juneau/projects/ - The Black Moss

juneau/projects/ test the limits of electronic gadgets. While finding ourselves increasingly reliant and in love with gadgetry, our expectations of an efficient, time-saving future are often dashed. Early works involve consumer objects, such as mobile phones, CD walkmans, computers, televisions and tape machines, distressed and abused by the artists’ in a process leading to their destruction. These wilfully ingenious acts were documented on video and displayed in the galleries, alongside the tattered remains.

For Stalker (2001), juneau/projects/ employed a marksman to hunt down a video camera hidden in a forest. As the video unfolds, the ‘stalker’ comes into view taking aim and firing at the camera, and so the machine records its own demise. In Pastoral Ennui (2001) a set of urban dance and hip hop tracks were performed around a digital campfire with a choir of cub scouts.

Glynn Vivian presents a new Ikon Gallery commission, beneath the floorboards of the forest, empty space forest, empty space (2006), featuring a series of interactive work stations where visitors can engage with a text-based ‘computer game’. A complex fictional narrative, it involves journeys through various landscapes and meetings with a range of visualised characters and creatures.

Exhibition organised by Ikon GalleryThe exhibition is supported by Arts Council England - National Touring Programme and The Henry Moore Foundation. The presentation at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

juneau / projects /
What: The Black Moss (exhibition)
Where: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Alexandra Road, Swansea SA1 5DZ
When: Sat 28 Apr - Sun 22 July 2007, Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm
Associated Events: Preview Fri 4 May 7pm
Further Information: View the juneau / projects / website