Two travelers search for meaning while traveling on a utopian railway that connects independent galleries across London. The video is created from a virtual world commissioned for Art Licks Weekend 2014.
Sky Line is the most recent chapter of Bonus Levels, an ongoing project interrogating the construction of utopian narratives through videos and virtual worlds. Lek draws from the compositional techniques of cinema, using software to explore altered states of presence, memory and materiality that are unique to digital space.
The project will be exhibited within a new audio-visual installation at The White Building during Art Licks Weekend, and video tour of Sky Line is available to view online.
Venue: The White Building, 7 Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN
Artists Talk with White Building curator Rachel Falconer: Sat 4 Oct 3–4pm
Exhibitions hours: Fri 3 Oct 12–6pm / Sat 4 Oct 2–6pm / Sun 5 Oct 12–6pm
Sky Line is a critical response to the lack of infrastructure for independent galleries and project spaces in London, using the medium of a video game to create a unified transportation network for these disparate zones. Modelled as a floating version of the Circle Line, each station is based on a location participating in the Art Licks Weekend festival, with their physical architecture transformed into idealised digital models.
In this virtual world, travellers are given unlimited access to the hovering trains, moving between independent galleries, domestic exhibitions, subterranean spaces, and other fragments of the city. Sky Line proposes a form of utopia where the vision of London is not of financial skyscrapers, but of infinite access.
395 • 38b • A Brooks Art • Amatorska • Arebyte • Art House Foundation •Conduire • Dig Collective • Enclave • Gowlett Peaks • Hotel Elephant • Jupiter Woods • Ladette Space • Legion TV • London Sculpture Workshop • Millington Marriott • Patchfinder • Project/Number • Schwartz Gallery • South Kiosk • Studio 180 • The White Building • YYY
Sky Line is funded by Outset Contemporary Art Fund.
Supported by SPACE.