Opening February 11: it took forever getting ready to exist: UIQ (the unmaking-of) Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni at The Showroom ~ March 7: Visual conversation: Sci-fi futures and the production of subjectivities Nina Power, The Otolith Collective, Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni
The Otolith Collective and The Showroom invite you to it took forever getting ready to exist: UIQ (the unmaking-of), by filmmakers and artists Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni. The soundwork A Love of UIQ: the unmaking-of will premiere at 7.00pm
Exhibition opens: Wednesday 11 February, 6.30-9.00pm
Exhibition continues: 12 February–28 March 2015, Wednesday–Saturday, 12-6pm at
The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ
it took forever getting ready to exist: UIQ (the unmaking-of) marks the culmination of Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni’s project around Félix Guattari’s unmade sci-fi film Un Amour d’UIQ (A Love of UIQ).
Following on from the 2014 screening of the artists’ own film In Search of UIQ – which charts key moments in the development of Guattari’s project – Thomson and Maglioni have conceived an environment inspired by one of the central dilemmas of UIQ: how to give shape to a bodiless entity that has no spatial or temporal limits.
Working with the paradoxical conditions of the unmade as something both already and not yet present, the artists seek to' produce' Guattari's film through a collective experience of envisioning without filming a single scene.
The exhibition centres on A Love of UIQ: the unmaking-of, a spatialised, polyphonic soundwork containing edited fragments from a number of 'seeances' that took place in different cities in which the participants become receivers and transmitters of UIQ (the Infra-Quark Universe), contaminating each other in turn with their own visions and ideas of Guattari’s film and of UIQ’s possible manifestations, both within and beyond its limits.
A Love of UIQ: the unmaking-of will be accompanied by a quantum archive of documents, photos and videos – spanning themes of Autonomia, free radio, the schizo-analytical and sci-fi – as well as other works that Thomson and Maglioni have produced around the unmade film. More
Infra-quark events at The Showroom:
Performance by eRikm: ElectroA
20 February 2015, 7.00–9.00pm
£8, £4 concession, booking essential. Please bring proof of purchase and concessionary status (if applicable) with you.
A live performance with 2 CD turntables + mixing console + electronics + 12 CDRs.
Electronic and synthesised sound, anecdotal and instrumental.
eRikm is a French musician and composer who treats sound like a living organism, constantly in flux, open to accident. He is most well known for his work with turntables and his improvisation with musicians and composers ranging from Luc Ferrari and Fennesz to Christian Marclay, Otomo Yoshihide and Jerome Noetinger. www.eRikm.com
Visual conversation: Sci-fi futures and the production of subjectivities
Nina Power, The Otolith Collective, Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni
7 March 2015, 3.00–6.00pm
Free, but booking essential. Please bring proof of registration with you.
Nina Power, Kodwo Eshun, Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni engage in a visual conversation on the role that science-fiction can play in subverting and expanding our affective and political horizons, splicing their reflections with examples from their own image repertoires.