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Beaconsfield's holistic vision is to provide a critical space for creative enquiry. Founded to occupy a niche between the institution, the commercial and the 'alternative' the charity maintains a unique venue which has provided a laboratory and presentation space for artists since 1995.
Set up in the former Lambeth Ragged School by artists with a track record for organising grass-roots events, Beaconsfield commissions, and is commissioned, nationally and internationally and has a history of innovative collaboration with other organisations and individuals, on and off-site.
The annual programme typically includes a range of exhibitions, an evening membership club and interventions in public space.
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Material Conjectures | Asymmetrical Cinema: INTERVAL
Asymmetrical Cinema draws from the debates surrounding the real in art and presents a material philosophy that challenges the systemic nature of image consumption. Can we understand this new artwork as an abstraction?
The INTERVAL is an intervention between the exhibition's two Acts, marking the closure of Asymmetrical Cinema: Act 1 and the opening of Act 2. This discursive event will celebrate the exhibition and launch a publication by Material Conjectures:
18:00 – final screening of Sanity Assassin (2010) by Amanda Beech and Elephant (1989) by Alan Clarke
18:40 – publication launch
19:00 – opening screening of Solar Elephant (2013) and Black Plastic (2013) by Material Conjectures
20:00 – a question for Material Conjectures.
Material Conjectures is the co-authored project of artist Dale Holmes and curator Kirsten Cooke and Asymmetrical Cinema their new exhibition, on show at Beaconsfield until 8 June (Wednesday – Saturday, 11am-5pm).
This event forms part of the South London Art Map LAST Fridays late openings. Find full listings and plan your itinerary at: http://www.southlondonartmap.com/
Asymmetrical Cinema: Act 1 and Act 2
Material Conjectures with Amanda Beech and Alan Clarke. Two architectonic structures obstruct a symmetrical arch space. A choreographed programme of video works is projected onto the sculptures' acute and obtuse surfaces. Act 1 is punctuated by shots from Alan Clarke's Elephant and the capitalized dialogue of Amanda Beech's Sanity Assassin. Act 2 engages with these works and culminates in a silent series of 111 bullet points, signaling Material Conjectures' Solar Elephant and Black Plastic.