PROTECHT, a new exhibition from CASS Students

PROTECHT is a group exhibition examining our relationship with the screen.

Date: 13 March 2015

Students from The Cass’s Curating the Contemporary MA course have selected work from national and international artists who look at the screen as both a refuge from and a method of facing the world.

Through a range of mediums - photographs, sculptures, videos and installations - PROTECHT looks at our relationship with the screen and its impact on our everyday life, questioning the extent and the implications of this reliance.

The exhibition opens today and runs until the 27 March 2015.

Amongst the pieces on display, works by Peter Hoiβ and Roland Wegerer engage viewers through their sense of touch, creating an intimate physical relationship between viewer and screen.

Exploring the topic in a range of ways, Theo Tagholm’s video installation Plain Sight, shows overlapping image, demonstrating the many layers of visual information we receive daily.

Katrin Hanusch’s sculpture The Building/Prefab Building is made up of of piles of iron plates symbolising an accumulation of moments and how these moments fragment.

Time Intervention by Pamela Breda shows how our experiences and memories are becoming flattened within a world of digital images. Finally installations by Ines Marques and Emily Lazerwitz explore how the development of new technology and social media has affected language and communication.

The project, hosted at The Cass Bank Gallery, is a curatorial collaboration from the students of the Curating the Contemporary MA in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery and The Cass.

A series of events will accompany the exhibition including curator-led tours, a screening event of Jack Williams’ Screen Deprivation project and a talk between contemporary artist Emily Lazerwitz and multimedia artist Ines Marques.

Protecht is the first in a series of three exhibitions from the MA Curation students. It is co-curated by Matilde Biagi, Ines Costa, Fabiola Flamini, Alice Montanini and Antonio Terzini.

The exhibition presents work by Pamela Breda, Daniela Brenna, Sophie Bullock, Jack Davis, Matthieu Delourne, Katrin Hanusch, Peter Hoiβ, Alexander Isaenko, Jamie Jenkinson, Christine Lucy Latimer, Emily Lazerwitz, Ines Marques, Theo Tagholm, Sam Treadaway, Nara Walker, Roland Wegerer, Jack Williams, Dawn Woolley.

Opening times:
Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 12pm-5pm

The Cass Bank Gallery
London Metropolitan University
59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF

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