OPENING THIS THURSDAY 20th NOV from 6.pm 4 days only
An Instant Film Mosaic of North Korean Media.
Photographer Chris Barrett and researcher/writer Gianluca Spezza bring North Korea to Hackney by way of introducing us to the first solo showing of their text & image project ICONS OF RHETORIC .
Icons of Rhetoric offers a different approach to documenting North Korea while merging established media practices with more contemporary ones. Barrett and Spezza introduce us to the often-cited ‘most isolated country in the world’, North Korea in order to explore visual representation and the contextualisation of media images.
By reinterpreting images that already exist in the public domain, the work plays on an aesthetic of authenticity. It objectifies a notion of perception while using instant film as a conduit for exploration into a visual syntax, a syntax that frames an increasingly polarised and digitally dependent world.
“It’s not where you take things from — it’s where you take them to.” ― Jean-Luc Godard