In a new exhibition at Battersea Park's Pump House gallery
Harun Farocki, How to live in the FRG, 1990, still. Courtesy Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Pump House Gallery is presenting a group exhibition - by artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lenka Clayton, Harun Farocki and Thomas McCaughan - based on Graham Greene’s novel It’s a Battlefield. Greene’s book, written and based in Wandsworth, takes on ideas of administrative power, disempowerment of the individual and the impact of bureaucratic structures on the individual when misused.
The artists in the exhibition evoke both the thematic concerns and the narrative essence of the book. By investigating areas such as the voice and agency, political structures and individuals, labour and language, the work in the exhibition locates the individual in the confusing world of bureaucracy.
The exhibition is called 'Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance' and it runs from October 12th-December 11th.
September 13, 2016