A Conspiracy of Clippings – Alex Dipple
Opening reception: 10th March 2011 6.00 – 9.00 pm
Exhibition dates: 11th March 2011 – 3rd April 2011
Thur – Sun 12.00 – 6.00pm or by appointment
Closing event: 1st April 2011 7.00 – 10.00 pm
Informal artists talk and discussion evening with a short film screening.
Alex Dipple is captivated by the transitory architecture of newspapers and periodicals. Punctuation, and visual tools such as ‘
These works are durational and iterative. Collected over months and years each dot, box or line is as specific as the text from which it was lifted. The tiny fragments establish physical relationships with obscure documents and newsprint ephemera. Fleeting design anomalies that evolve over periods of time, often to disappear abruptly, focus and impose restraints on Dipple’s practice.
For this new installation and her debut solo show in London, Dipple will show a new body of work and create two new installations glued directly onto the gallery wall and destroyed at the end of the show. Dipple will construct a unique line of dashes and hyphens and a new piece, some 3 years in
‘The wall of rules will reference the precession of stars in a North African night sky. Gaps and links suggest distance, starlight and movement.’
These works reference Islamic art. Its’ search for the transcendental through mathematics and pattern making. It explores a longing to intensify experience and an understanding that the storm of media data is corrupted by the fragility of the materials used and the physical presence of the artist in every cut and placement. The laborious and robotic process also references Albert Camus’ existential idea of ‘rebellious repetition’ whereby action creates conscious immersion in repetition to subvert the recurrence and absurdity of daily life.
To accompany the exhibition, A conspiracy of clippings, Alex has created an artists edition of ‘All the dots 3. The Freedom of Information Act 2000’. ‘All the dots 3’ uses this iconic document as a
Dots and Full Stops 1 2007