Children help us mediate between the ideal and the real. - Juliet Kinchin

In this multi-channel video exhibition, children are the common subject and mechanism for skillfully deconstructing identity, philosophy, memory, and social institutions. Six artists from six countries have created humorous, critical and poignant works that challenge preconceptions and disrupt assumed or sentimental narratives. Again and again we are confronted with imaginative beings who ponder big, existential questions, who long for ideas, who have the inherent qualities needed to reveal the absurdities & deficiencies of social structures, and who challenge the limits of familial and societal bonds. Yet truth is elusive and what we see is not always what it seems. Together these works point to the possibilities, commonalities, consequences and ambiguities in constructing and reflecting the human condition.

Candice Breitz (ZA)

The Character
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The Character
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Candice Breitz

The Character

2011

65" LCD monitor
Biography

Lenka Clayton (UK)

The Distance I Can Be From My Son
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The Distance I Can Be From My Son
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Lenka Clayton

The Distance I Can Be From My Son

2011

Single screen projection 160"(w) x 120"(h)
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Christian Jankowski (DE)

The Matrix Effect
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The Matrix Effect
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Christian Jankowski (DE)

The Matrix Effect

2002



Duration– 2 min.

Installation Dimensions 69"(h) x92”(w)

Robotic Cat (altered), Plinth, Flat Screen, Digital Files, Plastic, Batteries, Rubber, LEDs, Circuit boards and chips
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Elisa Giardina Papa (IT)

need ideas!?! PLZ!!
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need ideas!?! PLZ!!
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Elisa Giardina Papa

need ideas!?! PLZ!!

2014

40" led monitor, wireless headphones, bench

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Chiharu Shiota (JP)

How Did You Come Into The World?
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How Did You Come Into The World?
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Chiharu Shiota

How Did You Come Into The World?

2015

4 led monitors


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Kerry Tribe (US)

Here & Elsewhere
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Here & Elsewhere
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Kerry Tribe

Here & Elsewhere

2002

2 screen projection
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