Programme

Standpoint

45 Coronet Street, London, N1 6HD
http://www.standpointlondon.co.uk

Natural Staking

Event

Left: Tamara Van San, Multi Culti 2014 | Right: Jacqui Hallum, The Fall of Zumurrad Shah 2013

Jacqui Hallum casually transcribes sections of a medieval woodcut, greatly enlarged. Dürer’s image ‘Knight and Landsknecht’ (1497) is anachronistically re-cast as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, and it is the duality of these two protagonists as they navigate the world experientially and imaginatively that provides a metaphor for the relationships between the areas of colour information that interrupt, animate and camouflage the illustration fragment. Pigmented stains re-occur in Tamara Van San’s new sculpture, but here they have become 3-dimensional forms that inhabit space rather than ingress the fabric of an object or a surface. “[I want] to make colour stains like they are lying in a hammock. [Then] maybe put them on their side, or build a wall…” Van San’s desire to make solid something as insubstantial as a stain requires a protracted and experimental negotiation with her materials, which must be carefully trained to behave at the edges of their intended function or purpose.

Artists

Jacqui Hallum, Tamara Van San

Curators

Dan Howard-Birt