The Infinite Mix
9 SEP 2016 – 12 NOV 2016
Hayward Gallery pop-up
The Store, 180 The Strand, London, WC2R 1EA
A pop-up exhibition of soulful and audacious audio-visual artworks
The Infinite Mix, a Hayward Gallery pop-up exhibition, took place in 2016 at The Store, a new creative space located at the iconic Brutalist building on The Strand.
The exhibition featured ten audio-visual artworks by leading international artists. In each of the works in this exhibition the interplay between moving image and sound was crucial. Most of the artists had composed, commissioned or remixed soundtracks that related to the visual element of their work in unexpected ways.
Soulful and audacious in their exploration of a wide range of subjects, the work in The Infinite Mix addressed tumultuous histories and cultural tensions in ways that were thought-provoking as well as deeply entertaining. They also pointedly remixed notions of history and fiction, the real and the staged, and the sublime and the everyday.
Drawing on varied genres including documentary filmmaking, music video, experimental film and theatrical performance, these artworks dispensed with straightforward storytelling and unfolded in a manner akin to musical compositions. Together, they expanded the ways in which we experience moving images and sound, and opened up new veins of meaning in art’s potentially ‘infinite mix.’
The Infinite Mix exhibition was presented in association with The Vinyl Factory.
Artists included Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller with Cecilia Bengolea, Stan Douglas, Cyprien Gaillard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Cameron Jamie, Kahlil Joseph, Ugo Rondinone, Rachel Rose and Elizabeth Price.
The Infinite Mix was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. In addition to an introductory essay by Ralph Rugoff, the publication included in-depth discussions of the individual works by a range of authors – including JJ Charlesworth, Lilly Lampe, David Norr and Michael Vass – and interviews with several of the artists.
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