CRY OUT the new theatrical production from the Theo Adams Company premiered in Tokyo November 30th 2009. Costumes by Olivia Hegarty and Pipa Greenbank.
all photos c/o www.theoadams.net
14th October – 1st November 2009
Featuring works by:
David Ferrando Giraut
The group exhibition “Triumph of the Will“ emerges from a series of complex questions that begin with Leni Reifenstahl‘s influential 1934 film of the same title. The film was commissioned and funded by Hitler and portrays the euphoric Nazi rise to power. The filming used 90 camera-men who captured over 1 million individuals. It is regarded as a landmark piece of cinema both technically and for its epic renderings of the united body-mass and their messianic leader. Despite Reifenstahl‘s later claims to the contrary, the film exists in collective consciousness as being the “most successful, most purely propagandistic film ever made.“ (Susan Sontag).
How do we understand the aesthetic legacy of this event?
Does any aesthetic embody and bear responsibility for the final solutions of ideology?
In the contexts of both the film and the works in this show, what is the power of the individuals depicted and those implicated as audience?
The Centre of the Universe is a nomadic art space.
“If the World came to an end how would you imagine starting over?
What is the best thing about having less work, less money and
more time? How would you best spend your (Free*) time?
How can we re-orientate ourselves in a changing world? What do we hope for the future? A moment of recession marks a deceleration and slowing down, and an opening up to a time of reflection, reservation, and conservation. In a state of lull is there opportunity forge new values, forms of solidarity, closer familial ties, and healthier modes of consumption? Is there value within a moment of quietude for much needed reflection?”
The End of Something project at Volume, August 2009.
114-116 Amersham Vale, Deptford Police Station, New Cross, London SE14 6LG
He is also completing his MA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College, London.
Come down on May 2nd to The South William with as much of your old clothes as you can carry and swap with others – find some gems.
FREE IN //// BOYS AND GIRLS CLOTHES //// starts 8pm
(Bring down old cushions too if you have any for the seating sculpture)