May 26 2019//
‘The age of automation will be the age of do it yourself”, Marshall McLuhan
More and more we are being asked to do things ourselves. From shopping to car insurance, services that traditionally required a human representative have been redesigned so that customers complete their business interacting only with machines. Some might argue this gives us more flexibility and choice and while others see us all becoming unpaid employees, required to do the work in order to access what we need.
Self Service curators
Taking its lead from the check-out counters of supermarkets and petrol station forecourts, this exhibition brings together 20 moving image works that respond to this idea of ‘self-service’. Works were contributed by members of the London Group, invited artists and artists chosen from an open call in response to the title.
10th to 16th June 2019
Daily, Mon-Sat 1-6pm and Sun 12-4pm
Crypt of St John’s, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY
Preview: Wed 12th June, 6-9pm
Artists are: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Steve Carley (LG), Sandra Crisp (LG), Vardit Goldner, Geeske Jansen, Helena Klakocar, Daniel McKee, MOCKSIM (LG), Genetic Moo (LG), Charlotte C Mortensson (LG), Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Duncan Poulton, Sue Ridge, James Rosamond, Eric Schockmel, Alcaeus Spyro, David Theobald (LG)
More information and map on Waterloo Festival website HERE
Self Service is The London Group & Friends exhibition at Waterloo Festival 2019, more information HERE