Reuben Henry and Karin Kihlberg
Exhibition runs 7 September – 13 October 2012
Open Monday – Saturday 12 – 6pm
Preview evening 6 September from 6pm
Winners of the 2012 Moving Image Commission, Karin Kihlberg and Reuben Henry’s film The Order of Things is part natural history, part science fiction…
The film tells the story of the Bupa Great North Run from the perspective of the physical course itself, its architecture, structures and materials. Turning anthropological study on its head, The Order of Things explores the man-made surroundings of the world’s largest half-marathon, drawing on influences as diverse as natural history films to government guidelines on the aesthetics of road-building.
The work is a continuation of Kihlberg and Henry’s ongoing interest in the built environment. The Order of Things uses the conceit of a science fiction narrator to create an homage to the architecture, engineering and industrial design that forms both the course of the Great North Run and the backdrop to our daily lives.
During 09-10 Kihlberg and Henry worked as researchers in the Fine Art Department at the Jan van Eyck Academy, NL, and were artists in residence at The Institute of Beyond at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge in Autumn 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (as winners of the Emergency 4 exhibition), Galleri Box, Gothenburg, Artsway, New Forest, and Danielle Arnaud, London. Recent group shows include The Starry Rubrick Set at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge and Impersonations, Fundació Miró, Palma, Mallorca. They have recently published a book, Apeirophobia, featuring their work with writings by Emma Cocker, Brian Dillon and Mladen Dolar, and published by Vivid. Kihlberg and Henry are represented by Danielle Arnaud.
Part of Bupa Great North Run Culture. Supported by Arts Council England.