U:L:O: Part II 2016 | O: Jupiter Woods
that a body knows regardless
July 14 – July 31, 2016
Opening Reception June 14, 6-9pm
Like a dance that a body knows regardless of anything, some things can never be taken away; they are learned, held deep and permanent, housed forever in muscle memory.
Born as a response to the architectural configurations of the courtyard of Interstate Projects, in that a body knows regardless Jupiter Woods (London/ Vienna) presents works by three artists: Corinna Helenelund, Lydia Ourahmane and Harry Sanderson. The collation of these artworks loosely follows the narrative of the Trojan Horse. Put bluntly, the walled courtyard acts as the fortress, whilst the artworks act both as the characters - the horse, the people lodged inside or moving through - and as frames through which a process of encasement is performed or implemented: both the carrier and the carried. At this current, hyper-politicized and paradoxical moment, the discussion of enclosure is omnipresent and the world more globalised than ever before. Amongst this, the works in that a body knows regardless simultaneously address ideas of embeddedness and transition, confinement and fluctuation. Here, a reflection is offered upon the imminent presence of borders, and the movement of people, materials, and images passing through both heavily regulated, contested territories and everyday sites, which become ever more militarized. Highlighting or exploiting the gaps in the proposed seamless systems of regulation, a potential is sought for transcendence or resistance.
Corinna Helenelund (b. 1985) is a Finnish-Swedish sculptor living and working in the Finnish countryside. She has an MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Next to her artistic practice she does laboratory sculpture workshops and lately has been working in the direction of scenographic hybrid installations. Her work has been supported by the The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, and currently by the Kone Foundation.
Lydia Ourahmane (b. 1992) is an artist living and working between London, UK and Oran, Algeria. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2014, receiving the Nicholas and Andrei Tooth Travelling Award. In 2014, she was selected as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries and through this exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial and the ICA, London. Recent exhibitions include Natural Instincts, Espace Arlaud, Lausanne; WAR II, Mostyn Gallery, Wales; Art Dubai Projects, UAE; Répétition, Villa Empain, Brussels.
Harry Sanderson (b.1987) is a London based artist working mainly in digital, video and installation. His main focus is the labour embedded languages of visual cultures. Sanderson graduated from Central Saint Martins school of Art and Design (London) in 2013, received the Nearnow fellowship, Nottingham, 2014 and is currently in residence at Somerset House, London. Recent exhibitions include Solid State; Sunlight at Levy|Delval, Brussels, Exponential Anything at The Photography Museum, Berlin and Searching for Devices at Basis, Frankfurt.
Jupiter Woods (London/ Vienna) houses an exhibition space, residency programme and is a shared research and studio facility.