going to go out now arranges a second meeting between Ellie Epp and Juliette Blightman following their exhibition holding one’s own in an unfinished system at the Badischer Kunstverein in 2015. Both Epp and Blightman take as material the accumulation of affect in the places we live, finding forms to make those same spaces manifest in our presence. Here that includes the debut of a suite of works by Epp that are imbricated in the sixty years of her lifetime journal, while Blightman revisits extant projects that act as portraits in sculpture and sound.
This show is guest curated by Jacob Korczynski.
Juliette Blightman (b. 1980 in London, UK) lives and works in Berlin. Her most recent solo exhibitions have been shown in Pied-à-terre, San Francisco (2015); Karma International, Los Angeles (2015); Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin (2015); The Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014); International Project Space, Birmingham (2011); Kunstverein Arnsberg (2010); Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2010), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2010), Whitechapel Project Space, London (2007). Her works and performances were presented by numerous institutions: Cubitt, London; Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo; Artistspace, New York; Parc Saint Léger Center d’art Contemporain, Pougues-Les-Eaux; State Art Hall, Baden-Baden; Tramway, Glasgow.
Ellie Epp (b. 1945 in Northern Alberta, Canada) lives and works in Merritt, BC. After a Queen’s University Honours BA in philosophy, psychology and English, she earned a postgraduate diploma in film studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Best known as an experimental filmmaker, Epp later returned to philosophy to investigate new approaches in the epistemology of perception and representation. Being about: perceiving, imagining, representing, and thinking, her PhD thesis in neurophilosophy, can be found online along with other work in theory, photography, garden design and experimental writing. Her 16mm films and digital video have most recently been shown at the Festival International du Film sur l’Art in Montreal, Images Festival, ExiS2016 Festival in Seoul, Fol Cinema in Istanbul, a London NFT3 50th anniversary celebration of the London Film Co-op, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and Elements of Contact, a TIFF Lightbox evening in Toronto.
Jacob Korczynski is an independent curator and the editor of Andrew James Paterson’s Collection/Correction (Kunstverein Toronto & Mousse Publishing). He has curated projects for the Stedelijk Museum, Oakville Galleries, If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution and the Badischer Kunstverein. His writing has been published by art-agenda, Girls Like Us, Flash Art and Little Joe.