With: Rebecca Birch and Charles Danby
From: 22 March – 11 April 2009
Language under construction
Rebecca Birch and Charles Danby are both interested in the relationship between language and image. Birch investigates through video the language people use to describe their local landscape. For example, using animation over video to trace the hand gestures made while talking. Danby investigates the relationship between objects and language, by making sculptures and drawings that seem to distance themselves from narration and yet relate to it. During their stay in Hoorn Birch and Danby will work from a basis of free exchange, each allowing the other access to their material, similar to the philosophy of open-source popular across the Internet. At HotelMariaKapel the artists will present compositions of audio fragments, projections, drawings and sculptures. They will continue to transform the space throughout the exhibition by adding new works resulting in a layering of content and meaning.
Rebecca Birch (1978) is based in London and went to Goldsmiths and the Slade. Recent research and exhibitions include Great Northern, a journey to the Arctic Circle Birch made in 2008, On Time at the Courtauld Institute, London, in the same year and earlier 36 Day Mountain, a solo show at Galeria Aneks, Poznan (2007) and a residency at the Banff Centre, Canada (2007).
Charles Danby (1976) is also based in Londen equally went to Slade School of Fine Art. Apart from being an artist he is a writer and lectures at Loughborough University, UK. Recent exhibitions include If You Build It They Will Come (2008) in G39, Cardiff, Pyramids (2008) in Galeria Del Cortile, Rome and Despite My Intentions (2006) in Loft, Dublin. Also, Danby is a co-founder of PROJECKT, an international curatorial and publishing body.