Alone Together

15 May - 12 August 2018

Whitechapel Gallery, Galleries 5 & 6, Free Entry

 

Thirty young people from across London form Whitechapel Gallery’s youth forum, Duchamp & Sons. These 15–21 year olds advertised an open call for an artist residency. From some 50 artists, they chose to work with Royal College of Art graduate Seth Pimlott (b.1990 UK). Seth makes experimental films with groups of collaborators, placing a certain faith in the power of the imagination to master one’s own narrative.

 

Over the past four months, Duchamp & Sons have explored the theme of ‘transition and turnings’ with Seth. Borne out of group yoga practice, performance workshops, and work with memory and sensation, the group have produced two films that guide the viewer on a journey through the body, enacting a process of drawing mind and body into alignment and allegiance.

 

Their experiments have inspired two films. The first features a mysterious figure that evolves into breathing, speaking portrait of the group - a body becoming aware of itself. In the second, we see the group themselves in action, taking their own bodies on a journey of self-discovery and expression, with the performance artist Nando Messias. A mumbling chorus of the sounds and rhythms of the body provides the soundtrack for the installation.

 

Alone Together invites the viewer to imagine the body as the dynamic centre of all change, a strange ally on our journey through life, and a resource for a burgeoning artistic practice.

 

Turn on, tune in, dropout.

 

  • Exhibited:

    Whitechapel Gallery, 15 May -12 August 2018

     

  • Credits:

    With special thanks to Nando Messias, performance artist and Head of Movement at Theo Adams Dance Company; Director of Photography Edwin Mingard; yoga instructor Lucy Swan; musician and composer Edgar Smith; Pearl Doughty-White; Roddy Canas and the Royal College of Art, London for the use of facilities.

© seth pimlott, 2016.

Alone Together

15 May - 12 August 2018

Whitechapel Gallery, Galleries 5 & 6, Free Entry

 

Thirty young people from across London form Whitechapel Gallery’s youth forum, Duchamp & Sons. These 15–21 year olds advertised an open call for an artist residency. From some 50 artists, they chose to work with Royal College of Art graduate Seth Pimlott (b.1990 UK). Seth makes experimental films with groups of collaborators, placing a certain faith in the power of the imagination to master one’s own narrative.

 

Over the past four months, Duchamp & Sons have explored the theme of ‘transition and turnings’ with Seth. Borne out of group yoga practice, performance workshops, and work with memory and sensation, the group have produced two films that guide the viewer on a journey through the body, enacting a process of drawing mind and body into alignment and allegiance.

 

Their experiments have inspired two films. The first features a mysterious figure that evolves into breathing, speaking portrait of the group - a body becoming aware of itself. In the second, we see the group themselves in action, taking their own bodies on a journey of self-discovery and expression, with the performance artist Nando Messias. A mumbling chorus of the sounds and rhythms of the body provides the soundtrack for the installation.

 

Alone Together invites the viewer to imagine the body as the dynamic centre of all change, a strange ally on our journey through life, and a resource for a burgeoning artistic practice.

 

Turn on, tune in, dropout.

  • Exhibited:

    Whitechapel Gallery, 15 May -12 August 2018

     

  • Credits:

    With special thanks to Nando Messias, performance artist and Head of Movement at Theo Adams Dance Company; Director of Photography Edwin Mingard; yoga instructor Lucy Swan; musician and composer Edgar Smith; Pearl Doughty-White; Roddy Canas and the Royal College of Art, London for the use of facilities.

Alone Together

15 May - 12 August 2018

Whitechapel Gallery, Galleries 5 & 6, Free Entry

 

Thirty young people from across London form Whitechapel Gallery’s youth forum, Duchamp & Sons. These 15–21 year olds advertised an open call for an artist residency. From some 50 artists, they chose to work with Royal College of Art graduate Seth Pimlott (b.1990 UK). Seth makes experimental films with groups of collaborators, placing a certain faith in the power of the imagination to master one’s own narrative.

 

Over the past four months, Duchamp & Sons have explored the theme of ‘transition and turnings’ with Seth. Borne out of group yoga practice, performance workshops, and work with memory and sensation, the group have produced two films that guide the viewer on a journey through the body, enacting a process of drawing mind and body into alignment and allegiance.

 

Their experiments have inspired two films. The first features a mysterious figure that evolves into breathing, speaking portrait of the group - a body becoming aware of itself. In the second, we see the group themselves in action, taking their own bodies on a journey of self-discovery and expression, with the performance artist Nando Messias. A mumbling chorus of the sounds and rhythms of the body provides the soundtrack for the installation.

 

Alone Together invites the viewer to imagine the body as the dynamic centre of all change, a strange ally on our journey through life, and a resource for a burgeoning artistic practice.

 

Turn on, tune in, dropout.

  • Exhibited:

    Whitechapel Gallery, 15 May -12 August 2018

     

  • Credits:

    With special thanks to Nando Messias, performance artist and Head of Movement at Theo Adams Dance Company; Director of Photography Edwin Mingard; yoga instructor Lucy Swan; musician and composer Edgar Smith; Pearl Doughty-White; Roddy Canas and the Royal College of Art, London for the use of facilities.