For Instances Unknown and Anew

2011, 174 × 145 cm, digital C-print, mounted on aluminium

For Instances Unknown and Anew
For Instances Unknown and Anew
For Instances Unknown and Anew
Commentary

Photograph of a british athletics starter official, taken with a high speed camera adapted to use the sound of the starting pistol being fired as a trigger to create a freeze-frame of a ‘start’. Printed life-size and hung so the official stands equal to his height.

exhibitions

Eyes On The Prize, 2012, HotelMariaKapel, Hoorn, NL.
Self-Titled, 2011, Annet Gelink Gallery (The Bakery), Amsterdam, NL.

Alex Farrar
Born 1986, Leeds
Lives and works in Amsterdam and London

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☟ 13.9.19 – 12.10.19 [solo exhibition] Fall, slump, drop on a bedside cabinet in water with behavioural residue (painted violet) and collapse, slide, bottom-out beside low on a bookshelf, with sag on a folding table and slip on a bedside —both- in water, before behavioural residue (painted chartreuse), downswing under a broken curtain rail, and dip, crash, flat on a chest of drawers partially in water [solo exhibition], Bloc Projects, Sheffield
⤷ private view 13.9.19
⤷ in conversation on 2.10.19
⤷ press: Our Favourite Places
☞ 27.9.19 – 2.11.19 [solo exhibition] The exhibition will be titled after its installation, SE8 Gallery, London
⤷ private view on 27.9.19
⤷ finissage/book launch on 2.11.19
☞ 9.7.20 - 19.7.20 [exhibition/commission] Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores
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☜ 5.7.19 - 21.7.19 [residency] Walk&Talk, São Miguel, Azores
☜ 1.5.17 – 1.5.19 [award/grant] For two years my work is generously supported by a grant for established artists from the Mondriaan Fund
☜ 15.2.19 – 31.3.19 [solo exhibition] Ecstatic, darkling with lofty, fumble/ Reverie, angst, bumble and grumble/ Lucid, limned with Rubin’s cornice and fifteen-odd semblable stumps, Dürst Britt & Mayhew, The Hague
☜ 5.3.19 – 31.3.19 [group exhibition] Double Negative, @ChaShaMa, NYC, New York, curated by Darling Green
☜︎ 7.2.19 – 10.2.19 [solo presentation] Art Rotterdam w/Dürst Britt & Mayhew, Rotterdam
☜︎ 11.9.18 – 14.3.19 [guest artist-teacher] Fine Art Department, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
☜︎ 25.8.18 – 28.10.18 [residency/duo exhibition] Being as Becoming, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, with Philippine Hoegen, curated by Freek Lomme
☜︎ 10.5.18 – 23.6.18 [group exhibition] British Summer Time, Copperfield, London with Larry Achiampong, Ewa Axelrad, Joe Fletcher Orr, Rowena Harris, Jasleen Kaur, littlewhitehead
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