REIMAGING DONALD RODNEY

 

Psalms and Autoicon are being exhibited at:

REIMAGING DONALD RODNEY

http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/programme/reimaging-donald-rodney/

8 OCTOBER – 5 NOVEMBER 2016

Launches 7 October, 6-8pm | Press Preview and Curator Introduction, 5.30pm | Open Thursday-Saturday 12-5pm

Curated by Ian Sergeant & Produced by Yasmeen Baig-Clifford

Vivid Projects Birmingham

Venue: Vivid Projects, 16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley St, Birmingham B5 5RS

info@vividprojects.org.uk  Instagram: vividprojectsuk #donaldrodney2016

Psalms:

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Psalms is the Autonomous Wheelchair constructed by Guido Bugmann for Donald Rodney’s “Nine Night in Eldorado” at the South London Gallery, 1997. http://i-dat.org/psalms/

“…Our fear of automata is again harnessed in Psalms, as the empty wheelchair courses through its various trajectories on a sad and lonely journey of life, a journey to nowhere. Its movements repeat like an ever recurring memory, a memory of another life and another journey, that of Donald Rodney’s father…” (Exhibition brochure, Jane Bilton.)

 

Autoicon:

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Autoicon is a dynamic internet work and CD-ROM created in 1999 that simulates both the physical presence and elements of the creative personality of the artist Donald Rodney who died from sickle-cell anaemia. http://i-dat.org/autoicon/