Love’s Hidden Symmetry
Paul Simon Richards
23rd July – 20th August 2016
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 23rd July 2016, 3pm – 9pm
Love’s Hidden Symmetry is a large scale video project, incorporating footage produced over several months of intensive collaboration with a selected group of actors. The work focuses on the intricate flows of power within a friendship group comprising of four main characters. Action is played out through semi-structured improvisation with each character’s experience unfolding in both remembered and imagined events. The resulting multi-channel video installation presents a deterioration of the chronological passing of time through a landscape of melodramatic relationships.
Paul Simon Richards (1981, UK) is the winner of the 2015 Fokus video art prize and took part in the Lux Artist’s associate programme 2011-2012. Solo exhibitions include L*a*b, Arcade, London, 2016; Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo, 2015; Ziggurat (with Claire Hooper), Chandelier projects hosted by Edel Assanti, London, 2015; Amer Abbas presented by The Hex, Vienna, 2010. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen; the Showroom, London; The Jerwood Space, London; Lost and Found, Amsterdam.
Richards regularly undertakes collaborative and curatorial projects including “Tell me your dream, make it succinct and make it spectacular”, 2015, a video series co-curated with Claire Hooper; “Middlemarch”, 2009, an exhibition at Auto Italia, “On Second thoughts, Eddie!”, 2008, a video; “A Calzone” 2008, a book work.
Richards is represented by Arcade.