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CLOT Magazine highlights & recommendations: FEBRUARY 2019

Text by CLOT Magazine

WOE FROM WIT by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Synthesis Gallery Berlin, until 3  February 2019

Part of Vorspiel/transmediale/CTM 2019, this is the first VR work by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin in collaboration with Brian O’Doherty, Pablo Dornhege, Guy de Lancey and Shervin Saremi. A Virtual Reality environment that recreates the events of December 19 2017, at the Contemporary Art Museum in Ankara (Turkey): the assassination of Russia’s ambassador in Turkey during the opening of a photography exhibition. More info.

Digital environments in contemporary artRoyal Academy London7  February 2019

Part of the Bill Viola/Michelangelo exhibition: Life, Death, Rebirth, this talk aims to explore what it means to encourage and experience immersion through digital art environments and discover how future technologies have helped shape immersive art. The panel includes Charmian Griffin, Head of Digital at Artangel, and the founders of RANDOM INTERNATIONAL, Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass. More info.

La Fabrique du Vivant, Centre Pompidou Paris, 20  February – 15 April  2019

La Fabrique du Vivant retraces the archaeology of the living and artificial life. This group exhibition offers a prospective presentation of the recent work of some fifty designers (many of them featured previously in CLOT Magazine), in addition to research from scientific laboratories. Organised as part of the third edition of the Mutations / Creations cycle in association with IRCAM. More info.

The body Language, THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space Venice, 21  February – 22 March 2019

THE BODY LANGUAGE is a research about the body, conceived not only as a material, organic system but also as an evolving organism with peculiar sensations, feelings and characteristics in constant connection with other bodies and space. The invited artists will show their idea of the body during the period of Venice Carnival 2019.


Lost Lagoon by Bompas and Parr, Shepherd’s Bush, London, Begining February – early April 2019 

Another exciting adventure for the hands of this beyond-creative duo. With a plot inspired by the world’s most famous buccaneer himself, Lost Lagoon represents a fantastical reinterpretation of the eponymous Captain Henry Morgan’s world. It will require guests to navigate themselves by boat on the world’s largest indoor lagoon to a series of islands inspired by the atolls of the South Pacific – in contrast to rum’s spiritual home in the Caribbean. We are expecting all the flamboyance and exuberance Bompas and Parr have us used to.  More info.

Diagonal Records night, Cafe Oto London, 2 February 2019

Diagonal records take Cafe Oto for a whole night of the most industrious sounds. Label boss Powell joins forces with Russell Haswell for their first-ever live performance/collaboration with visuals by Mathias Gmachl. Expect ear-destroying levels of noise in the most glorious of ways. Viviankrist, NHK and Handy join them. More info.

Diane Arbus: in the beginning, Hayward Gallery London, 13 February – 6 May 2019

This exhibition explores the first seven years of photographer Diane Arbus’ career, from 1956 to 1962. This exhibition is the first solo show of Arbus’ work in the UK for 12 years. Organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, it features more than 100 photographs, most of which are drawn from the Diane Arbus Archive, and have never before been exhibited in Europe. More info.

On our playlist:

The Bug and Roger Robinson – Solitude, Cosmo Rhythmatic 2019

S S S S – Absence, Haunter Records 2019 (info)

Temp-Illusion – Autoelected, Zabte Sote 2019

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