ESSEX ROAD at TINTYPE GALLERY
8 diversions off the north-south Essex Road scar, along serpentine paths through ritual, memory and humour.
Interior, night. An empty gallery. A woman sits at a desk. She is very still. Tony Grisoni's paradoxical loop Bootstrapped featuring Anamaria Marinca, turns Tintype’s gallery space into a film set where cinematic convention eats its own tale.
The bootstrap paradox, or ontological paradox, is a paradox of time travel that refers to scenarios whereby items or information are passed from the future to the past, which in turn become the same items or information that are subsequently passed from the past to the future - this creates a circularity of cause-effect such that the items or information have no discernible origin. Thus, the paradox raises the ontological questions of where, when and by whom the items were created or the information derived.
Eight commissioned films by
SUKI CHAN | GEORGE EKSTS TONY GRISONI | ANDREW KÖTTING ANNA LUCAS | EMILY RICHARDSON FRANCES SCOTT | PENNY WOOLCOCK
Screening in Tintype's window 18 December – 17 January 2015
TINTYPE 107 Essex Road London N1 2SL
from dusk to 11pm
8 artists. 8 silent films. 8 diversions off the north-south Essex Road scar, along serpentine paths through ritual, memory and humour. As Stephen King says: "I guess when you turn off the main road, you have to be prepared to see some funny houses."