I didn't think it would turn out this way, Am I an Object, part IV

Aman Sandhu, Anne-Marie Copestake, Clarinda Tse, Margaret Salmon, Mathew Wayne Parkin and Renèe Helèna Browne, with Harriet Rose Morley and Bo Wielders

P/////AKT, Amsterdam
November 13—December 19, 2021

David Dale Gallery are excited to present I didn’t think it would turn out this way, an exhibition of artists’ moving image by Glasgow-based artists at P/////AKT, Amsterdam. The exhibition includes six short films by Aman Sandhu, Anne-Marie Copestake, Clarinda Tse, Margaret Salmon, Mathew Wayne Parkin and Renèe Helèna Browne.

 

I didn’t think it would turn out this way takes its title from an essay on intimacy by affect theorist Lauren Berlant, and presents narratives which orbit the tacit complications of intimacy, shared experience, and the body in absence and presence.

 

In I you me we us (2018) Margaret Salmon centres moments of longing and physical togetherness; personal accounts of the influence of inheritance and monstrosity are exposed in Daddy’s Boy (2020) by Renèe Helèna Browne; and local histories considering the necessity for communal recognition are recorded in A love (2019) by Anne-Marie Copestake. In Textures Gestures Meshes Measures (2021), Clarinda Tse considers desires for and experiments with occupation as a form of resistance; Aman Sandhu presents efforts towards a proximity and reshaping of personal-historical narratives in The Magic Roundabout (2021); and Mathew Parkin defines moments of lack, grief and detachment (of the self or another) in Vaseline (2018).

 

The films will be screened within an environment built by Netherlands-based artist collaborators Harriet Rose Morley and Bo Wielders. There will also be a publication available at P/////AKT and online featuring writing by Aman Sandhu and Mathew Wayne Parkin, designed by Phoebe Kerr, as well as a limited edition riso poster by Margaret Salmon.

 

I didn’t think it would turn out this way has been programmed by Caitlin Merrett King, Programme Coordinator at David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, as the first part in an organisational exchange with P/////AKT, Amsterdam who will present an exhibition at David Dale Gallery in early 2022.

I didn't think it would turn out this way, installation view, P/////AKT, 2021
The Magic Roundabout, 2021, moving image, 11 mins 45 secs, installation view

Photos by Charlott Markus