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Enduring Circumstances | Launch Event

Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square

Peltz Gallery invites you to attend the launch event of Enduring Circumstances, an exhibition of films from the Peltz Gallery collection responding to the social effects of crisis.

Thursday 20 October, 6-8pm
Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD

Crises have the quality of urgency. But their causes may be of longer duration, and strategies for survival slower and steadier.

Enduring Circumstances brings together three artworks responding to the social effects of crisis. Using the durational qualities of video, these works address the cataclysm of the pandemic to ask: what is the interaction between human health and habitat? How does the representation of daily rituals offer deep reflection on the passing of time and being in the world? How might art interrogate the basis of long-standing patterns of harm? Contemporary artists Jennie Pedley, Paris Petridis and Penny Siopis each turn their attention to these questions in works that engage with the material of the body, remediate everyday experience, and investigate the archival traces of social relationships.

Originally commissioned as part of Peltz Gallery’s Lessons from Lockdown: Learning from the Pandemic (2020–21).

If you cannot attend the launch event, you can book a free ticket to attend the exhibition on another day. Enduring Circumstances is open currently and until Friday 21 November 2022.

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