Arcadia Missa Gallery, South East London, is pleased to announce its inaugural show Sleep Faster, which will coincide with The South London Art Mapʼs launch of their Last Fridays, on the 25th of February 2011.
Sleep Faster will explore the divide between what is perceived as reality, and what is described as virtual.
For Sleep Faster LuckyPDF will present a specially produced collection of highlights from LuckyPDFʼs TV projects. Shown alongside will be recent video collages by Warren Garland.
Viewing the two video works together allows the viewer to recognise and place themselves within questions of their own production, cultural translation and relationships to nostalgia, informational bewilderment and contemporary communication.
Warren Garland appropriates video from cinema, re-hashing and re-mixing narrative into optical illusion that delves into the bewilderingly dense world of memory and re-mediation found on platforms such as youtube and other user-generated Internet media sites.
LuckyPDF, in contrast, use a visual language that is self-consciously ʻlo-fiʼ and ad-hoc. Working collaboratively, and here with methods of mass communication, they re-purpose and parody visual culture, temporality and multi-user authorship.
Delving further into the spread of culture into an immaterial and unstable virtual environment, Arcadia Missa will invite the show's artists to submit an object sourced from 'reality.' The objects will be positioned between the videos in the bleed between the material and immaterial in an attempt to form an idea that rather than a physical transposition or loss of reality taking place the digital experience is more an experience of the shift in conceptual focus.
Experiencing recognisable, but uncanny, cultural forms creates a situation where the divide between abstractions and existing scenarios breakdown and open up for conversation.
Sleep Faster runs from 26/02/11 - 13/03/11, Private View on 25/02/11.