Private View: H I E R O P H A N I E S //
The Swiss Church in London in cooperation with Goldsmiths University cordially invites you to the upcoming solo show of London-based, Irish artist Patrick Hough.
Curated by Goldsmiths student Marian Stindt, the exhibition Hierophanies takes as its departure the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. During the process of Reformation, objects belonging to the church were stripped of their holy status, inducing a wave of iconoclasm, or the destruction of religious imagery. Patrick Hough’s work reflects on the relationship between archaeology, technology and the reanimating power of digital cinema, in the context of contemporary iconoclasm – particularly the recent destruction of cultural and religious heritage throughout Syria and Iraq.
The exhibition casts light on the multiple registers of meaning digital artefacts can operate within (from cinema to the museum) and questions the ontological status of these ‘things’ that are set free from the burden of words such as ‘history’ and ‘originality’.
Private view: Tuesday 2rd March 18.00 - 21.00 pm
Continues: 3rd March – 17th March 2017
The Swiss Church in London
79 Endell Street,
London WC2H 9DY
Thursday – Saturday: 6 pm – 9 pm
This exhibition has been generously supported by Crystal Display Systems, Rochester. http://crystal-display.com/
Hierophanies features recordings of a recital given by Simon Shibambu and David Gowland at the Swiss Church on 12 December 2016 as part of the 2016/17 Monday lunchtime recital series presented by Jette Parker Young Artists Programme from the Royal Opera House. South African bass Simon Shibambu joined the Programme in September 2016 and will perform in Don Carlo, Otello and Don Giovanni (JPYAP Summer Performance) on the main stage of the Royal Opera House.