Alexandre Da Cunha (b. 1969) has referred to his practice not as ‘making’ but as ‘pointing’. Pointing at existing objects, somehow, in plain sight, and highlighting or revealing new and unexpected facets or meanings within them. This approach has allowed him to unpick our preconceptions and instinctive responses to things and re-direct them into new areas of seeing and understanding, giving way to a lush potential, not only in interpreting his work, but also in everything we subsequently see in the world. Following up on his first show, Full Catastrophe, in 2012, Thomas Dane Gallery presents Free Fall, from 21 January.
Alexandre Da Cunha, Free Fall, Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Rust and Bone
Rust and Bone is a deeply affecting portrait of the gradual coming together of two wounded souls, driven by a brave central performance by Marion Cotillard.
Review of Chronovisor: Archive, South Kiosk, London
Continuing their interest in bringing together old and new technologies to reinterpret information and its uses, South Kiosk gallery takes the chronovisor, a device that allegedly allows its user to browse through history, as the point of departure.