Stephen Cornford presents his first UK solo exhibition in five years at Phoenix Brighton as part of the Colour Out of Space festival. Entitled ‘Constant Linear Velocity’, the exhibition continues Cornford’s provocative re-evaluation of technologies on the brink of obsolescence, a theme explored through previous works involving cassette players, CD players, and 16mm film, as well as through his co-curation of the label Consumer Waste. The focus chosen for this latest venture is the mechanical hard drive, an object the artist claims “looks guaranteed to be the last major mechanical medium”: expect ingeniously orchestrated sights and sounds that playfully question society’s penchant for convenience and disposability.
The exhibition takes place from 12 November — 11 December 2016, and the programme includes workshops led by Phantom Chips and Graham Dunning. The rest of the Colour Out of Space festival doesn’t look half bad either: Matt Krefting, Angharad Davies & Lina Lapelyte, Birgit Ulher, Aine O’Dwyer, and Leif Elggren are all slated to perform on the weekend of 18-20 November, alongside many others.