While the Summit Reverses: Louis Mason, Rachel McRae, nova Milne

Image Credit: nova Milne, XEROX MISSIVE 1977/2011

Obsidian Coast, 12 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1JY

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Saturday 16 February 2019 – Saturday 30 March 2019
Exhibition opening: Sat 16 Feb 2-5pm, with a performance by Louis Mason at 4pm
Opening Hours: Fridays 2-6pm, Saturdays 12-4pm and by appointment

Obsidian Coast enters into a state of indeterminacy with its second exhibition, While the Summit Reverses.

This is a show about beginnings without endings that begins on the 16th of February 2019. A show that begins, when shattered glass glimmers under fluorescent lights on the floor of a South East London gallery. A show that begins, when a detached boat hook folds into the muddy depths of the river Thames. A show that begins in September 1977, when Philip K. Dick gives a speech at the Science Fiction Convention in Metz. A show that begins Obsidian Coast’s collaborations with Louis Mason, Rachel McRae and nova Milne.

In February, purple light, ambient like a perpetual sunset, fills the (night)time at the Coast. The air is hot, saturated with longing for moments of intimacy – the kinds of coming together in which outlines of bodies dissolve, and the familiar laws of space and time collapse. Diamond skin and long-lost-lovers drift on waves to the shore, and things previously unencountered make their first moves on land.

While the Summit Reverses is a suspended moment, the cusp of infinite possibility, in which multiple timelines align, the spaces we once thought we knew become unfamiliar and the separation between bodies and objects is undone.

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