July 14, 2011 § Leave a comment


Curated by Lucile Dupraz
Private view Thursday 21 July 2011, 6-9pm
Artist in conversation with writer and critic Kari Rittenbach, 7pm

It is with great pride that PastVynerStreet presents ‘Thomas Lock: Breaking Points‘. Part of our ongoing artists projects series, this exhibition combines a screening room with a display of material from the film and video artist’s working process.

For Breaking Points, Thomas Lock collaborated with Hellicar & Lewis and Robin Rimbaud using open-source computer technology to create a time-based video collage of sound and images gathered on the Northern coast of France. This ‘Opal Coast’ that lies between the French/Belgian border and harbour city of Boulogne-sur-mer is a landscape punctuated by the remnants of 15,000 bunkers built during the Second World War.

Led by the phenomenological enquiry into this ‘Atlantic Wall’ conduced by Paul Virilio in Bunker Archeology, Thomas Lock created Breaking Points with the vision to dissect and then randomly reconstruct the bunkers and their surrounding landscape in new and unpredictable ways. The artist, with his collaborators, developed a purpose-made computer application which merges audio field recordings and still images according to a randomized process. Spread across multiple screens, Breaking Points takes the audience on a psychological journey in and around the ruins of this military architecture.

Untitled from Thomas Lock on Vimeo.

Breaking Points was produced in 2010 at Le Fresnoy,
Studio National des Arts Contemporains
Programming by Hellicar and Lewis
Sound design by Robin Rimbaud

The exhibition is open by appointment and Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 from 11am – 6pm
(finissage on Sunday 31 July from 3pm).

For press enquiries or to arrange an appointment please email
Past Vyner Street project space
1 Corbridge Crescent, London E2 9DS

Read about the show:
JOTTA Interview with Lucile Dupraz and Thomas Lock.
DAZED DIGITAL article here

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