Twin Stranger: Entangled State premieres at Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art 2019

Twin Stranger: Entangled State 

by Georgiou & Tolley

Featuring Jack Klaff.

Music in collaboration with Brian Duffy, additional sound by Concretism. 

An allegorical and introspective artwork that represents gaps in memory and recollection, Twin Stranger: Entangled State recalls a ‘person of interest’, marked by an image from a past life. Twin Stranger, alludes to the anxieties and paranoia surrounding mass surveillance, data gathering, doppelgängers and contemporary Cold War ideologies… 

Exploring the space in-between still and moving images to ‘perform documents’, the work re-constructs and re-animates an archive image in an attempt to question the possibility of re-actualizing the photographic past.

Location: Interview Room 1 

Part of the The Twin (at the Row)

5th Oct - 24th Nov 2019. Tue - Sun 11am - 6pm 

The Row, 8 Ironmonger Row, Coventry, CV1 1FD


Coventry Biennial 2019 

4th October - 24th November 2019

In addition, to Twin Stranger: Entangled State, a ‘sound walk’ entitled, From A to B: Anhalter Bahnof to Berolina, will take place in Berlin on the 16th November 2019; passing the site of the former Berolina statue (the female personification of Berolina) that once stood in Alexanderplatz. This sister project and off-site event, will form part of a subsequent limited edition audio work to accompany the site-specific works in Coventry and Berlin.

Sound Walk location: Hotel Berolina Location: Karl-Marx Allee, Berlin.

Opened 1963 (demolished 1996) Co-ordinates: 52°31′16″N 13°25′ 24″E 

Rathaus Mitte (district hall) Location: Karl-Marx Allee, Berlin

Opened 1998 (replacement to Hotel Berolina). Co-ordinates: 52°31′16″N 13°25′ 24″

Twin Stranger: Entangled State is one of the highlights of the Twin exhibition at the Row. This major exhibition offers a unique opportunity for artists to experiment within the visually and politically loaded setting of a disused NHS facility. Opening up the city and creating opportunities to engage with contemporary art without the conventions of visiting a museum or traditional gallery space is an important aim of the Biennial.

This venue includes site-specific responses to across a wide range of scale, subject and approach. Photography and film exploring geo-cultural identities sits alongside, installations that play with the fabric of the building and its complex histories. New site-responsive audio visual and sound commissions collide with sculptures and work made with new technologies. The Row is the primary exhibition venue for the contemporary arts programme and it showcases work by established national and international practitioners.

Georgiou and Tolley’s latest artwork is the second part of an entangled ‘trilogy’ of that commenced during the first Coventry Biennial in 2017. It will culminate in a final and concluding work as part of the Coventry Biennial in 2021 and wider UK City of Culture for 2021.

Coventry Biennial 2019: 4 October – 24 November

Coventry Biennial is a social and political platform for contemporary art in Coventry, the UK and Internationally. Taking place every two years, it produces significant exhibitions, events and experiences in the English Midlands and the surrounding area for diverse and widespread audiences and participants. The second Coventry Biennial will run from 4 October to 24 November 2019. In addition, Coventry has won the title of UK City of Culture for 2021 and the Biennial will contribute a programme of visual arts projects of 2021 the events. 

Coventry Biennial 2019 is funded by: Arts Council England, Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 Trust, Coventry University, Coventry European City of Sport 2019, University of Warwick, Artangel.

The Twin (at the Row)

5th Oct - 24th Nov 2019. Tue - Sun 11am - 6pm The Row

8 Ironmonger Row, Coventry, CV1 1FD

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