ShowRCA

Curating Contemporary Art

MA Graduate Projects

9–20 March

Project

Sorry you missed me

A dispersed programme of performances, sound-based sculpture, painting, and online commissions

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Marco Godoy, If I were in your shoes (bread, education, freedom), HD video still, 2016 © Marco Godoy

Sorry you missed me links six artists negotiating codes of transmission. The original performances, sound-based sculpture, temporary wall painting and online commissions exist in between the other projects, inviting audiences to navigate moments of contamination and come into contact with traces of missed connections.

Featured artists & artworks

Artists

Larry Achiampong

Jam in the Dark, 2008–present, sound sculpture, live performance

Larry Achiampong, Jam in the Dark, 2008-present, installation view, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, Royal College of Art, 2016 © Amy Gwatkin
Larry Achiampong, Jam in the Dark, 2008-present, installation view, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, Royal College of Art, 2016 © Amy Gwatkin

On Saturday 19 March, Courtyard Gallery 2 hosts Larry Achiampong’s Jam in the Dark, a sound-sculpture experiment that is ever-changing and improvised in pitch-black space. The artwork is an act of rebellion against the traditional indicators of status and hierarchy, using darkness as a unifying presence between audience and musicians.

Artists

Marco Godoy

If I were in your shoes (bread, education, freedom), 2016, HD video 3mins, performance

Marco Godoy, If I were in your shoes (bread, education, freedom), HD video still, 2016 © Marco Godoy
Marco Godoy, If I were in your shoes (bread, education, freedom), 2016, HD video still, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, Royal College of Art, 2016 © Marco Godoy

 

Marco Godoy’s If I were in your shoes (bread, education, freedom) responds to discussions held in a series of reading groups as part of the curatorial research for the show. Addressing the dynamics of empathy heard, felt and handed down in political protest, the artwork unfolds in three parts: a short film online, performances outside and a projection in the galleries.

Artists

Hanne Lippard

Phallucinations, 2016, e-mail, live performance and installation

Hanne Lippard, Phallucinations, 2016, performance view, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, Royal College of Art, 2016 © Amy Gwatkin
Hanne Lippard, Phallucinations, 2016, performance view, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, Royal College of Art, 2016 © Amy Gwatkin

In Phallucinations, a live reading of spam messages on the opening night is followed by an email, distributed at an undisclosed date to the show’s audience by a character created by Hanne Lippard. Impotent man-made monuments and phallic cacti live on in an installation in the galleries after the performance, as remainders of frustrated communication.

Artists

Navine G. Khan-Dossos

Sorry you missed me, 2016, gouache

Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Sorry you missed me, 2016, installation view, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, Royal College of Art, 2016 © Dominic Tschudin
Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Sorry you missed me/Sorry I missed you, 2016, installation view, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, Royal College of Art, 2016 © Dominic Tschudin

Navine G. Khan-Dossos’ large-scale diptych uses the form of Morse code, and its colours reference the RGB digital palette. “Sorry you missed me” (the name of the work and the title of the show) and “Sorry I missed you” are two encrypted messages that face each other in dialogue, considering the failed encounters that often arise in the transfer of information.

Artists

Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan

The Public is Touching (The Iron Fist in the Rubber Glove), 2016, performance

Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan, The Public Is Touching (The Iron Fist in the Rubber Glove), 2016, installation view, Royal College of Art, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, 2016 © Amy Gwatkin
Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan, The Public Is Touching (The Iron Fist in the Rubber Glove), 2016, installation view, Sorry you missed me, CCA16, Royal College of Art, 2016 © Amy Gwatkin

In The Public is Touching (The Iron Fist in the Rubber Glove) by Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan, security guards request that visitors wear gloves as a condition of entering the exhibition space. This seemingly innocuous gesture reflects on the protocols of security and hygiene that govern the public domain, creating an absurd spectacle of protection against contamination or direct contact.

Sorry you missed me programme

Tuesday

08 March

Marco Godoy

If I were in your shoes (bread, education, freedom), 2016

6.30–7.30pm, performance

The Podium, outside the Entrance

Hanne Lippard

Phallucinations, 2016

7–7.30pm, performance

Upper Gallery

Amy Spiers and Catherine Ryan

The Public is Touching (The Iron Fist in the Rubber Glove), 2016

Ongoing, performance throughout RCA Galleries

Wednesday

09 March

Curators’ tour

4–5pm

Meet at the Entrance

Wednesday

16 March

Marco Godoy

If I were in your shoes (bread, education, freedom), 2016

2–3pm, performance

The Podium, outside the Entrance

Thursday

17 March

Curators’ tour

4–5pm

Meet at the Entrance

Saturday

19 March

Larry Achiampong

Jam in the Dark,

5–8pm, performance

Courtyard Gallery 2