New Game?Thu 21 Apr 2016 – Sat 07 May 2016 Access Space (open )
Access Space present a new exhibion by David Jones and Susanne Palzer.
New Game is a game without a clear objective, inviting players to be a stranger in an imagined foreign place/space. Palzer’s installation plays with the lexicon and format of adventure game language and ground plans, while Jones’ paintings depict a semi-metropolis, loaded with dramatic but undefinable possibility.
David Jones is a painter and sculptor based in Sheffield. His recent work draws from a period from his 70’s childhood when he lived in Arabia; “The strangeness of arriving in a place that was still being built, the surreal expanses of concrete foundations for houses, shops, hospitals etc. that would one day form a town, huge billboards on roads next to a wasteland advertising airline companies with images of avian aggression in the logo, and trippy, neon flashing adverts for soft drinks on the TV with their analogue synth jingles that crudely anticipated the electronic dance music that would come years later. This semi-metropolis existing on the edge of a wilderness was loaded with dramatic but undefinable possibility.
Susanne Palzer is a cross-disciplinary artist, researcher and performer based in Sheffield, UK. Her process-based work is analytical, often site-specific and incorporates her own individual work as well as collaborations with other artists and contributions to other artists’ projects. Her current practice is an investigation into the fusion of digital technology and physical performance. Since 2012 Susanne Palzer has been curating the performance events OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s)-TwT. at Access Space in collaboration with media artist Jake Harries.