July 26 - August 26
Hito’s Forest, "A Thing like You and Me".
101 is pleased to present a solo exhibition by the British/Canadian artist Salli Yule-Tsingas. The work is an ongoing process of linking playful but experimental international exhibitions under the structure of the subtitle, The Unfinished Guard Series. The work engages with the futility of objects and consumerism, it endeavours to give discarded objects loaded with social and historical significance, but excluded from commodity circulation, a temporary but distinctive new life.
An immersive installation of bamboo poles from a school of trapeze artists will transform the space into a new kind of forest, where discarded objects will temporarily mutate in this fantastical labyrinth as newly born Frankensteins. Scottish Encyclopaedias from the 1800’s found on the streets of the Barras in Glasgow, discarded objects, some with the scars of history apparent, photocopies, data files and a memento of ‘Dolly’, the cloned sheep. Through chance, failure and uncanny pairings the exhibition will evolve and change during the festival. The playful shape shifting nature of the exhibition will facilitate the telling of an organic constellation of ridiculous, fantastical and possibly serious stories of things and us.
As Hito Steryel reminds us of Walter Benjamin’s fantasy’s of commodity fetishism; ‘material drives intersecting with affect and desire, by igniting these compressed powerful forces, “to awaken,” as Benjamin says, 'the slumbering collective from the dream-filled sleep of capitalist production' to tap into these forces and let them speak.’1
1. Hito Steyerl, A Thing Like You and Me, e-flux Journal #15
The exhibition space 101 at Henderson Row, Edinburgh ,EH3 5BB is new experimental exhibition space for pop up shows, mini residencies and free thinking.
First floor wheelchair accessible, no toilet.
Gallery opening hours
Opening evening: Thursday 26th July 6-9pm
Thursday - Sunday
Thursdays 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 pm
Sunday: interactive storytelling for children and adults (from 3:00 to 4:00 pm)
Maximum capacity 20 for storytelling,
children must be accompanied by a responsible big child over the age of 18
Please book in advance with Lucy at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for Thursday evenings social sessions with the artist to find out about the evolving
artworks. The back room at 101 will be open for unexpected daily activities and refreshments.
Sunday afternoons will include storytelling for children and adults.
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