MOVING MELTING MOUNTAIN
An exhibition of original images captured by Thomas Wing-Evans and Michael Perkins during their research expedition across Iceland, supported by the James Phillips Foundation.
Thursday 27 October to Sunday 30 October 2016
Gallery open from 12noon to 5pm
Private View | Thursday 27 October 6pm to 8pm
South London Art Map Last Fridays | Friday 28 October 6pm to 8pm
Project talk | Saturday 29 October 2pm to 3pm
Across the breadth of our short existence, humankind has forged relationships with ice in the name of adventure, wisdom, conflict and religion. Present-day geology has enabled us to examine these frozen giants, but failed to dislodge our unshakeable awe in knowing the natural and phenomenal moving landscapes that existed long before humankind. Glaciers, defined by being able to move under their own weight, are flowing timelines; a transparent archive of past, present and future territories. Now, more rapidly than ever, they are transforming.
Michael and Thomas undertook a photographic exploration of Iceland to reveal new topographies created by shifting ice. Thematically exploring the remoteness, scale and migration of the glaciers meant the pair adopted a nomadic attitude, sleeping in bivouacs and carrying all supplies and technical equipment on foot.
The resulting exhibition interweaves these two narratives into a dyad at opposing scales; the human and the geological. Using both digital media and print, MOVING, MELTING, MOUNTAIN investigates these separate characters against themes of transformation, migration, and eventually extinction.
Exhibition kindly supported by Yeti Screen Print, Essex / Fotospeed, Corsham / Make Architects, London / James Phillips Foundation