THERE WAS A COUNTRY WHERE THEY WERE ALL THIEVES
Group Exhibition & Events –
There Was A Country Where They Were All Thieves
Artists: Gary Colclough, Jasper Coppes & Stijn Verhoeff, Fieldclub, Gauri Gill, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Helen Mirra, Abigail Reynolds, Edward ClydesdaleThomson
Curated by Natasha Ginwala
Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam
4 May – 7 June, 2012
What might it mean to be overexposed to a land? Such that one is like a glacial striation on bedrock- a pattern of selfness and crystal.
The countryside is as much an imagined terrain as it is an assemblage of components: rock, crops, air, people and histories. Hence, the look and shape of land is a production of labour, industry and capital as much as it is a factor of wind speeds and sedimentary formations.
This exhibition is an accumulation of fictions that are registrations of/from place, taking the form of immersive dispatches, field notes and temporal mediations.