Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
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Walking After Acconci (production still)
Walking After Acconci (production still)

This is Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's first solo show with Kate MacGarry. For this exhibition, Iain and Jane presented Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches), a new film work.

Walking After Acconci (production still)
Still from Walking After Acconci

Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches) references a seminal video work made in 1973 by performance artist Vito Acconci. In it, Acconci paces the length of a corridor, talking to an absent ex-lover. Forsyth and Pollard have worked closely with Plan B (679 Recordings), a sharp-tongued young MC, to update the script and re-shoot the video, liberally adopting the style and aesthetic of contemporary urban music videos.

The resulting film is a combination of reconstruction and revision, a double-take, a superimposition paralleling two eras, two forms of cultural expression and two dialogues; the dialogue with the Acconci piece and the dialogue with the camera - the viewer, you.

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, London. July 2005 [photo: Jet]
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, London. July 2005 [photo: Jet]

Iain and Jane's practice recapitulates Duchamp's challenge to the authored one-off and pushes beyond any simple re-presentation of culturally significant moments to project an alternate testament of reality.

Location of Kate MacGarry Gallery
Location of Kate MacGarry

Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches)
Kate MacGarry
95-97 Redchurch Street
London E2 7DJ
Tel +44 (0)20 7613 3909

16 September - 24 October 2005
Open Thursday to Sunday 12.00 - 18.00 or by appointment
For more information, visit the gallery web site:



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Work in this show
Walking After Acconci (Redirected Approaches)

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Related press
'Walking After Acconci' Marie-Anne McQuay, 2005
'Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard' - Untitled. 2005
'Lover's View' - The Big Issue, 2005

Related shows
Surfing the Surface
Jerwood Space
Street: behind the cliche

Related sites
Kate MacGarry
Plan B
679 Recordings

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