Ecstasy, (c)2010 Hitomi Kammai
12 October 2014
RECURSIVE: How the past pushes its way into the present
Dr Angela Fell, Jungian analyst and psychotherapist, presents a discussion on how the past pushes its way into the present, in conjunction with RECURSIVE.
I have been a Psychotherapist, then Jungian Analyst for over thirty years and during that time I have worked with quite a number of artists, some of whom have become well known and some of whom are struggling to become established. I would say that one of the aims of the analytic work is to unlock the blocks to living a creative life and that creativity is a sign of health, perhaps the main one.
The title of this exhibition, Recursive, is an interesting one. I am going to take it to mean ever-recurring patterns: patterns within patterns that repeat infinitely. This image is useful when thinking of our personal issues.
Dr Angela Fell
We hope you will join us for this stimulating discussion. Entry is free to all.
Date: 12 Oct 2014
Time: Starts at 2pm GMT
Venue: No Format Gallery
Address: Second Floor Studios & Arts
Harrington Way (off Warspite Road)
Take the Jubilee Line to North Greenwich station, then buses 161 of 472 from bus stop A. Get off the bus at Warspite Road stop, one stop after Royal Greenwich University Tech College. Walk to the end of Harrington Road, left through the entrance barriers and straight down, the gallery will be on the right.
What a lot of fun this has been! Thanks to Art Pie for coordinating the open call and our sincere thanks to all the artists who entered. Our special thanks to everyone who participated in the online voting. All of the artworks entered for the open call will be displayed within the RECURSIVE exhibition at No Format Gallery, 9 Oct to 2 Nov 2014. We hope you’ll join us for the opening 9 Oct, 6-8pm.
Here are the results:
Mangalyaan Orbiter #2 by Lizy Bending
123.3 by Maddie Wheeler
Everything is a continuation of everything else by Audit Chaos
Horizontal IV by Gemma Cossey
The entries we received were of a very high quality and it was not easy to settle on a single piece for Curator’s Choice. I was particularly delighted by the range of interpretations on ‘Repetition’ we received. I enjoyed the humour in Sintija Vikmane’s Deaf Shakespeare, “The guy doesn’t even have ears anymore, so constant repetition is needed,” and the implied repetition of sight and sound in Julia Russel’s Muse on the Thames series and Dale Wilson’s Two Minutes Fifty One Seconds series. Dale’s precision in working with audio cassette tape to create geometrical pattern and depth is quite amazing. I also was attracted by Planting by Theo Wood and his creation of space and texture in the work. However, ultimately my choice was for Gemma Cossey’s Horizontal IV because of the visual manifestation of her working method and rules which, for me, illustrate the nature of recursion and thus the concept of repetition most related to the exhibition premise. Thanks again to you all!