Video still: Mathieu Kleybe Abonnenc, An Italian Film (Africa Addio), 2012. Commissioned by Pavilion.
Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, An Italian Film (Africa Addio) at AV Festival
1 March - 24 April 2013
An Italian Film (Africa Addio), produced by Pavilion in 2012, confronts the contemporary and historic exploitation of copper in the Katanga region of Congo, a region repeatedly ravaged since its colonisation by the Belgian King Leopold II in the nineteenth century. Belgian entrepreneurs looted small copper crosses historically used as currency, and shipped them to Europe for industrial use. Abonnenc has re-enacted this historical process by subjecting several copper crosses to a process of recasting at a foundry in Yorkshire.
The work is part of a group exhibition, curated by AV Festival and presented at mima. The exhibition focuses on the raw material of metal as an agent of global power and financial control. Read More
Symposium: Collecting Geographies
15 - 17 March 2014
Pavilion Director, Gill Park, will present on Mathieu Kleybe Abonnenc's 2012 commission An Italian Film (Africa Addio), as part of Collecting Geographies, a three-day symposium that aims to explore new inquiries into the relationships between art institutions, globalisation and postcolonial discourse. The symposium takes place at The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Read More
Film Still: Melvin Moti, The Eightfold Dot, 2013. Commissioned by Pavilion.
Melvin Moti, Hyperspace at CAC Vilnius and Kunstverien Harburger Bahnhof
Melvin Moti’s 35mm film offers viewers the chance to contemplate the fourth dimension: a geometrical space beyond human experience. A transcendental fantasy from the turn of last century, the idea of the fourth dimension preoccupied writers, artists, theosophists and mathematicians. Moti’s 24-minute silent film is a narrative – about a dot, line, square, cube and hypercube – that moves from the symmetrical atomic structure of crystals to the outer most edges of our universe. From shadows to solids, The Eightfold Dot seeks a visual language with which to render obscure phenomena perceptible as a projected moving image.
Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius: 31 January - 16 March 2014
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof: 12 January - 31 March 2014
Hyperspace was produced by Pavilion, CAC Vilnius and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof as part of Retreating Ahead: Curatorial and Artistic Speculations, a two year project supported by the European Culture Programme.
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In 2013 Pavilion's programme is generously supported by: Arts Council England, Austrian Cultural Fund, CAC Vilnius, Elephant Trust, EU Culture Programme, Humber Learning Consortium, Hyde Park Picture House, Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Leeds City Council, Leeds Inspired, Market Share, Mondriaan Fund, Recon, Rushbond Plc, University of Leeds