26 May 2011
Yesterday i headed down to the Crypt gallery to check out Amon Tobin and Tessa Farmers collaborative installation 'Control Over Nature' which sets Tessa's macabre dioramas against the ambient soundscapes of Amon Tobin.
You have to admire an artist who puts on no less than two solo shows in one week, and thats what exactly what Tessa Farmer has done, with the two shows complementing each other quite brilliantly. Her other exhibition 'Nymphidia', hosted in Danielle Arnaud's gallery explores her work in a more domesticated space. Whilst this show at the Crypt gallery, with it's dark, damp, claustrophobic surroundings makes for a very different atmosphere.
The collaboration perfectly captures the themes surrounding ISAM: sensory deprivation, disorienting situationism and the mechanization of natural things.