Justin Brown 010010100111010101110011011101000110100101101110
Ross Chisholm 01010010011011110111001101110011
Thomas Crane 010101000110100001101111011011010110000101110011
Andy Jackson 01000001011011100110010001111001
Robert Orchardson 010100100110111101100010011001010111001001110100
Tom Walker 010101000110111101101101
The artists brought together for Escalate Entropy shared a studio in Deptford whilst studying at Goldsmiths College London, between 2004 and 2007. The studio building has since been demolished to make way for new ‘luxury’ apartments. The following paragraph is a story, which re-imagines the current land occupiers in a parallel universe:
At 01000001 housing showroom. 1, 0 and Temp1 sit at the desks of their temporary contemporary office. Temp1 sifts over the digital windows of his morning tasks and hovers upon the updates and social status of friends. A Youtube clip opens unexpectedly upon Temp1’s current page: an animation portraying two cut-out childlike figures embroiled in ambiguous violence, repeated in 3 second sequence. Cut and pasted beyond these figures is a backdrop of planes, mirroring the canal and railway overpass viewed from 01000001’s windows. Amidst the sudden chaos a lethargic daydream kicks in: Temp1 stares past his YouTube encounter, beyond into another 2 dimensional plane: the seemingly flat ceiling tiles suddenly display a holographic resemblance, growing third facets into a sculptural pastel world. Below, the carpet tiles skew, Temp1’s digital screen flickers as a result of the sudden disruption. The emulsion cracks at the dry ceiling edge whilst down below, at the wall/floor junction, paint liquidises once again, gradually filling in the canals left between the carpet tiles. The light from Temp1’s computer display is gradually fading into a monochromatic blank: a screen-sized pixel, dimming like a dying star…
Escalate Entropy is not an exhibition about the similarities of work in a curated group but rather a collection of artists whose relationship is a studio that no longer exists: a ghost space (0). The exhibition at Angus Hughes (1) is a temporary material re-collection of artists from this ghost space. In Escalate Entropy:
·The ghost space is recreated through interior and architectural features of the studio.
·Artwork from 2004-2007 is re-presented, re-examined or re-contextualised.
·New artwork is exhibited in this re-collection context: an artwork can be contextualised in a historical sense.
The works exhibited here do so between a recollected workplace and a gallery space, in a sense they exist before you, between a 0 and a 1.