TTTT is a new exhibition opening next week at the Jerwood Space (14 May – 22 June 2014) featuring new and reconfigured works by Johann Arens, Nicholas Brooks, Benedict Drew, Cécile B. Evans, Oliver Laric, Nicole Morrisand Heather Phillipson. Curator Sarah Williams has conceived of the exhibition as an exploration into the new materiality of screen-based culture where our day-to-day experience of being online influences our perception of and our interactions within the physical world around us. In this sense of a newfound reflexivity between our on and offline selves, Williams observes how this shift is reflected in language;
“Where the acronym TTTT refers to the phrase ‘These Things Take Time’, an internet search engine further reveals other associated meanings – ‘Too Tired To Type’ ‘Too Tired To Talk’ and so on. These slippages subtly hint at rapid developments within our language which are influenced by the internet, and to our own experience of ‘things’ and ‘time’ which are also changing in the current technological, economic and political environment.”
All of the artists have a strong online presence already so, before the exhibition opens next Wednesday 14 May when I will begin blogging about the show, I thought I’d point in the direction of a few of these links:
Agnes is an online bot who you can visit on the Serpentine’s website.
‘Heads Will Roll’ was the title of Drew’s recent solo show at Matt’s Gallery, London.
‘Transit of the Megaliths(excerpt)‘ (2013) shown recently at Rotterdam Film Festival 2014.
The latest in Laric’s series of Versions (2012) videos.
Documentation of Arens’ recent moving image and installation-based projects
Documentation of Morris’ recent performance and installation-based projects