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Adham Faramawy: Janus Collapse (the juice-box edition)

  • Fri, 28 Oct 2016 - Sun, 22 Jan 2017
  • 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM
  • Tickets: Free, drop in

Adham Faramawy is a Dubai born, London based artist of Egyptian origin whose practice spans moving image, sculptural installation and print. He uses technology to examine how identity is constructed in the twenty-first century. The body is central to his practice and is approached as a primary, sensual site in which gender and sexuality are fluid.

In the making of his work Faramawy often draws on the language of advertising, co-opting the special effects used to evoke desire for people, things and experiences. The artist combines these seductive devices of brilliance, slipperiness, morphing and repetition with his own interest in the transgressive aesthetics of 'body horror', found in manga and anime, as well as Cronenberg's cult classic Videodrome (1983) and Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis science fiction trilogy. 

Recent group exhibitions include The Green Ray, Wilkinson Gallery, London; E-Vapor-8, Site Gallery, Sheffield; London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London; I’m here but you’ve gone, Fiorucci Art Trust, London; Silica, Galerie Sultana, Paris; Half Abstract, DRAF, London; Post Pop to Post Human: Collage in the digital age, Hayward Touring.

Solo exhibitions include Hydra, Cell Projects, London; Feels Real, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, and Hyperreal Flower Blossom, VITRINE, London.

Faramawy’s video works have been included in screening events such as Flatness, Oberhausen Film Festival, Syndrome of a Decade, Ikono Film Festival, Diamond Dust- A shifting grammar of originality, Circa Projects, Edinburgh Arts Festival and 21st Century Pop at the ICA, London touring to Turner Contemporary, Margate, MK, Milton Keynes, Cornerhouse, Manchester and Tramway in Glasgow.

Exhibition related event:
An introduction to... Body Horror - Wed 16 Nov, 6 - 7.30pm, £3/£2

To view a selection of images from the exhibition please click here.

To view an interview in which the artist discusses Janus Collapse (the juice-box edition) please click here.

With thanks to:
Camera assistance: Clara Jo, Jack O'Brien
Visual Effects: Tom Kemp  
Visual Effects assistance: Vincent Hollywell Soundtrack: Salvador Navarrete (Sega Bodega)
Performers in order of appearance: 
Fil Li, Bayly Shelton, Laura Mireia, Sean Millington, Sarah Hall, Debora Olakigbe, Michael Olakigbe, William Marriott, Aaron Harris, Alvin Tran, Jayson Patterson; Chester Hayes

Image: Adham Faramawy, Janus Collapse (the juice box edition), 2016. Installation shot.

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