EMBASSY gallery presents :
An event across times/z instigated by Fay Nicolson with works by
Black Argos | Jennifer Bailey | Karen Cunningham | Rob Lye | Nicole Morris | Yuri Pattison | Oliver Smith
â 6-10pm | Saturday 3 August â
quantum-leap.info | faynicolson.com
performance by Fay Nicolson at 7pm
DJ set by Black Argos 8.30pm onwards
Quantum Leap will happen in Edinburgh and Malmo, with invited works disappearing between Scotland and Sweden to emerge reconfigured, having travelled through space and time.
Quantum Leap enters a sense of plural temporalities. Contexts are shifting. Works perform mutating or restless roles, addressing the outsourcing or disembodiment of experience through the prisms of culture, technology, language, knowledgeâ¦ 'a process of translation is involved...
...even if two people speak the same language'.1 Works transport and transpose between sites, acting as capsules to convey a past and catalysts to affect a future. Beyond the limits of their own control, works anticipate, code or bridge a gap between events, addressing this uncertain locus in their form and content.
1 Karen Cunningham, Writing Culture, video with sound, 1:57, 2013.
Note: The title of the event is taken from a popular sit-com/drama that ran from 1989 â 1993, in which scientist Sam Becket gets eternally lost in time by entering a prototypical time machine. In each episode he is jettisoned into a different year, place and situation. He can't predict where he will emerge. He is out of control, forced to re-perform the roles of others. A predictable yet fragmented narrative of perpetual re-contextualization.
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