Re-shift, Re-calibrate
Part Three: Amelia Crouch, Jack Pell, Tabita Rezaire, James Thompson
12—14 Aug 2020

Part One →

10—12 Aug

Samra Mayanja
Touda Bouanani

Part Two →

11—13 Aug

Geoff Clout
Joe Namy
David Steans

Part Three →

12—14 Aug

Amelia Crouch
Jack Pell
Tabita Rezaire
James Thompson

Part Four →

13—15 Aug

Sophie Chapman
& Kerri Jefferis
Rhian Cooke
Karrabing Film Collective

Part Five →

14—16 Aug

Bethan Hughes
Evan Ifekoya
& SJ Rahatoka
Joanne Lee

Part Six →

15—17 Aug

Jenny Handley
Basim Magdy

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The Apocalypse Reading Room:
There’s no audio accompaniment today, instead we’d like to direct you to The Apocalypse Reading Room – an on-site library curated by Ama Josephine Budge: a world of talking stories in the face of environmental and social collapse, a gathering of all the books we might need to change the end of the world …

Each week a different guest reads from a book they select as their apocalypse survival guide.

Visit The Apocalypse Reading Room

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Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody
Amelia Crouch, 2016, UK, 11 min
A group of individuals undergo ‘resilience training,’ performing a series of regimented actions and vocalisations against the backdrop of Coventry’s modernist cityscape. Tomorrow Belongs to Nobody queries the utopian ideals of rationality and progress represented by Coventry’s post world war II architecture but wonders whether, in our increasingly individualised society, there is still something to learn from the collective social ideals embedded in the city’s buildings. (Amelia Crouch)

Amelia Crouch is an artist who works with media including text, moving image, print and installation. Her artwork is underpinned by an interest in the relational and mutable nature of meaning. Outcomes range from simple acts of wordplay – such as semiotically inspired text animations or artists’ books – to more elaborate, performative videos. In the latter she explores bodily or spatial codes of behaviour, such as shaking hands or walking in the landscape. Here the contingencies of meaning and interpretation are used to question self or social identity as constructs which hold different significance at different historical moments or in different contexts.

Middle Heavens Community Farm
Jack Pell, 2020, UK, 17 min
The film Imagines a utopia on an urban farm where industry and nature can co-exist. Made up of 15 still images painted by hand, each scene is explored in great detail. The narrative takes the form of a folktale, yet one that could not be placed anywhere in human history. The characters speak collectively as if of a hive mind, they perform hard labour as well as dance, play and worship. When an environmental crisis strikes, the story explores canonised themes around the weather, the four seasons and climate change. (Jack Pell)

Jack Pell (b. 1994, Beverley, UK) is an artist based in Leeds. He is currently one of The Tetley’s associate artists and has exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 at Liverpool John Moores University and South London Gallery. In 2019 he co-founded the artist-led platform Freehold Projects, who’s members exhibited at Serf, Leeds in February 2020.


Premium Connect
Tabita Rezaire, 2017, French Guyana, 13 min

Premium Connect envisions a study of information and communication technologies (ICT). It explores African divination systems, the fungi underworld, ancestors’ communication, and quantum physics to (re)think our information conduits. Embracing the idea that ICT acts as a mirror for the organic world capable of healing or harming, depending on its usage and users, Premium Connect investigates the cybernetics spaces where the organic, technological, and spiritual worlds connect. How can we use biological and esoteric systems to fuel technological process of information, control, and governance? Overcoming the organism/spirit/device dichotomies, this work explores spiritual connections as communication networks and the possibilities of decolonial technologies.

Contrary to biased, Eurocentric thinking, our information super highway might find its roots in African spirituality. Significant research attributes the birth of computing sciences to African divination systems such as the Ifa system of the Yoruba people of East Africa, which appears to be the origin of binary mathematics, today the functioning principle of computing sciences.

Tabita Rezaire (born 1989, France) is a contemporary artist, “health-tech-political” therapist, and “kemetic” and kundalini yoga teacher.


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Recording Performance I, Parallel Architectures IIIII
James Thompson, 2019, UK, 27 min

Film documenting one of several ‘recording performances’ made using clay to take impression moulds from the re-situated statues on Woodhouse Moor, Leeds. This particular statue of Henry Rowland Marsden was re-located in 1952 from the junction of Merrion Street and Albion Street, where it was deemed a hindrance to increased road traffic.

In the concluding part of performance (not part of this video), the resultant clay moulds were destroyed on the steps of Leeds Town Hall. The work merges and re-imagines previous iterations of the space, the materiality of the artist’s process, lost futures and failed dreams. Clay used in the performance was donated to Leeds art students to be reconstituted as art objects.

Performed with artist Samra Mayanja.

James Thompson’s work deals with the perception of space and its interpretation. Working across physical and digital media using pre-existing spatial situations as the starting point, James records and re-interprets to construct new multi-dimensional experiences of reality.

James graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2012, previous exhibitions include: Expanding Spaces at Marsden Woo Gallery, London and Inflated Space III at Project Space East Street Arts. James’ film screenings include Emergence Defence Exercise Video at Whitechapel Gallery and his residencies include Leeds Art Gallery, Hospitalfield Arts and Cove Park, Scotland.

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