• Retrogression
  • Retrogression
  • Retrogression

Broadway

Trade

Retrogression

Trade presents Retrogression, an expanded curatorial project spread over three months. Three artists who have previously presented work with Trade have been commissioned to produce new artwork through revisiting an existing piece of their own work. The project includes work by Phillip Henderson, Alexander Stevenson and Oliver Sutherland.

Over three months, the exhibition will feature these previous pieces alongside the new commissions and the work of the artists’ that have gone before them.

The lecture, story teller, physical performance and presentation devices come under the spotlight in the artworks selected, each involving differing levels of reuse, repetition and retelling, that reconfigure meaning and images through documentation, abstraction, and translation.

Retrogression describes the process of returning to an earlier or former and possibly more primitive state. In the production of art, retrogression is impossible to achieve, the work of artists is influenced by art history and the events that have preceded them. There is no reverse to an earlier state, just development to another state.

Informed by a sense of political and economic retrogression, the programme has provided an opportunity for artists to use this period of reflection or looking back as a starting point for artistic adventure and escapism.

Retrogression is curated by Bruce Asbestos / Trade and commissioned by Broadway Media Arts

Trade

tradegallery.org

Phillip Henderson - Trade

PHILLIP HENDERSON - TIME MACHINE LECTURE #10
MON 27 FEB, 6.15PM

PERFORMANCE

As if caught in a large game of Chinese whispers, each of Phillip Henderson’s Time Machine Lectures contain a modified version of one or more of the past lectures. Re-modelled, and rearranged, the lectures are created to suit the physical environment in which they are positioned adding in Henderson’s current relation to the theory of time and space.

Time Machine Lecture #10 seems to collapse in on itself, as if the lecture is a transparent film, layered on top of the previous lecture - parts of previous lectures can be seen and parts obscured - ultimately the subject of space and time starts to warp the form of each ensuing Lecture.

FREE EVENT
BOOK NOW

Alexander Stevenson - Eigg Project

Alexander Stevenson - Eigg Lectures Version 2
Mon 12 Mar, 6.15pm

Performance

In essence the Eigg Lectures are an anthropological study into an island without indigenous people. The development of the work was greatly affected by suspicion of the islands current residents of being studied, and Stevenson’s recreation of his own activities on the island in subsequent visits.

The Eigg Lectures Version 2 is a musing on the creation and re-telling of history through mythology, iconography, dance, music, story telling and academic structures.

FREE EVENT
BOOK NOW

Oliver Sutherland - Nothing for Chroma Key

Oliver Sutherland - Untitled
Mon 30 Apr, 6.15pm

Broadly speaking Oliver Sutherland’s artwork focuses on visual presentation tools, working with over used or aging presentation devices, which prod at our indifference to computer generated and transformed images.

Sutherland will present a short film based loosely on his previous work ‘Nothing For Chroma Key’. This new work seems to be trying to return to a time before convincing special effects were available. The work, has a slow, meditative pace with a style and colour scheme, reminiscent of a particular type of 'abstract' imagery used in 1980's adverts and stock photography.

FREE EVENT
BOOK NOW

Retrogression
Post Programme Discussion
Mon 30 Apr, 7pm

Following the presentation of Oliver Sutherland's work Bruce Asbestos (Curator, Trade Gallery), Mathew Trivett (Associate Producer, Broadway Media Arts) and Oliver Sutherland will open up discussion unpicking themes and narratives running through the work of the three artists. Followed by an opportunity for a Q&A with some of the artists in the Retrogression series.

Grant Award Logo Hires WEBSITE