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PHILIP

Dates: 17 Nov - 17 Nov

Show Time: 11.00am - 8.00pm

Dara Birnbaum, Juha van Ingen, Tina Keane, George Melies, Anthony Lucas, Otolith Group and Semiconductor

ADMISSION FREE

PHILIP is a novel written by Heman Chong (SI), Cosmin Costinas (RO), Rosemary Heather (CAN), Francis McKee (IRL), David Reinfurt (USA), Steve Rushton (UK/NL), Leif Magne Tangen (NO) and Mark Aerial Waller (UK)

PHILIP is also an exhibition consisting of an ongoing programme of shorts by Dara Birnbaum, Juha van Ingen, Tina Keane, George Melies, Anthony Lucas, Otolith Group and Semiconductor and screenings of Samuel Beckett’s “Film” every day at 3PM.

PHILIP: A novel written by Heman Chong (SI), Cosmin Costinas (RO), Rosemary Heather (CAN), Francis McKee (IRL), David Reinfurt (USA), Steve Rushton (UK/NL), Leif Magne Tangen (NO) and Mark Aerial Waller (UK)

Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab (EG) in collaboration with Heman Chong and Leif Magne Tangen.

PHILIP – the novel, was launched at 6PM on 13 JANUARY, 2007 with Leif Magne Tangen and Francis McKee.

The disintegration of the social and economic system had been slow, gradual, and profound. It went so deep that people lost faith in natural law itself. Nothing seemed stable or fixed; the universe was a sliding flux (…) all that remained was probable sequence: good odds in a universe of random chance.‘ – Solar Lottery, 1955.

Inspired by the worlds of Philip K. Dick, our project brings together a group of international artists, designers, critics and curators whose common language in this instance is their fascination for alternative realities, postulating the impossible and creating new worldviews. Technology, ideology, architecture, political construction and the prospects of global ruin are at the heart of sci-fi narratives and at the heart of PHILIP.

PHILIP is a science fiction writing workshop led by Heman Chong (SG) and Leif Magne Tangen (NO) developed out of their online project “Untitled (Excerpts #01)”, a collection of 103 submissions of dialogues taken from sci-fi writings expressing an authoritarian gesture available at www.philipville.com.

The workshop participants – Mark Aerial Waller (UK), Cosmin Costinas (RO), Rosemary Heather (CA/ DE), Francis Mckee (IR), David Reinfurt (USA) and Steve Rushton (UK/ NL) – collectively wrote a new novel envisioning the last week of the year 2019 in the life of a character that is desperately fighting for time to save his world.

PHILIP is also an exhibition consisting of an ongoing programme of shorts by Dara Birnbaum, Juha van Ingen, Tina Keane, George Melies, Anthony Lucas, Otolith Group and Semiconductor and screenings of Samuel Beckett’s “Film” every day at 3PM.

PHILIP is a new limited edition novel, produced at the Just-in-Time workshop by Dexter-Sinister, New York and was launched at the conclusion of the project.

Aaron Schuster review of PHILIP, published in Frieze Magazine, April 2007

The Price of PHILIP, by DEXTER SINISTER

The following links will take you to PHILIPVILLE, and ARTFORUM. To access the ARTFORUM article on Dexter Sinister, you will be asked to register for free.

PHILIPVILLE

Artforum on Dexter Sinister

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