Opens 14th February 2021
Runs until 12th April 2021
Daily 7 days a week
Local stores: 9am - 6pm
Main space: 6pm - 12 midnight
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The American landscape and automobiles are interpreted through the lens of a Saudi-American artist incorporating photography, installation and video into a sprawling project taking place in the main space and surrounding businesses in Harlesden.
Within the gallery, a UV light attracting insects and tropical, prehistoric plants set the scene to an experimental video work.
We have personalities construed of ancient weather and modern tremors.
The systole and diastole of our hearts are in different time zones.
Our lips are border lines.
After we moved from Saudi Arabia to America, my frizzy haired teacher drew a spiral on the board and asked us what we saw. Groggy voices answered, “tornado”. I thought of a spiral stair I was frightened to climb as a child, each slot between the steps a void. I tasted that vertigo again. Time does not only move forward. It can double back, the past you left behind tapping you on the shoulder. The smell of the future can overpower the taste of the present tense. Time slurs, shaken from the vibration of our transcontinental motors.
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Samar Al Summary (b. 1989, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), lives and works in the daydreams of an artist displaced in continental Europe. She records the seismographic humping of fleas on continental fault lines; dabbles in sunset prophecy; and regards photography as the bastion of artists without the personalities to rival God and create new dooms in icing thick colors. Her photographs were recently published in Aperture Magazine.
Recent exhibitions include: Hesitant Images, Organ Vida Photography Festival in the Contemporary Art Museum in Zagreb, Croatia, 2020; Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany, May 2020; Rencontres de la Photographie, Marrakech, Morocco, October 2019; Voies Off Awards Screening, Arles, France, July 2019.
Video installation of ‘Make it a combo’ in the main space
Video installation of ‘Cars Galore’ in the main space
The project sprawls throughout High Street, Harlesden, so besides the video installation at the main space, below are installed works in local businesses for patrons to visit.
Big Ben Fisheries
9-11, High St, Harlesden, London NW10 4NA
Mountain Range in a Peeling Window Film
50 x 40cm
8.43 x 12.68cm
Quality Fresh Fish
14 High St, Harlesden, London NW10 4LX
Tradition quenches the spirit
80 x 100cm
88 High St, Harlesden, London NW10 4SL
Bilal Halal Butcher London
60 x 34cm
Somexchange101 High Street, Brent Park, London, NW10 4TS
After the accident, they towed the car home; the TV was uninjured in the trunk; you aren't from insurance, are you?
33.79 x 45cm
130 High St, Harlesden, London NW10 4SP
A4 paper in plastic holder
The towel wipes the sweat so the boxer can get back into the ring without slipping on his fear
21.3 x 28cm
Iftin Express - Internet Service Providers
136 High Street, Harlesden, NW10 4SP
Quran and Makeup Bag
34 x 50cm
Oh what a beaut
24 x 32.23cm
JJ Food & Wine London
4 Park Parade, Harlesden, London NW10 4JH
7, Library Parade, Craven Park Rd, Harlesden, London NW10 8SG
This pharmacy was in ‘Eastern Promises’ by David Cronenberg, it’s interesting because the space was so tight, at the front the desk between the shelf and desk there’s only 10 inches, it’s crazy.
A Cosmetic Mortal Wound
53 x 51cm