Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Kihlberg & Henry

45rpm James Brown

Year 2015
Medium Pen on paper
Dimensions 20.8 x 30 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Kihlberg & Henry:

Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry are artists working with moving image, performance, interdisciplinary research projects, and publications. They won the Great North Rum Moving Image Commission in 2012 and were artists-in-residence at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2011), Futura, Prague (2007), and Red Gate Gallery, Beijing (2006). Kihlberg & Henry have had solo exhibitons at Artsway, Hampshire, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, Gallery Box, Gothenburg, and Danielle Arnaud, London. They have participated in group shows and projects at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Fundació Miró, Mallorca, Tate Modern, and the Hayward Gallery, UK. In 2015, Kihlberg & Henry completed a Masters of Arts in Culture and Media Production through Vision Form at Linkoping University, SE, and completed a two-year fellowship at the Jan van Eyck Academy, NL in 2011. Kihlberg completed an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths University, London. In 2015, They will have a solo exhibition at Res. London.

Kihlberg & Henry are based in London and are represented by Danielle Arnaud. Their video works are distributed by Filmform, The Art Film and Video Archive in Stockholm.

“45RPM James Brown spins with the record player, the needle replaced by a pen slipping continually off the dance floor. We start again, and again, but each time the pen fails to stick into the groove and loses its grip, spinning out of orbit. But what at first seems like random movements in time develops a pattern; the record player’s arm shifts this way and that, repeating the movements in perfect timing. Imagining James Brown’s relentless vocal improvisations as we spin off the page, off the dance floor, a pattern develops; keeping in time like a machine, and breaking the rules like a human. Underneath the paper a James Brown vinyl spins silently, causing only a mute dance”