5th – 11th Apr 2014
Kate Pickering, Emily Rosamond, Steve Levon Ounanian---
The Peer Sessions TRIALOGUES residency series gave the opportunity for 3 groups of 3 artists to occupy the ASC Gallery space and create new work resulting in 3 exhibitions.
A catalogue with essays by Tom Trevatt and Charlotte Warne Thomas (click here for pdf) and a series of educational workshops accompanied the project.
Trialogue 01: True Stories from the Event Horizon is a collaboration between artists Kate Pickering, Emily Rosamond, and Steven Levon Ounanian. They went on to form the long-standing collaborative group the School of the Event Horizon.
The School of the Event Horizon may or may not be teetering on the edge of a black hole, depending on your viewpoint. It is situated in a place and time where place and time become unhinged. Pickering, Rosamond and Ounanian attempt to harness the black hole’s propensity to warp and mutate space-time. Performing the rites of a past/future order, they reassemble corrupted facts, retrieve what might have been lost, and set about the tasks of sifting, connecting, destroying and reconstructing information.
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A black hole sucks you in.
A black hole does its damage.
A black hole puts on trousers and a light show.
A black hole wanders the globe, and eats what it can: biscuits, banks and glue guns.
A black hole brings its own horizon.
A black hole is the crown jewel of the gravitons.
A black hole turns a building inside out.
A black hole, a stigmata, a lesion. Undoing the skin of belief and idea.
A black hole opens onto another universe.
A black hole sucks in a plane, transports it from fact to fiction. As it leaves with its prey, it blows a kiss of wormholes, which suck thought into swirls of frantic repetition.
A black hole takes in information, turns encyclopedias into ash. Grilled to its core, the information clings to the ash, bites on the ash, wears the ash like an earring.
A black hole hoovers fact to fiction.
The School of the Event Horizon