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Let us, by a flight of imagination, suppose that Rome is not a human habitation but a physical entity…an entity, that is to say, in which nothing that has once come into existence will have passed away and all the earlier phases of development continue to exist alongside the last one…
The exhibiting artists probe contrasting impressions of a continuous present. Nothing has ever ended. Everything is information and is absorbed into spatial time. Everything is perceived at once. This flood of information begins to clog and choke the dimensions. Memory in all its forms rushes forward in a chaotic stream of data and meanings, and mingles with the immediate present.
Taking cues from the competitive subculture of case-modding high-spec PCs, KITTY CLARK presents an installation of custom engraved acrylic works, alongside an immersive virtual reality environment, reflecting upon the plausibility and desire for technological salvation.
Daniel Swan is a London-based visual artist and filmmaker. Working primarily in video, his work uses a mixture of digital collage, 3D animation, 2D visual effects and found footage. He has had work shown at Tate Britain, ICA, Barbican and Channel 4. Recent shows include, The Games (solo) @ Berger Gray (2015), Late at Tate @ Tate Britain, London (2014), Pleasure Centre (duo with Hannah Perry) @ Two Queens, Leicester (2013), E-Vapor-8, 319 Scholes, New York (2012), The New Psychedelica, Mu Gallery, Eindhoven (2011) and LuckyPDF TV @ Frieze Art Fair, London (2011).
Ruth Angel Edwards received a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and currently lives and works in London. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally at institutions including Tate Modern, London; Human Resources, LA; Royal Standard, Liverpool; Arcadia Missa, London; Auto Italia South East, London; MEYOHAS Gallery, New York and Plymouth Arts Centre.
Jala Wahid (b. 1988) is an artist based in London. Recent exhibitions include Basic Instinct, Seventeen; Safe, HOME; and CONDO, The Sunday Painter. She is also co-founder of SALT. magazine.