6 pm, Thursday 10th December, 2020
Live on Pallas Projects/Studios Instagram
PhyloCode is a live 15 minute Instagram takeover performance which splices together fragments of video and audio seized from news and media broadcasting to create a visceral moving image collage. This is the second in a series of performances created solely for Pallas Projects/Studios.
Part II is a visual response to the audio-focused performance presented on the evening of Guy Fawkes. This restatement will bring the riotous, stratified visuals to the fore. The performance will assail the audience - who are placed within the spectacle of a news culture that reflects and amplifies the chaos of contemporary politics and events. The backdrop to this visual cacophony is a year of uncertainty and constant BREAKING NEWS.
The Great Reset is a proposal by the world economic forum (WEF) to rebuild the economy sustainably following the Covid-19 pandemic. It was unveiled in May 2020 by the United Kingdom's Prince Charles and WEF director Klaus Schwab.
The Covid-19 crisis, and the political, economic and social disruptions it has caused, are fundamentally changing the traditional context for decision-making. The inconsistencies, inadequacies and contradictions of multiple systems – from health and finance to energy and education – are more exposed than ever amidst a global context of concern for lives, livelihoods and the planet. Leaders find themselves at an historic crossroads, managing short-term pressures against medium and long-term uncertainties.
This seeps into the lives of the general populace, creating an ecosystem where needs and constraints transition, continuously forcing us to reflect and reset in response.
Jas Singh graduated from Central St Martins in 2012 with a BA Fine Art specialising in 4D. His work addresses sociopolitical current affairs. His primary medium is dissonant audio interplaying with architecture, installations, sculpture, video as well as interactive art - collaborating with the audience. Singh’s work mainly dictates these combinations.
He has participated in several organisations and is continuing to work with: Black Hole Club, Leicester digital arts, Graff.io, CVAN East Midlands, LCB depot, r10 labs. Jas is supported by the Arts Council of England.
Valeria Ceregini is an Italian art historian, visual art curator and critic, based between Dublin (IE) and Turin (IT). During the lockdown, she created JournALL an online art programme to weekly feature international artists. Currently, she is engaged with the group show Over Nature, which tours six venues in Ireland and the UK between September 2019 and November 2020. Acting as Curator and Project Manager of this touring show, featuring six Irish and International artists, she attempts to activate a new vision of greater ecological awareness and responsibility. Valeria was invited as Curator to participate at the live event Culture Night 2020 as part of the Luan Gallery (Athlone, IE) programme. She actively participated in Franko B's Unloved (curated by a/political, 2019) workshop and exhibition at Rua Red, Dublin. At the latter, she took part in the realisation of the Trauma [Audio Recording].
Since 2019, Valeria has been a juror member of the apexart (NYC) international panel. Valeria graduated in Semiotics with an MA in Communication Science at the University of Turin and in Contemporary Art with an MA (Hons) in History of Art at the University of Genoa. She pursued her studies attending the Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies, University of Genoa.