The fates at play
27 September - 18 October 2011
DEATH BE KIND is excited to present HEXEN 2.0 by London based artist
Suzanne is a pioneer in digital and new
making work using video, the Internet, interactive technologies,
photography, drawing and watercolour. Past work has visioned a 'brave
world', merging the virtual and the real, fact and fiction, engaging
eccentric narratives and unconventional bodies of research to reveal
structures that bind power, identity and knowledge.
HEXEN 2.0 draws on diverse historical and contemporary information from
philosophy, the counterculture, science and science fiction, cybernetics,
government and military systems as a means of understanding the world
inhabit. A Tarot Deck forms the major part of HEXEN 2.0, offering the
possibility to symbolically challenge and reconfigure these frameworks.
reimagining casts shadows of doubt on what is or could be, and creates
space for reflection and construction of hypothetical future narratives.
This solo exhibition by influential artist Suzanne Treister is
significant marker for DEATH BE KIND, and seen through the lens of occult
belief systems her work represents an exciting and imaginative reading
In the office space, Naomi Eller's clay sculptural works titled The
fates at play deal with destiny through stories and representations
from classical antiquity like that of Le Parcae or The Fates the
Goddesses of fate who personified our inevitable destiny. Nona, Decima
and Morta each spun, mesured and cut the metaphorical thread of life.
Naomi describes her work;
The ongoing dialogue that we have and the weight of our existence as
mortals. Signs and symbols that hold representations to help us seek
clarification. Birds since antiquity have often symbolised ephemeral
beings, but I see them as reflections of ourselves and our own mortality
in nature and our yearnings for a greater trust in the inevitable abstraction
that is life, the fates: Le Parcae hold this in their hands.
the opening Gala and Elvira will offer Tarot Card readings to
interested individuals in The Alderman bar downstairs.
Suzanne Treister has been funded by Arts Council of England