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Cosmographia

8 Andrews Road
Unit 25a Regent Studios
London E8 4QN
United Kingdom
January 23rd, 2010 - January 23rd, 2010
Opening: January 23rd, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.transitiongallery.co.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
shoreditch, hoxton
EMAIL:  
transition@huntergather.com
PHONE:  
+44 020 7254 4202
OPEN HOURS:  
Friday - Sunday / 12-6pm while shows are on
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

23 Jan – 21 Feb 2010
Private View: Fri 22 January 2010 6-9pm

Gallery open Fri – Sun 12 -6pm

Steve Richards and Rachel Cattle’s latest film Cosmographia, takes its title from a 16th century encyclopaedic record of the known and imagined worlds by the cartographer Sebastian Munster.

Richards and Cattle’s Cosmographia is a journey through a maze of repeated and abstracted patterns and shapes exploring ideas of eternal recurrence and the hermetic/esoteric principle ‘as above, so below'. The film has a hand built and drawn aesthetic, an operatic soundtrack and uses motifs that occur throughout Kubrick’s The Shining. Other eclectic influences come from the likes of Buckminster Fuller, P.D. Ouspensky and the films of Kenneth Anger.

Zoe Mendelson has written a text to accompany the show. It is available from the gallery and will be on the Transition website at the end of the show.

 

A publication, Cosmographia, is the first of Transition’s new Tranzine series. It is available in an edition of 100, price £3 from Transition