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BL CK B X: Morgan Quaintance
Hysteresis

Wed 15 May - Sat 22 Jun 2019 / Wed-Sat, 12pm-5pm

LUX, Waterlow Park Centre
Free

LUX is proud to present the first London solo exhibition of artist and writer Morgan Quaintance. With the same perspicacity and attention that characterises his essays and critical writing, Quaintance has produced a trilogy of short films under the title Hysteresis.

Collaging archival material newly shot 16mm film and standard definition video, the work makes an impassioned plea for progressive thought and action, unifying ostensibly disparate subjects in order to consider how the recent past impacts on, or is occluded from, the conditions of Britain’s artistic and socio-cultural present.

The trilogy consists of Another Decade (2018), a film foregrounding the distance between academic art world debates of the 1990s and the dynamic vitality of cultural and political life outside institutions in the UK’s capital; Anne, Richard and Paul (2018), a portrait of the experimental music of Bow Gamelan Ensemble, an artist group who made music from the matter of pre-gentrified East London, commissioned by Live Art Development Agency (LADA); and Early Years (2019), an account of one woman’s first generation diasporic experience in Britain newly commissioned by KARST, Plymouth.

The exhibition will be accompanied by reading material selected by Morgan Quaintance for the LUX library.

Early Years (2019)
16mm and Standard Definition Video.

Another Decade (2018)
Standard Definition Video and 16mm.

Anne, Richard and Paul (2018)
Standard Definition Video and 16mm.

Related Events:

All events will take place at LUX Waterlow Park Centre.

Saturday 18 May / 5.30pm – 8pm
Show Opening + Morgan Quaintance In Conversation 

Wednesday 22 May / 9-10.30am
Breakfast Opening
Join us for a special viewing of the exhibition with the artist. Tea, coffee and pastries will be provided. All welcome drop in anytime between 9am – 10.30 am.

Friday 14 June / 6-9pm
Masterclass: Performing Theory
A masterclass delivered in partnership with CHASE as part of a series presenting a wide variety of approaches to the artistic production of ideas in audio-visual form.

Thursday 20 June / 7pm-9pm
Batakhalou Dakar (Letter from Dakar) UK Premiere + Q&A with Morgan Quaintance & Amanprit Sandhu

Early Years (Morgan Quaintance, 2019)

About the Artist

Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer. His moving-image work has been shown recently at LIMA, Amsterdam, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Jerwood Space, London, the 14th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, London Film Festival 2018, November Film Festival, the Palace International Film Festival, and Videonalle.17.