“holding one’s own in an unfinished system
it simply stresses the multiples at play”
This exhibition takes its name from a 1987 text by Canadian artist Ellie Epp. The unfinished systems in which Epp and British artist Juliette Blightman hold their own are multiple: from the commitments of the artists’ daily lives, to the context of the societies they occupy, to the art institutions which provide one possible frame for their work. Both Blightman and Epp accumulate text and images across journals, drawings, film, paintings and photographs, amassing personal archives without the need to always establish an audience. Although largely absent from the exhibition as medium or material, the temporality and the subjective eye of the moving image anchors the practices of Juliette Blightman and Ellie Epp who both began making 16mm films early on before later developing work in video as well.