The artists

Tom Dale playfully alters familiar objects, twisting the practical into the inoperative. In his apparent non-sensical way of approaching the ordinary the viewer is invited to create his own operations in the space remaining. His practice includes video, sculpture and installation. He was artist in residence at Fondazione Pistolleto in Italy and is currently attending the MFA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College. He has exhibited in group shows across Europe and, most recently, has presented his work in The Law of Large Numbers at Cell Projects in London.

Anthony Discenza’s work addresses the subconscious influence of mass media, such as the television and Internet. He is best known for recording hours of television and condensing it into short, looping installations of video art. His work talks about the dichotomy between our logical expectations of what we experience on television and the more emotive realm it comes to occupy. He is based in California and has exhibited widely in both California and New York, most notably in the Whitney Biennial.

Lauren Kirkman produces subtle interventions on site, which call attention to the specificity of building materials. Her intensive serial and repetitive actions reflectively question their own purpose. The cumulative product of her procedures is a slowing down of the experience of the building she is addressing. She received her MFA in Sculpture at Slade School of Fine Arts in 2005. She has exhibited her work in Italy, the United Kingdom and has recently presented a new project in NotLob at Galeria Carmen Perez in London.

Frederick Loomis has developed a character named Edward Matthew Taylor, who is communicating the coming race of Human Computers in the 31st Century. Through his work he addresses the fantastic appeal of a future technology that will drastically change our lives, much as science fiction does. However, his work deviates from science fiction in that it does not mirror our current sociological structures, but rather addresses the need for belief and myth making. He has had several solo shows and has been recently recognized in Yerba Buena Center for the Art’s Bay Area Now 4, an exhibition that showcases emerging talent from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Elysa Lozano’s practice is focused on the idea of the instability of conventional boundaries set up by pragmatic obstacles or exterior agents such as architects, curators, lawyers and space managers. Her conceptual proposals open other spaces within conventionally agreed sets of rules, where they are least expected. She is currently attending the MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and has organized and presented her projects in several locations ranging from San Francisco to Prague and most recently in Hostel at Keith Talent Gallery in London. Elysa is a co-organizer of this project.

Inês Rebelo’s work looks at precise, objective and scrutinized data sources such as trainspotters’ notebooks, constellations, stamp collections, and alien creatures to remind us of our limitations and understand what truly defines their magnetic pull. She is also attending the MFA in Fine Arts at Goldsmiths College. Her work has been exhibited in Portugal and in the UK and has been the subject of several publications. She has most recently written an article for virose, an e-magazine dedicated to art and media technology based in Oporto. Ines is a co-organizer of this project.

Alexander Ugay and Roman Maskalev have worked in collaboration to question how history can simultaneously shape visual memories and be enriched with personal ones. In their film and video projects one finds the nostalgic tension of the use of low-technology in our high-tech saturated present. Based in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, respectively, their work has most notably been exhibited at the 9th Istanbul Biennial and at the 51st Venice Biennial.


Tom Dale, Ball with Wheel
Inês Rebelo, Tum Tum from planet Lum
Lauren Kirkman, History of a floor, carpet version


The Dream of Reason