Newchild is pleased to present 'Wild Blue Yonder', a group show featuring works by Madeleine Bialke, Ella McVeigh, Antonia Rodrian, Kristian Touborg, and Taylor Anton White which will be paired with a selection of historic photographs from NASA's golden age (1940s-1970s) and meteorites. The exhibition brings together a group of artists who, each in their own way, create a body of work that attempts to overcome the challenges of being an artist in an a-temporal cultural climate whilst being faced with asynchronous communication forms. In their efforts to do so, the artists in Wild Blue Yonder are creating images for the future's present, their art works consider what to tell the future about how the world is now.
Wild Blue Yonder explores notions of the past, the present and the future through a window of otherworldly and dreamlike realities. In a time where complex and fluid algorithms have replaced the clear linearity of books it is increasingly difficult to understand the master narrative of our time.Thanks to modern technology, information is ubiquitous yet completely dematerialised and fragmented. William Gibson first identified this phenomenon in 2003 and coined it with the term atemporality: a strange state of the world in which all eras seem to exist at once. Gibson used it to describe a contemporary cultural product that paradoxically does not represent, either through style, medium, or content, the time from whence it comes. Atemporality is by no means a novel or original idea yet this exhibition attempts to tackle something that is undeniably unique about our present time.
The exhibited artists challenge the atemporal cultural landscape by creating art works that depict a compelling anthropological journey transcending the here and now. The exhibition investigates the idea of a longing for the unexplored, a yearning for future pasts whilst also considering what the relics of times to come might look like.
Artists: Taylor Anton White, Antonia Rodrian, Kristian Touborg, Madeleine Bialke, Ella Mcveigh