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Black Sun Horizon

18 May - 2 Jun 2013

Cory Archangel / Dick Jewell / Bill Leslie / Samuel Williams

“…on the horizon of the modern world dawns the black sun of boredom”

Henri Lefebvre, Critique of Everyday Life: Volume 2, 1961

Boredom can be defined as the inability of the imagination to synthesise the past and the future into the present, leaving the individual momentarily dislocated from the normal rhythms of life. Black Sun Horizon brings together a group of artists whose work hints at the roots and nature of this particularly modern condition, exploring the aesthetics and mechanics of our interactions and how the endless continuum of technological progress has done little to alleviate its symptoms.

This exhibition was accompanied by a screening double bill of Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse and Mary Harron’s adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho.