3 to 26 August
Opening, Late Night Art Belfast, 3 August 6pm
The Chronotopes are devices and landscape structures deployed to disturb linearity. Antagonising at the scales of the Anthropocene where the human is implicated as a geological agent, these technical apparatus manifest affective alignments at a planetary resolution. The Chronotopes adopt the status of the monument, a category of spatial and temporal materialism with a linguistic comportment, to deploy a recalibration of space-time aesthetics. Only through nonlinear machinations is the sublime condition of Language comprehended in its authentic form, yet witnessed to have infected a materialism under geo-magnification.
Dave Loder is a Belfast-based artist-researcher pursuing a materialist philosophy of language. His art practice is manifested through the fabrication of technical objects that deploy alternative linguistic aesthetics and space-time conditions. He is currently following a thesis that proposes language as a parasitic entity, posing that language might be lying dormant in – or is capable of infecting – alternative materialisms. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in China, Spain and Germany, and has also presented research at Irish Museum of Modern Art (2015); the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), and dOCUMENTA(13) (2012).