Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Social Structures | Batroun Projects - Lebanon | Mar 2013

Batroun Projects presents:

Social Structures
An event including works by Rehana Zaman and a montage of video material screened by Helene Kazan.
30th March 18.00 – 22.00

Accompanying the event will be a Bar, BBQ and Dj’s (tbc).

Rehana Zaman
Throughout March London based artist Rehana Zaman has been in residence at Batroun Projects and Mansion, Beirut. During her residency Zaman has temporarily relocated her practice that encompasses performance, video and text, to Lebanon. Using the Lebanese context to extend her interest in how narrative abstraction and composition might relate to particular socio-political experiences, for this presentation Zaman will be using the space at Batroun Projects to present an expanded ‘open form’ artist talk.

Zaman’s work was recently presented in a solo exhibition at Studio Voltaire, London. She has also appeared in group shows at The Showroom, Limoncello, the Whitechapel Gallery, The Royal Academy, London and Scaramouche, New York.

Helene Kazan
‘A Domestic Image of Preemption – Film Montage’ by Helene Kazan sets, the ordinary image of the domestic space against a complex framework of preemption. The montage extracts aspects from a series of films to bring together as a whole, a view of the everyday architecture and activities that fill our lives. Showing in juxtaposition the architecture of the home as it transforms through a set of overarching conditions, from a space of shelter to a space of potent threat.

The montage will comprise of inter spliced clips of:
Chantal Akerman’s portrayal of domestic life in ‘Jeanne Dielman 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.’
‘Protect and Survive’ a public information series on Civil Defence produced by the British government during the late 1970s to inform British citizens on how to protect themselves during a nuclear attack.
Kazan’s short films, which use a unique methodology, taking preemptive image production and generating from it stop motion films recreating spaces and events, to include ‘Living the Edge’ 2013.

Helene Kazan is a multidisciplinary artist who has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. Across her practice, she uses research and archival material to generate moving image and mixed media sculptural installations. She is currently completing a Masters at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London.


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