Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know

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Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know

Chris Alton

Preview: Friday 6 March, 6–9pm
Exhibition Open: 7 March – 10 April 2020 (Tue – Fri, 12–6pm)


The NewBridge Project : Gateshead


Throughout the Fragment of Infinity That We Have Come to Know uses science fiction as a license to imagine alternative notions of value and approaches to exchange. The project takes an anthropological tone, imagining various alien species and their divergent conceptions of money, value, debt, and memory. These categories frequently become blurred, as maps birth offspring, money rots, and discarded memories re-emerge as currency.

In 2019 Chris Alton was invited to undertake a commission with The NewBridge Project regarding the ‘solidarity economy’. The solidarity economy is defined by the shared pursuit of the following values: commitment to equal decision-making, active opposition to all forms oppression, ecological sustainability, acting in solidarity, fostering a variety of approaches, and system change. Chris has led workshops with The Comfrey Project and ReCoCo – two organisations engaged with the solidarity economy – regarding alternative forms of exchange, climate change, and speculative fiction.

Chris Alton was a participant in Syllabus III, an alternative, peer-led, learning programme (2017-18). Exhibitions & commissions include; Link & Shift, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2019); Survey, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art; Bluecoat, Liverpool; g39, Cardiff (all 2019), Jerwood Space, London (2018); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery (2018-19) & Liverpool John Moore University, Liverpool Biennial (2018); The Billboard, Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff (2018); Adam Speaks, The National Trust, Croome, Worcestershire (2017); You’re Surrounded by Me, Turf Projects, Croydon (2017); Under the Shade I Flourish, xero, kline & coma, London (2016); and Outdancing Formations, Edith-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg (2015).

Location: The NewBridge Project : Gateshead | 232-240 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AQ
Open: Tuesday – Friday, 12-6pm

The Newbridge Project