Documentation, representation, and the narratives that bind history together are utilised by contemporary culture as routes to comprehend and consume the contemporary paradigm. In our work we take these same routes as phenomena to be explored, appropriated and transformed in combination with established structures of drama and fictionalization. We aim to capture uncertainties of the present and generate an unstable perception of time, using subjective understandings and non-linear narrative as methods to see an event from alternative angles and perspectives. We are not bound to any particular medium, but are drawn instead to finding ways in which documentation can operate beyond representing the past.
Karin Kihlberg (Sweden) and Reuben Henry (UK) have been collaborating since 2004. Recent group exhibitions include Art Futures, Bloomberg Space, Art Summer University, Tate Modern, The 100 Ideas Festival, Hayward Gallery, Please Excuse my Appearance, Ikon Gallery and Cut my Legs Off and Call Me Shorty, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm. They have exhibited in solo exhibitions at Citric Gallery in Italy, Centre des Arts Actuels SKOL in Canada as part of Les Mois de la Photo à Montréal and at Castlefield Gallery in Manchester, UK. Kihlberg and Henry worked as researchers in the fine art department at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands for two years between 2009-10. They are represented by Danielle Arnaud Gallery in London.
Forthcoming events, exhibitions, talks, etc.
Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry
A series of evolving solo exhibitions of new commissions, with a new publication released in April 2011. Produced by VIVID in collaboration with Danielle Arnaud and Artsway:
29 Jul - 21 Aug
Abandon in Place
Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London
17 Sept - 24 Oct
Opening: 17 Sept 6-9
Artist talk: 16 Oct 4pm
Artsway, New Forest, Hampshire
16 April - 12 June 2011
The work Like A Musical has been selected for distribution by FILMFORM, an archive for Swedish art film and video in Stockholm.
The Witching Hour
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Curated by Matthew Collings and Matt Price
11-14 November 2010
Solo Exhibition as 1st Prize winners of the Emergency 4
Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
April 9 - 26 June 2011
7 May - 4 June 2011