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For the Sake of the Image - Jerwood Space

Interval by Suki Chan

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION curated by Suki Chan and entitled For the Sake of the Image will be on display at the Jerwood Space from March 3 to April 1, 2010.

For the Sake of the Image investigates the reciprocal relationship between moving image and sound, considering sound not merely as an accompaniment to the moving image but exploring how the force of one multiplies the power of the other.

The exhibition features the works of emerging artists Asnat Austerlitz, Richard Bevan, Juan Fontanive, Paul O’Kane, Mark Raidpere and Dan Walwin, as well as exhibition curator Suki Chan, who said:

“The use of sound defines space. It constructs places and narratives that are not necessarily seen. Combined with moving images, sound initiates a particular kind of encounter between the audience and the artwork. From the use of emotive sounds that assist to transport the viewer to a personal space, to incidental sounds which grounds the experience, sound exposes the physicality of the medium or the framework in which the artwork is presented.”

The exhibition is an enquiry into the relationship between image and sound and includes artists chosen for their personal and diverse approach to the subject. For the Sake of the Image features a broad range of work, including some previously unseen. These range from works created in conventional ways with simultaneously recorded footage and soundtracks, to those where the sound is composed and added retrospectively.

These will be shown alongside more unconventional approaches to the definition of moving image work; works which play with pure image, silence, incidental sounds and kinetic movement.

For the Sake of the Image is Suki Chan’s first exhibition as a curator. Her recent solo shows include Sleep Walk Sleep Talk and Interval II. She has been included in several group shows in the UK, including Repetition and Sequence at the Jerwood Space in 2006. Most recently, she was selected as one of six young British artists by Charles Saatchi to take part in the BBC’s School of Saatchi.

Exhibition Events

On March 8, from 6pm to 8pm, Suki Chan will be in conversation with exhibiting artists Asnat Austerlitz, Richard Bevan, Juan Fontanive, Paul O’Kane and Dan Walwin.

On March 22, between 6pm and 8pm, there will be a round table discussion and a film screening.

Events are free but must be booked in advance.

Admission: Free.

Times: Monday to Friday – 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday – 10am to 3pm.

Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London, SE1 0LN.