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Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Points in Space , 1986 © Photo: Robert Hill for the BBC
Motion
Curated by: Ceci Moss, Tim Steer

270-276 Kingsland Road
London E8 4DG
United Kingdom
May 17th, 2012 - June 23rd, 2012
Opening: May 17th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.seventeengallery.com
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shoreditch, hoxton
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Wed - Sat 11 – 6

DESCRIPTION

The object that exists in motion spans different points, relations and existences but always remains the same thing. Like the digital file, the bootlegged copy, the icon, or Capital, it reproduces, travels and accelerates, constantly negotiating the different supports that enable its movement. As it occupies these different spaces and forms it is always reconstituting itself. It doesn't have an autonomous singular existence; it is only ever activated within the network of nodes and channels of transportation.

Both a distributed process and an independent occurrence, it is like an expanded object ceaselessly circulating, assembling, and dispersing. To stop it would mean to break the whole process, infrastructure or chain that propagates and reproduces it.

The object in motion becomes the simultaneous obfuscation and revelation of the points that sustain it. It's both completely transparent and completely mediated. Transparent because it ignores the different instantiations and embodiments that require it to exist across a material infrastructure and mediated because of its dependency on these multiple parts to exist at all. It flows through networked channels, forgetting any idea of a singular autonomy.