Simon Martin: UR Feeling - Camden Arts Centre
AN EXHIBITION entitled Simon Martin: UR Feeling will be on display at Camden Arts Centre from September 28 to December 2, 2012.
British artist Simon Martin’s new exhibition investigates the state between knowing and sensing, particularly in relation to the built environment.
He has set up a platform to discuss this idea, bringing into the gallery works by artists and designers including Richard Artschwager, Stephen Shore and Ettore Sottsass.
UR Feeling is research for a new film which Martin is developing, and will be punctuated by discussions, performances and film screenings to further elucidate his ideas.
The exhibition looks at how the combination of architectural form with attention to the history of a site can bring about a particular affect on the viewer, and reflects on the complexity of impression, appearance and effect when encountering something unfamiliar.
Working with video and sculpture, Martin records his findings by questioning ideas of value associated to historical objects and artefacts. To date his film works have included Carlton, 2006, a filmic meditation on the Carlton cabinet, a piece of furniture designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1981.
More recently, Louis Ghost Chair, reflects upon the classic design of the Louis XV armchair, its enduring cachet and significance and considers the object’s contemporary afterlife in the form of Philippe Starck’s tribute/update ‘Louis Ghost Chair’.
Times: Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 6pm, Wednesdays late: 10am – 9pm. Closed Mondays.
Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London, NW3 6DG
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7472 5500
Also at Camden Arts Centre: Eric Bainbridge: Steel Sculptures.