Exhibition: RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach

This exhibition runs from Sun, 20th Jun 2021 to Wed, 29th Dec 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

26th Sep 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
27th Sep 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
28th Sep 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
29th Sep 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
30th Sep 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
1st Oct 2021  
(10am - 6pm)
2nd Oct 2021  
(10am - 6pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

In her words, she is proposing the spaces as a sequence of ‘charged ecosystems, maladaptive seasons and unearthed lifeforms’.

She reimagines the galleries as alive, and happening in a parallel time-zone. Mutant creatures, built from technological remains, populate the space.

Described by Phillipson as a ‘pre-post-historic environment’, the work and its title evoke an abundance of sensations and associations that resist coherence. The artist says she is attempting to ‘cultivate strangeness, and its potential to generate ecstatic experience’.

Phillipson’s work often involves collisions of wildly different imagery, materials and media.

Through multiple, unexpected combinations, she conjures absurd and complex systems. Here, salvaged machines, colossal papier-mâché sculptures and hand-painted scenes are layered with digital video and sound. Mountains of salt, bisected aircraft fuel tanks, mobile gas canisters, rotating anchors and shapeshifting roof vents are doused with tinted light. Everything is remixed and redeployed.

Phillipson’s multimedia projects include video, sculpture, installation, music, poetry and digital media. She describes her works as ‘quantum thought experiments’. They often carry an underlying sense of threat – a suggestion that, in the artist’s words, ‘received ideas, images and the systems that underpin them may be on the verge of collapse’.

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Millbank, London,

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