Exhibition Talk: Sabel Gavaldon: On the Relative Size of Things in the Universe

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

11 February 2015

Wednesday 11 February
7.00 – 7.45pm

Curator and writer Sabel Gavaldon leads a talk on Portuguese artists João Maria Gusmaõ + Pedro Paiva’s exhibition, Papagaio.

The exhibition comprises twenty-seven 16mm films and two camera obscuras in an immersive installation, taking viewers on an imaginative journey into science, philosophy and religion. Each film examines a particular subject, a treatise on material, animal or human behaviour. Shot with a high-speed camera and projected in slow motion, the films reveal ordinarily imperceptible detail with ghostly effect. With an emphasis on materiality and aesthetic immediacy, Gusmão + Paiva’s work draws attention to the paradoxes in the appearance of reality and probes at the nature of truth, perception and the objectivity of vision.

Gavaldon curated M/Other Tongue at Tenderpixel which is on view untill 28 February 2015. 

Full price: £4
Friend and Concession: £3

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The exhibition and talk spaces are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have any additional access requirements.


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