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Auto Italia South East
44 Bonner Road, London, E2 9JS London, United Kingdom
Please join us for the preview of Daylight Management, the first public moment in the UK of the Night Shifts project, a sprawling network of artists, researchers, scientists, night-shift workers and union representatives initiated and led by artist Martin Kohout.
Martin Kohout with Ayesha Hameed, Christopher-James Harvey, Caroline Heron, Dan Meththananda, Georgina Voss.
Preview: Saturday January 13th, 6-9pm
Exhibition continues: January 14th to March 18th, Thursday – Sunday, 12-5pm
Auto Italia, 44 Bonner Road, London E2 9JS. The Auto Italia space is fully accessible.
Taking night work as the central premise for discussion, the project explores what a night shift labour model can effect on both personal and infrastructural levels, tracing relationships — and those related technologies that enable private communication — alongside an exploration of the city as a warped space for 24/7 production.
Night Shifts is a project of work particularly concerned with the social impact of staying connected to friends and loved ones who exist at opposite ends of the day. Outcomes of the project to date include a film work, a printed publication, a roundtable discussion with Southern and Eastern Trade Union Congress (SERTUC), an interview series with night-shift workers and ongoing research development with leading voices in the fields of sleep and neuroscience.
In Daylight Management, the project will take over the Auto Italia space, creating a site within which to uncover elements of this ever-expanding project. Alongside Kohout’s 20-minute film work, Slides, collaborators from the wider network will participate in a series of events throughout the run of the exhibition with contributions from Ayesha Hameed, Christopher-James Harvey, Caroline Heron, Dan Meththananda, Georgina Voss (dates to be announced).
The Night Shifts project has been developed through collaborations with a wide range of contributors across its multiple outputs including: Bora Akıncıtürk, Phanuel Antwi, Josie Berr, Jean Bridger (and partner), Anna Coates, Defensa, Warren Digance, Jamie Gull, Ayesha Hameed, Arjun Harris, Leela Harris, Caroline Heron (AQNB Productions), Yoshitaka Hikawa, Jan Horčík, Monika Janulevičiūtė, William Kherbek, Sophie Lapalu, Barney Lewer, Dafydd Lloyd, Kareem Lotfy, Steffen Martin, Sue Merrell, Dan Meththananda, Aslı Özdemir, Jeff Perkins, Jason Pine, SERTUC (Laurie Heselden, Megan Dobney and Hugh Robertson), Ruben Sewkumar, Vasi Shaikh, Sukh Sidhu, Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford (Russell Foster with Chris-James Harvey, Kate Porcheret and Vladyslav Vyazovskiy), Sung Tieu, Bubbly Virdee, Georgina Voss.
Martin Kohout (1984) is a Berlin-based, Czech-born visual artist. He holds a MA from the Städelschule, Frankfurt and a BA from the Film Academy FAMU, Prague. Kohout is represented by both Exile, Berlin and Polansky Gallery, Prague. He has presented in solo and groups shows in New York, Beijing, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, Warsaw and Sofia. In 2011 Kohout established TLTRPreß, a publishing house for selected authors and a space to present the breadth of his own research efforts in the form of edited collections such as Sleep Cures Sleepiness (2014) and Linear Manual (2012). Recent releases include: Somewhere I've Never Been (2017) by Steph Kretowicz, The Great Outdoors (2017) by Monika Kalinauskaitė and Monika Janulevičiūtė, and Puffy Logic Grip (2017). Martin is the recipient of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2017, a prize in recognition and support of young Czech artists.
Daylight Management is made possible with the generous support of the Wellcome Trust and the Czech Centre London.