Maureen Paley is pleased to announce a new exhibition ‘The Toxic Camera’ (2012) by twins Jane and Louise Wilson. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 29 April to Sunday 5 May, 11am-6pm, presented across the gallery’s two London spaces.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of their film, ‘The Toxic Camera’, which consists of mirrors and a video projection. The instillation revisits the narrative of the Ukranian filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenko’s Konvas Avtomat. Shevchenko’s work documents the clean-up operation following the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown in 1986.
Jane and Louise Wilson’s instillation explores the disaster through the perspective of Shevchenko’s camera and was filmed all over Ukraine. It not only documents sites in transition, but helps to sense the invisible impact of the unseen. The film looks at the site where Schevcenko’s camera was hidden outside of Kyiv.
On top of The Toxic Camera, a bronze cast edition replica of Shevchenko’s camera, as well as a series of collages are presented by Jane and Louise Wilson. The exhibit also shows their latest work ‘I’d Walk With You But Not With Her’ (2021).
A portion of sales generated from this exhibition will be donated to humanitarian aid for Ukraine
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