22 May 2009

Eliza Tan curates 7.9 Cubic Metres

creative [SIN]ergy member Eliza Tan curates 7.9 Cubic Metres, a free-standing structure within Stanley Picker Gallery, London. 7.9 Cubic Metres operates as an autonomous gallery within the public gallery. A project initiated by the artist James Carrigan. Through the development of a series of 12 exhibitions throughout 2009-10, the gallery and its archive will be returned to the artist as a fully-formed artwork, in and of itself.

Private View: May 27th 6.30 - 8.30pm

7.9 Cubic Metres - The Turning runs from May 27 - June 17 2009
Fri 12pm - 6pm, Sat 12pm - 4pm, Mon - Thurs by appointment (02084174074)
Stanley Picker Gallery
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture
Kingston University, Knights Park
Kingston upon Thames
, KT1 2QJ

7.9 Cubic Metres explores the gallery as a culturally charged and symbolically loaded site. It queries the process whereby cultural material acquires a given object status when it is validated, received and con sumed within a white cube. The shifting roles which artists, curators, institutions and their audiences play in defining the nature, positioning and value of art within and beyond the gallery walls, as well as practices of collaborative cultural production further come under scrutiny.

Matthew MacKisack’s work examines the ideological and subjective conditions under which the meaning and experience of objects or situations arise from the productive imagination. MacKisack’s presentations take the form of various media. He combines field recordings with sculptural or symbolic objects, video installations and performative writing. His piece for 7.9 Cubic Metres, The Turning (2008), investigates the ‘sacrimental nature’ of the white cube in relation to cinematic and religious experience.