RIGHT THROUGH YOU

Miraj Ahmed | Nicolas K Feldmeyer | Richard Wentworth

28 April 2017 – 8 June 2017
Preview 27 April 6.30 pm – 9pm

The Koppel Project Hive, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT

Right Through You explores relationships in architecture, phenomenology and minimal art. Taking into consideration the gallery and building’s constraints and specificities, Miraj Ahmed, Nicolas K Feldmeyer and Richard Wentworth create minimalistic site-specific installations, to challenge the viewer’s experience of this gallery environment, and draw attention to characteristics usually left unnoticed.

The juxtaposition of horizontal and vertical planes creates negative spaces for the viewer to contemplate. These voids highlight elements that are typically hidden. The artists use everyday materials, to make ordinary spaces sublime, filling the emptiness with significance. By distorting the light and layering materials, the depth of the gallery becomes ambiguous.

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ARTIST TALK

Miraj Ahmed, Nicolas K Feldmeyer and Richard Wentworth

The Koppel Project Hive, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT

17 May 2017 from 6pm to 8pm

Miraj Ahmed, Nicolas K Feldmeyer, and Richard Wentworth will discuss the recurring themes considered and developed throughout the exhibition Right Through You.

The three participating artists present their practice, work, and personal vision reflecting on the poetics of interiors, architecture, phenomenology, and minimal ism.

Please join us and feel free to bring guests to this event on Wednesday, 17th March at 6pm at The Koppel Project Hive. 

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception.

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POETRY PERFORMANCE

by Mischa Foster Poole

The Koppel Project Hive, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT

24 May 2017 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Mischa Foster Poole‘s work skirts in and out of the borders of intelligibility and meaning. The performance created for this exhibition will assemble a soundscape in dialogue with Nicholas K Feldmeyer‘s installation, presenting gauzy speech-forms, distorted and layered, semantically winnowed, riddled, or enmeshed.

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DANCE ACT

by Semaphore Ballet Company 

The Koppel Project Hive, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT

3 June 2017 from 4pm to 6pm

Semaphore Ballet Company presents the work Preoccupation focusing on the mind of a pathologically narcissistic individual by exploring the ego’s relationship with the “ego ideal”. The Company invites the audience to contemplate the mental disorder in which the sufferer experiences aggrandised perception of the self.

Inspired by the myth of Narcissus who falls in love with his own reflection, the work portrays the characterisation of the ego and indulgent movement. The choreography is playful and crafted to expose vanity through aesthetic satisfaction. 

Guided by a Student of Psychoanalysis, the work has been created in accordance with psychoanalytic theory, specifically surrounding Freud’s 1914 Paper On Narcissism: An Introduction. The creative process involved the collaboration of Semaphore Ballet Company and dancers from the Royal Academy of Dance alongside artists and musicians allowing the theme to be deeply explored through many art forms.

Performances every 20 minutes. 

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Director: Maisie Alexandra Byers

Managers: Jessica Mulcahy and Annaliese Neubauer

Dancers: Bethany Swales, Hannah McMillan, Laura Radford, Belinda Roy, Natsuki Uemura, Sophie Roger, Charlotte Watts, Hailey Neufeld

Music composed by: ‘Daleh’ – Molly Byers

Make up design: Madeleine Florence Byers

Costume Artists: Gabriel Mansfield

Artist biographies

MIRAJ AHMED

Miraj Ahmed makes work that includes painting, drawing, photography and installation. His selection of specific media is appropriate to several recurring themes that are rooted in his interest in spatiality, perception and experience. Miraj’s paintings depict light and darkness through abstraction and figuration while his photography and installation playfully explores subtle subversions of ordinary objects and space. Paintings themselves become objects and find alternative relationships with space through their hanging and content. His works with photography brings together notions of ‘otherness’ within familiar objects that allude to the body.

NICOLAS K FELDMEYER

Nicolas K Feldmeyer’s work opens a contemplative perspective onto the world. Inspired by archaic monuments, the sublime landscape and abstraction, his practice is primarily concerned with space and light explored in a range of different media, from large installations to videos, from drawings to digital renderings. Between the exactly measurable and the atmospherically inaccessible, Nicolas articulates a silent search for what lies before or beyond words.

RICHARD WENTWORTH

Richard Wentworth is an artist working primarily with sculpture and photography. Since the late 1960s, his work has been concerned with material, language and the ways that humans cope with their environment. Countering the trend towards gigantism in post-war British sculpture, his work has always found aesthetic merit in modest events and things. Wentworth’s repurposing of everyday objects continues the language game of the ready-made, begun by Duchamp, extending and inflecting it with a unique precision and material sensitivity.