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Karen Cunningham
Deploying Culture
Exhibition Opening

24th March 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Karen Cunningham, Substance of We Feeling (analysand) (2013), exhibited in the solo show ‘Plasma’ at Walden Affairs Gallery, The Hague. Courtesy of Karen Cunningham

Please join us for the opening of Karen Cunningham’s solo exhibition from 2-4.30pm on Saturday 24 March 2018.

Exhibition: Thurs 29 March – Sat 5 May 2018 (open Thurs-Sat, 10am-3pm, or by appointment)

CAMPLE LINE is pleased to present a new solo exhibition by Karen Cunningham in spring 2018. Cunningham will install two new works made in-situ specifically for our upstairs space. Both works will comprise specific selections and combinations of familiar materials including wire, rope, plastic and glass.

A floor-based work will re-present materials that Cunningham has ‘interrupted’ from various recycling processes: brightly-coloured plastics that have been re-ground for new uses or reprocessed for injection moulding; glass recycled from discarded TVs and monitor screens; and ocean shells and coral. A second new work, suspended from the ceiling trusses, will incorporate insulated electrical wires, CAT5E cables, jute and rope, making subtle references to the region’s history as part of the 19th century efforts to lay submarine telegraphic cable.

In our screening space, we will show Cunningham’s most recent film Movable Type: Under Erasure (2016, 13mins 30 sec) at scheduled times. The film will screen during the exhibition opening and then between 12.30 and 2.30 on 7 April, 28 April and 5 May.

Movable Type: Under Erasure was filmed largely on location at Writing-on-Stone, Canada and features an original monologue written and read by the eminent theorist and cultural critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

Karen Cunningham is based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her practice incorporates moving image, sculpture and photography. She studied photography at Edinburgh College of Art and received her MFA from Glasgow School of Art. Her film and video works have been shown throughout the UK and Europe, including Tramway, Glasgow; Collective, Edinburgh; Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria, The Showroom, London, and Malmö Konsthall, Sweden.


24th March 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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