CONTINUUM: PHOTOGRAPHY, SPACE AND TIME
12 Mar - 17 Apr 2011

Gabriel Benaim - Adam J Brown - Judit Hettema - Stergios Karavatos - Nedim Kufi - John Maclean - Travis Shaffer - Pancho Westendarp

Intervention Gallery is delighted to launch its 2011 season with the photography group show Continuum, curated by Kerim Aytac and Jeff Vanderpool.

Continuum is a response to the challenge of showing work within a distinctive historic space such as Intervention Gallery: a disused chapel in the heart of a cemetery. The building is Grade 1 listed, so no work can be hung from the walls. As exhibited photographers themselves, the curators are also familiar with the inherent problem of trying to communicate the meaning of a photographic project in a gallery context. For many photographers, the ideal way to present a project is in book form. The curators sought a way of meeting these combined challenges while also producing a show that engages with the concept of space. The selected artists deal with this subject through a variety of approaches, whether conceptual, documentary or narrative.

The resulting exhibition involves the coordination of a group of slide-shows - both analogue and digital - of differing scales, positions and durations. The slide-show format synthesises the experience of seeing photography both in print and on walls; it encourages a committed and sustained engagement on the part of the viewer, complementing the work rather than hindering it. Visitors can travel through projects at their own pace and along their own route, as they too become participants in the time-based nature of the exhibition. All the while, the sound of the analogue slide projectors provides a nostalgic soundtrack to the still - yet constantly moving - images on the walls.

This project is one of the new Emerge ‘Arts Activists Commissions’, supported by Arts Council England, Brent Council and The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Arts Grants Scheme in partnership with Artquest. Slides produced by Isis Professional Photographic Lab.

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 Nedim Kufi     
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 Adam J Brown     
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 Travis Shaffer     
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 Travis Shaffer     
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 Travis Shaffer     
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 Pancho Westendarp     
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 Pancho Westendarp     
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 Pancho Westendarp     
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 Stergios Karavatos     
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 Stergios Karavatos     
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 Judit Hettema     
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 Judit Hettema     
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 Gabriel Benaim     
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 Gabriel Benaim     
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 Gabriel Benaim     
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 John Maclean     
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 John Maclean     
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 John Maclean