23 November 2011Grand Union, Birmingham
The Pavilion is a research project into the relationship between contemporary Culture and Capitalism.
The research focuses on spatial politics and production, centred around cultural production and immaterial labour. The works critically interrogate the relationship to the exhibition and the factory, the politics of artistic production in this relationship.
The Pavilion draws on a curatorial approach to existing material, which is use to construct spatial presentations of material to problematize artistic production and its relationship to Capitalism. This material is often found video and images, text and archive material, presented using existing spatial practices to create exhibition spaces. By using existing modes of presentation. Employing a critical gaze to be exploring the space of cultural production as much as the products of culture, and examine the agents of this immaterial and intellectual production.
The Pavilion presented a specially curated film program:
Harun Farocki, Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik (Workers Leaving the Factory), 1995
Adrianna Palazzolo, The End of Night, 2011
Tom Crawford, Aspiration Factory, 2010
Jonas St Michael and Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Riddel and Tony (spinners), 2011
David Spraggs, Found footage on Dresden’s Gläserne Manufaktur (factory made of glass), found in 2010