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SPIKE ISLAND

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
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Tues-Sun 12-5 During Exhibitions

Bristol Temple Meads / Bus 506 to Cumberland Road

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CHRISTOPHER KULENDRAN THOMAS : NEW EELAM: BRISTOL
Jan 19 - Mar 24, 2019
New Eelam is a real estate technology company founded by artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas in order to develop a global housing subscription based on collective co-ownership rather than individually owned private property. Initiated as a long-term artwork in the form of a startup, the venture has brought together an interdisciplinary team of specialists across the fields of technology, art, real estate, finance and architecture to explore how a more liquid form of citizenship could be constructed beyond national boundaries.

SRIWHANA SPONG IDA-IDA
Apr 6 - Jun 16, 2019
Private view Fri Apr 5 6pm - 9pm
Spike Island presents Sriwhana Spong’s largest exhibition to date outside of her native New Zealand. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures based on the traditional Balinese gamelan and a new film, shot in and around the artist’s ancestral home in Bali, Indonesia.
Her new film, titled The painter-tailor (2019), constructs a family portrait from 16mm film and HD video footage collected by the artist, her relatives, and the family dog. The hook to which the film repeatedly returns is an untitled painting by Spong’s grandfather, I Gusti Made Rundu (1918–1993), which hangs in the ancestral home in Sanur, Bali. This painting, the intimate surroundings of the family compound, and her father’s memories weave a net in which fragments relating to the effects of colonisation, invasion, and tourism on image-making in Bali gather.
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Click to enlargePAUL SIMON RICHARDS QUASI-MONTE CARLO
Apr 6 - Jun 16, 2019
Private view Fri Apr 5 6pm - 9pm
For his exhibition at Spike Island, London-based artist Paul Simon Richards presents Quasi-Monte Carlo (2019), an ambitious new video work exploring patterns of randomisation and their role in the production of an image.
 
The work combines computer generated imagery and spoken word monologue in an attempt to depict an image of a dream holiday to Monte Carlo. Memories, fantasies, paranoia and desires cohere in a kaleidoscopic narrative that oscillates between the mundane and the spectacular.
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