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Bond House Projects | Jamie Dyson | Catalogue | Private View | Friday 09 January | 6-9pm
10/01/2015 @ 1:00 pm - 18/01/2015 @ 5:00 pm
Bond House Projects
ASC Studios, 20-32 Goodwood Rd,
New Cross, London SE14 6BL
Exhibition Private View: 9th of January 2015, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition runs: 10 – 18th January 2015 (11/12th and 17/18th)
1pm – 5pm or by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This exhibition brings together more than two years of work in an ongoing project to visually explore The Plymouth
Separatists, or the Pilgrim Fathers as they were more readily known.
The multiple re-enactments, and near infinitely retold versions of this particular creation story of modern America; from its
inauspicious beginnings in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, to the their passage from Plymouth, England to Massachusetts,
(via Leiden, Holland) on the East coast of America in 1620, are used as the springboard for a visual investigation.
The Exhibition includes Drawing, Photography and video, and the works are representations of the above travelers
articulated as idiosyncratic hand-drawn caricatures, which bind these real-life figures into a reality other than ours, and are
depicted as magical or supernatural.
The work also utilizes the themes and ideas that encompass the subject of the Aura, both spiritual and scientific, from
righteousness to natural phenomena. The reification of these historical figures outside of their original contexts, often held
within consumerist paradigms, are what prompted the beginning of this project.
Dyson sees the outputs of all of the instances reported above as important and interlinked when dealing with a complex and
fraught telling of any particular history. The idea that these groups of people are simplified to mere charms for individual,
religious and corporate self preservation is an affront to didactics and to the memory of an event which is infinitely more
complex than that of a mascot bringing charm to a thing, moment or occasion.
Jamie Dyson is a UK artist based in London. He has exhibited at Late at Tate Britain, London. Supermarket art-fair in Stockholm, and
contributed to the Epifnio publication in Estonia. Most recently he was awarded the Arts/British Council international development fund for
The Corbin Union Residency programme, based in Corbin, British Columbia 2012/13. He is also Co-Curator with non-profit group ‘Propeller
Island’ which has been exhibiting nationally and internationally between 2008 – 2012.
This exhibition is kindly supported by the Artists Studios Company.