Margaret Honda “Film Posters” at Treize, Paris
The exhibition presents for the first time the open series of Margaret Honda’s Film Posters, (2014-ongoing). When Honda began showing her films in 2014, she made posters in advance of the screenings. At a certain point, she fell behind and began making the posters months after a screening had taken place. At the moment, the rationale for the posters is to be a record of events that have already passed rather than an advertisement for something in the present or future. Viewed without the films, they are their own works, not accessories to another work. The posters, whose formats were established with graphic designer Lucas Quigley, have supported this reading from the beginning. The designs do not fully convey the nature of the films, as conventional posters do. There is simply text and color. Importantly, there is no indication of gauge, sound, or running time. The posters refer to concrete facts (date, time, location, title, director) but the films remain an abstraction.
Curated by Pia Bolognesi
Coordinated by Marco Caroti and François Lancien-Guilberteau (The Cheapest University)
at Treize, Paris
until 3 June 2017
“TOOLS, CONFIGURATIONS, REGENERATIONS, COLLISIONS, ADAPTATIONS, ACCIDENTS” – Workshop
Active since the late 80s in the expanded fields of sculpture, photography, drawing and film, Margaret Honda has emerged as a distinctive voice due to a practice defined by an interest on contexts and materiality of production protocols and processes, combined with openly biographical elements.
On May 27th, surrounded by guests and collaborators, Margaret Honda will be presenting her practice and discussing the fundamental elements of her research. The event will take place in the auditorium of Le Carreau Du Temple, within a discursive frame expressly developed by the artist:
« The title is made up of topics (TOOLS, CONFIGURATIONS, REGENERATIONS, COLLISIONS, ADAPTATIONS, ACCIDENTS) that describe how I think and how I produce things. For each of the sessions, I’ll talk about work without regard to chronology or category. The different topics inform each other and many of the works can be located within multiple topics. ELASTICITY and CONVOLUTION would be another title for the lecture.»
May 27 2017, 2.30pm
at Le Carreau du Temple, Paris