Friday, 7 May 2010

Show of Science - more openings!

* ADDITIONAL OPENINGS *

TROVE will now be open Saturday 8th May 12-4pm
and a special late night Thursday 13th May 8-10pm with additional projections by Luke Williams


TROVE presents:

SHOW OF SCIENCE
a.a.s., Victoria Jenkins, Lee Stowers and Luke Williams
Preview - 30th April 2010 6 – 8pm
contact Charlie or David for further information charlie@TROVE.org.uk or david@TROVE.org.uk
TROVE have been situated in The Old Science Museum in Birmingham ‘s Jewellery Quarter for the past 7 months. The Museum used to house the city’s science and industry collection before it moved to Birmingham’s Millennium Point 10 years ago. Since then the space has been occasionally used for art initiatives directed by The Museum of Lost Heritage. This group gave over access and free range of a programme to TROVE last year and since then TROVE have programmed a new event/exhibition every month. For this April however TROVE return to the buildings roots and presents Show of Science.

Pseudo-science, the make believe, the hand made and discovery are themes running through the four artists in this exhibition. a.a.s. have created a new piece of film and installation for the show dealing with themes of the scientific experiment, whether real or unreal is up to you. The same is visualised in Victoria Jenkins’ beautiful black and white photographic series Lapis Philosophorum of constructed experiments. The works of Lee Stowers and Luke Williams, though also constructed objects, are real, Luke’s camera and Lee’s music boxes are beautiful in their antique appearances. All pieces hint at the historic, at first glance there is nothing suspicious or out of the ordinary, though with closer inspection there is something odd about the works. The double take allows this Show of Science to move from a series of simple objects of science to pieces that make you question its use, its reliability as official fact and of the make believe.

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