrow

Click here to read Camilla Nelson’s response to the exhibition on The Learned Pig


Images: all images courtesy the artists
Top: IC-98, Arkhipelagos (Ebb), 2013, animation still
Bottom: IC-98, Arkhipelagos (Navigating the Tides of Time), 2013, animation still