STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

The NULL/VOID presents:

'STOCKHOLM SYNDROME'/'THE CARGO CULT'

The Null/Void invite you to a double feature show entitled 'Stockholm Syndrome'/ 'The Cargo Cult'.
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Private View: 16 March 2011, 18:00 - 21:00

17 March 2011, 13:00 - 17:00

18 March 2011, 13:00 - 17:00

In the field of tension between the two locations an overlap of concepts creates a powerful convergence of metaphors for artistic strategies in contemporary art. 'Stockholm Syndrome' is a term used to describe the positive bond some kidnap victims develop with their captor. From the 1970’s wealth celebrity turned revolutionary bankrobber, Patty Hearst (Grandaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst), to the recent revelations of undercover PC Mark Kennedy going native within the current militant activist movements, the Stockholm Syndrome continues to reverberate through radical politics into radical culture. Through live performance, video, fly posting, photomontage and collage this show will explore the territory of emotionaly manipulated shifts of ideological perception when isolated individuals respond to their captors and environments with strong emotional attachments and ultimately adopt the ideology of their extended family. In contrast, a Cargo Cult is a religious practice that has appeared in many traditional pre-industrial tribal societies in the wake of interaction with technologically advanced cultures. The cults focus on obtaining the material wealth (the "cargo") of the advanced culture through magic and religious rituals and practices. This resonates with the expectation that art objects should bring about an experience which is often described as magical, mystical or sublime. The parallels in the fetishization of objects offers a way into looking at works of art through the lense of the phenomenon of 'Cargo Cult'.

Robin Bale / Thomas Bresolin / Ting-Tong Chang / Nigel Dunkley / Lauren Evans / Noam Edry / Zavier Ellis / Laura Oldfield Ford / Patrick Goddard / Chas Higginbottom / Thomas Johnson / Roman Liška / Nevine Mahmoud / Mark Mcgowan / Alexis Milne / Jeff Moerchen / Hannah Perry / Tom Poole / John Wild / Anthony Williams

Website: http://www.thenullandvoid.co.uk/

Private View: 16 March 2011, 18:00 - 21:00

17 March 2011, 13:00 - 17:00

18 March 2011, 13:00 - 17:00

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