Exhibition at Lewisham Arthouse, 20-25 November 2018
Merav Shinn Ben-Alon, Stefanie Gerstmayr, Byungchan Kim, Rolf-Maria Krückels, Matthias Pabsch, Louisa Stylianidi
syntax error offers a space for experimenting with forms of communication. Through acts of speaking, translating, interpreting, and dialoguing, the artists share an interest in the transformativity of communication and how mistranslation can yield rifts in perception.
When attempting to render the unrenderable into words or images, meaning gets lost in white noise in a process that adds, alters or interprets the message. The abstraction of language and meta-codes attempt to show that which cannot find words.
The exhibition considers communication as a mechanism that is constantly reinventing itself. Given contemporary discussions around the influence of media, cultural appropriation and digital mediation, is it possible to create actual contact with the unknown? Are we still able to deal with doubt and are we patient enough to discover things not easily consumable?
Supported by Goldsmiths Alumni and Friends Fund.