The Code Keeper : Livia Garcia [PAST]

Opening : 25 July 2021 Sunday 3pm – 6pm (by email invitation only)

Exhibition :

30 July Friday 3pm – 7pm [Updates : Steve Beresford will now be performing at 6 and 6:45pm)

31 July Saturday 2pm – 6pm

1 August Sunday 2pm – 6pm

Project DivFuse is proud to present our first event which will also mark the official opening of the space to the public.

The Code Keeper is an exhibition that showcases the latest drawings and motion graphic scores by Livia Garcia. Inspired by Cornelius Cardew’s graphic scores and her own experience in engineering draughtsmanship, Garcia has developed a series of line drawings which has subsequently been turned into digital motion videos. The artist is naming her drawings The Silent Improviser to suggest the fact that the way she juxtaposes the lines, symbols, letters and numbers is a form of improvisation. Her drawings connect with the subconscious and seem to be encoded with meanings that can only be unlocked and deciphered by the Code Keeper. Most of the graphic scores that are shown in this exhibition were created during the lockdowns.

Echo Chamber : Ilia Rogatchevski & Laura Rogatchevskaia [PAST]

Opening : 20 August Friday 5pm – 8pm (RSVP by emailing divfuse@gmail.com before 20 August)

Exhibition :

21 August Saturday & 22 August Sunday 2pm – 6pm

27 August Friday 3pm – 7pm

28 August Saturday & 29 August Sunday 2pm – 6pm

Echo Chamber is a multichannel sound installation that explores the notions of routine and domesticity in times of pandemic. Composed from field recordings created during lockdown walkabouts and the performance of humdrum activities, the work interrogates the role that repetition plays in our everyday lives.

The sound pieces are accompanied by a series of drawings. These works were created in parallel to the recordings and act as a visual anchor to the sound installation. Made with basic materials such as children’s crayons, the drawings depict, in part, portraits of the couple’s daughter, and aim to evoke a sense of the familial by employing everyday pictorial language.

Echo Chamber is the first exhibition in the Intro : spect series under Project DivFuse, where selected artists are invited to showcase their media-based work on site as a checkpoint of their long term artistic development.

When We Used to Go Somewhere_Variants : Liz Helman [PAST]

Exhibition :

4 September Saturday 2pm – 6pm

5 September Sunday 2pm – 6pm

When We Used To Go Somewhere_Variants  – A Short Film By Liz Helman

Running Time 8.20

Made in the UK during the first stages of lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic, the film explores dislocation alongside the longing to go somewhere; a freedom that was restricted for most of 2020.

The video is accompanied by a new soundtrack that appears as Invisible Future on the artist’s forthcoming album, The Yearning, released on the Flaming Pines label.

A Lick and a Promise : Marisol Malatesta & Tom Richards [UPCOMING]

Meet The Artists Discussion :

8 October Friday 7-8pm. Admission : £3. Please email divfuse@gmail.com for bank transfer details. 10 seats only.

Screening :

7-8 October Thursday & Friday 3-7pm

9-10 October Saturday & Sunday 2-6pm

A 16 mm film by Marisol Malatesta and Tom Richards, 2015. Running time : 8 minutes

Macao (New Centre of the arts, culture and research), a squad based in an old slaughterhouse from early XX’s building in Milan, became the frame for the recording of the film A Lick and a Promise. Macao’s decadent, almost ghostly atmosphere also contains a great deal of grandiose monumental architecture and design, which set an ideal structure for the film. Thus, the space became a place for constant play.

The idea of the film is conceived in a discussion around the structures and nonsensical relations involved in Malatesta’s art works. Through simple forms derived from modernist abstraction and design, the artist builds figurative images that construct playful but also enigmatic characters.

In the film Malatesta’s ‘paintings’ become the characters.

Simple actions in the film are all shot to a tempo (click track) which then coordinates with a rhythmic and repetitive soundtrack by Richards, encompassing both Foley and score intermingled. Richards has a long held interest in the ritual music of shamanic trance, and the obvious parallels with 20th century minimal music as well as dance music and rave culture. These influences are reflected in his musical output of the film, which creates a dark ritualistic atmosphere with a hint of humor.