Knox / Rose / Takala
30 Oct 2012 - 1 Dec 2012
Tuesday –Saturday 11am-5pm
Transmission Gallery, ground floor
Transmission presents works by Una Knox, Pilvi Takala and Sarah Rose.
The exhibition will include work with elements of film, print and audio. The works have been drawn together more by an attraction to individual practices rather than a defined articulation of interrelating themes. However, relationships and non-relationships between the distinct works and practices provide textures for exploration and interrogation. The works play off of each other, involving the viewer in gestural, abstract and embodied processes that negotiate our proximity to and the interrelationships of subjectivities, communities, and histories.
Una Knox’s video 4 ½ feet to the left, behind me presents the scene of a man walking through the interiors of a museum archive describing the experiences of a brain condition that results in him suffering from continual feelings of déjà vu and seizure. The experience of his job as an image archivist is juxtaposed with descriptions of the spatial and temporal feelings of his condition, held out as lingering and concrete within the film.
In her work Players Pilvi Takala follows a small community of online poker players residing in a hotel in Bangkok, who organise themselves around the logic of the game that they make a living from. The element of chance becomes predictable when put in a continuous series of losses and wins, enabling an equal division of chores through card pulling and other simple zero sum games.
Sarah Rose new video work explores a divergent picture puzzle set from within an abstract domestic setting. The video's central motif the Ideal game Mouse Trap is expanded to create a set of proposals for the alternative experience of physical laws. The camera wanders between language, sculptural and digital media, in the form of capture and escape enjoying a technologically determined, psychologically experimental and detached reality.
Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Una Knox lives in London, UK where she completed an MFA at Goldsmiths College in 2010. Knox’s work has been exhibited in the Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Den Haag; Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge; Cell Projects, London; Or Gallery, Vancouver; Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Postmasters Gallery, NYC; Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles and was recently profiled in Art Monthly (09/2012) by Martin Herbert.
Sarah Rose (b.1985, London) is an artist based in Scotland and New Zealand. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art MFA in 2012. Exhbitions include Buccleuch Projects, Glasgow; Flip Projectspace, Toronto; Artissima, Turin; Artspace, Auckland in conjunction with Formcontent, London. She recently completed a residency at the Banff Centre with Sonya Lacey and in December they will undertake a residency at Art Space Seoul_ Geumcheon.
Pilvi Takala was born 1981 in Helsinki, graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2006 (MFA), was artist-inresidence at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam 2009-2010 and won the Dutch Prix de Rome 2011. Her solo exhibitions include Site Gallery, Sheffield; Künstlerhaus Bremen; Kunsthalle Erfurt, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Turku Art Museum; Kunsthalle Lissabon; Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb; Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes. Her work has been shown in group shows in New Museum, New York; 53rd October Salon, Belgrade; TRACK, S.M.A.K., Ghent; The LUMA Foundation, Arles, France; EVA International, Limerick City, Ireland; Kunsthalle Basel; De Hallen Haarlem; Wiels, Brussels; 4th Moscow Biennial; Witte de With, Rotterdam; CAC, Vilnius; 4th Bucharest Biennial; Eskilstuna Art Museum, Sweden; 5th Berlin Biennial; 9th Istanbul Biennial; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul and Kunsthalle Helsinki.