Opening Wednesday 9 July 6.00 – 8.00pm
10 July – 9 August 2014
Almanac is pleased to present, at Legion TV, 484 14th Street, by Nina Wakeford.
As part of ongoing practice-based research into the role of sentimentality in the making of social and political communities, the exhibition features a new film work, which engages with materials encountered during a visit to the Lesbian Archive in Brooklyn, NYC. Complex desires related both to hopes for the future and nostalgia for the past are animated through the use of song, spontaneity and repetition, enacting an intimate encounter with the archive and its personal resonances. Rather than treating the archive with the reverence and objectivity normally expected, Wakeford conjures humour and attachment through a doubled, ‘time-lapsed’ encounter. The environment of the installation requires physical and affective negotiation, and the navigation of interior and exterior spaces.
On 23 July 2014 (7-10pm) the exhibition will host two performative installations: ‘To Make Art, To Take Clothes Off’ by Richard John Jones and Huw Lemmey, and ‘I Just Want to Hug Your Work’ by Lily Keal.
Nina Wakeford is a London-based artist. She teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is currently a D.Phil candidate at Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.
This exhibition forms part of the Immaterial Almanac, a series of collaborative projects and solo exhibitions with emerging artists who have made performance and labour part of their practice in experimental ways.
Centred on the possibilities of resistance stemming from the increasingly flexible, fluid and invisible ways of working and producing, the project engages with immaterial labour’s influence on the way we interact, learn and create value.
A publication for the Immaterial Almanac, designed by Chan-Young Ramert, will be launched at the finissage of the exhibition.