The Corridor host Sudden Stop and will present new works by Fraser Stewart (1986, UK) and Özgür Demirci (1982, TR). For this exhibition the artists explored the moment of the Sudden Stop. Its not the speed that kills, its the Sudden Stop.
WHAT FLAG TO FLY, Textile, 300cm x 100cm , 2017
What flag to fly, is a flag or banner made from both black and red fabric. The pattern references the tread found on a car tire but its undertones of something more sinister become apparent through the choice of color a shape. It is an attempt to explore misinterpretations through the customs and systems of ideology that have evolved in Western Society.
LIARS UNITED & TIRE RANT, Silkscreen print, 2017, 30cm x 30cm (x16) & 30 x 20 (x16)
Liar United and Tire Rant comes about through the effect of witnessing the rise of populist politicians in the West at the beginning of 2017. During Brexit and the election of Trump, populations witnessed the rise of alternative truth being outrightly embraced by a new form of media politics. Politicians have always lied but the strategies embraced during this period became a daily talking point across the world. The Liars United is a fictional club, that references English Hooligans, who often inadvertently reference political statements in the songs they sing from the stadium seating during football games. Liars United makes references to the right wing iconography, by mocking it through a paradox in the choice of words, Liars and United. The color red and black act to remind us of powerful movements on opposite side of the political spectrum that have, in the end failed and form powerful nightmarish reminders of our past.
LIARS UNITED, Audio Loop, with animated text, 2017, variable size
The Liars United is a fictional club, that references English Hooligans, who often inadvertently reference political statements in the songs they sing from the stadium seating during football games. The lyrics of the song bost, “The Liars United will never be defeated”. Its rhythm is taken from a the 1980’s miners strike songs, replacing “The Liars” with “The Workers”. The audio loop was ordered on online, through assignment website FIVERR. This website serves as a place where one is able to request tasks. The request was to create a crowd of people in a stadium, shouting the required chant. In a sense it is the attempt to reveal the a lie within a lie. The worker, far away has been defeated and now lives from scraps.
SKID LID, (series), ceramics, 40 x 40 x 40 cm (13 x), 2016
Skid lid is a one of a continued series of objects, made in the medium of ceramics. Each form a fiction around the meaning and symbolic nature of everyday objects. Motor bike helmets are a mass produced object but are adapted and used for both keeping a rider safe but also can be used to disguise one’s identity. Like masks they can also present the user’s desired presentation to others. In this case the idea that these helmets can protect a wearer is contrasted to the material it is constructed from, creating the paradox of those around the object having to be weary for the safety of the artwork.