Museum of Rhythm – Short Film / Interview

The Museum of Rhythm: A Constellation of Anomaly

The Museum of Rhythm: A Constellation of Anomaly The Greek terminology for a water clock, clepsydra literally means: “to steal water” or “water thief.” As the earliest time-keeping devices, water clocks in different parts of the world assumed contrasting forms yet measured time-flow with a perpetually leaking vessel. Be it an earthen bowl or the … Continue reading

In Conversation with Grant Watson

Natasha Ginwala: Let us begin by discussing your most recent exhibition: Social Fabric at Iniva, (London). How did this interest in textile history arise? Is it more than coincidence that the location of Iniva in East London was an epicenter of garment factories, textile markets and weavers’ riots in the 18th century?  Grant Watson: The concern … Continue reading

There Was A Country Where They Were All Thieves

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 … Continue reading

Shapes of the Unspeakable

Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things Curated by Kathrin Rhomberg BAK – Basis voor Actuele Kunst 5 February – 29 April 2012                                   A few weeks prior to the unveiling of the exhibition, Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Fluiten in het Donker – A project by de Appel Curatorial Programme 2010/11

You whistle – and ask, am I alone in here? A whistle emanates from the gut, proceeding to circulate beyond the body, as an absent presence that is felt rather than seen. Whistling in the dark — a nonchalant gesture set within an anxious environment; to summon your courage in the face of projected danger. … Continue reading