Form and Discontent
Julien Bowman, Georgia Carr, Kaspar Kagi, Brooke Sanderson and Justyna Stanczew
Everything is the same except composition and as composition is different and always going to be different everything is not the same.- Gertrude Stein
In this exhibition Julien Bowman, Georgia Carr, Kaspar Kagi, Brooke Sanderson and justyna Stanczew disrupt linear narratives and arrangements of time, form and space. The artist’s individual practices come together through their need to diverge from familiar modes of continuity or cohesion.
We are often condition to experience visual culture through a storyline or narrative. Gertrude Stein embraced the prolonged present and continuous present, suggesting thoughts and ideas can never be finished. ‘Form and Discontent’ encourages audiences to consider the recurring and beginning, rather than the traditional past, present, and future tenses. Discontinuity affords us room for involvement, outside a society that places an over abundance of value upon visual order, procedures and spaces that are uniform, continuous and connected. In the words of Marshall McLuhan ‘Society is progressively alienated from….needful involvement in its subconscious life.’ 1 Bowman, Carr, Kagi, Sanderson and Stanczew allow for discontinuity of space and form to occur within their methodology, thus opening up alternate channels of engagement between artworks and audience. artworks and audience.