Rebecca Birch and Alicja Dobrucka
White Screen, Rebecca Birch
The Agency is pleased to present White Screen, a solo exhibition of media and performance artist Rebecca Birch. Within an installation featuring film pieces and live interventions Rebecca Birch will trace the evident and contingent aspects of her practice. The exhibition will premier the film piece Great Northern, which was shot during 24hour darkness in the arctic circle in Canada in 2009.
During the exhibition the artist will make a number of fieldtrips carrying the film Great Northern whilst driving in a northerly direction for a day and screening the work at the point of arrival. This action will be witnessed and responded to by an invited guest each time, the interaction taking a different form each time. One of the guests, the writer/curator Francesco Pedraglio, will compose a text to mark his experience.
Dystans, Alicja Dobrucka
The Agency is pleased to present a solo project by the young Polish artist Alicja Dobrucka. She is the Winner of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography at the University of the Arts London 2010. She is presenting an evolving series of recent and new photographic
works shot in Poland.
Directing existing light sources to heighten drama is an approach Dobrucka uses effectively in her landscape photographs. They are experienced subjectively through the lens of the photographer. Landscape here is a place on the edge of a city, devoid of people but not untouched, where in darkness wheelie bins are set on fire, the very setting where a precarious life may be lived.