Live Art & Film
Courtesy Juliette Blightman
Courtesy Juliette Blightman
Juliette Blightman: Portraits and Repetition
WED 26 AUG, 7PM, £5/£3 CONC, CLORE STUDIO, BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Portraits & Repetition, is a new film by Berlin-based artist Juliette Blightman commissioned by the South London Gallery, presented as a continuous online screening for one year on a purpose built online screening platform. The year-long online screening will be punctuated by a selection of live events throughout 2015/2016, launching at the SLG with the screening of Blightman's recent films 2012, (2014) and Time and Death (some say sex) (2015).
Portraits & Repetition will unfold over the year as a continuous film inspired by Blightman’s life, the things she sees, the places she visits, with contributions from friends and people she encounters along the way. Each output will be a personal and direct reaction to Blightman’s surroundings, taking the shape of drawings, paintings, photographs, correspondence, weather, silence and film. Much like a screening in a gallery or cinema, only one fragment will be viewable at any given time with a new manifestation replacing the last, meaning that over time the website will be constantly changing, removing control from the user in knowing what has come prior. Each presented item, be it an audio clip, image or film will hold its own duration, a malleable portion of time that can stretch from a couple of seconds to days or weeks at a time.
Booking is essential. Book here or call 020 7703 6120.
The film Portraits and Repetition will launch later this summer on a dedicated website. Sign-up to the SLG newsletter or follow us on Twitter @SLG_updates to be kept up-to-date on Blightman’s project.
Supported by The Elephant Trust.
Juliette Blightman (b. 1980 in London, United Kingdom) lives and works in Berlin. Her latest solo exhibitions include Distant Intimacies, Pied-à-terre, San Francisco (2015), Eden Eden Eden, Karma International, LA (2105), Come Inside, Bitte, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin (2015), Gerry Bibby/Juliette Blightman, Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014), A Year With No Head, International Project Space, Birmingham (2011), Paradise Lost, Dirk Bell/Juliette Blightman, Kunstverein Arnsberg (2010), The Day Grew Dark, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart (2010), The Day Grew Darker Still, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2010), The Chips Are Down, Whitechapel Project Space, London (2007). Her works and performances have also been shown in the following exhibition spaces: Cubitt, London, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Artist’s Space, New York, Centre Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-Les-Eaux, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Tramway, Glasgow, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, amongst others.