Arcade

  1. Presenting

    Anna Barham

    As felt as if

  2. Acquistion Document

  3. Location

    Arcade @Chelsea Space | 16 John Islip St, SW1P 4JU

  4. Info

    Limited audience RSVP required (duration 15mins)

  5. Times

    Friday 9th July — 12pm

    Friday 9th July — 2pm

    Friday 9th July — 4pm

As felt as if is new a text developed from Vilém Flusser's Vampyroteuthis Infernalis (vampire squid), through human readings and computer transcriptions in repeated cycles of performance, documentation and recombination.

In the performance, Barham inserts herself into the material through a live vocalisation that momentarily articulates some of the possibilities and images within it.

Jointly supported by Chelsea Space and Arcade, the performance will be staged inside the Chelsea Space gallery with the normally hidden, reverse side of Barham's window commission, p- ool- s o-f t- he ou- t- l- ine- s, as a backdrop. The commission consists of a vast score containing over 100 versions of the passage from Flusser, pasted onto the window and trapping objects between the text and the glass which distort, annotate and punctuate the words.


Established by Christian Mooney in 2008. Arcade offers both a programme of exhibitions and a constantly evolving platform of performances, live events, talks and publications. Through this range of formats Arcade aims to find new modes of presentation and to represent some of the complexities of the contemporary art scene today; exploring new developments in international contemporary art, across a range of practices, media and concerns.   With exhibition spaces in London and Brussels, the gallery programme is structured around the solo presentations of the represented artists, complemented by a program of 2 person and group exhibitions. The gallery artists’ practices can be loosely divided into two approaches: that of thinking through an articulate and sensitive making process; and a more research and theoretical based practice incorporating ephemeral and performative elements within which live events are an integral part of the program with artists such as Jeremiah Day and Marijke de Roover working primarily in the medium and others including Can Altay, Chiara Camoni and Anna Barham incorporating it as a significant part of their practice.