Marlborough Contemporary

Adam Chodzko

Adam Chodzko's work weaves new relationships between our value and belief systems, exploring their effect on our communal and private spaces through the documents and fictions that control, describe and guide them. Working directly with the networks of people and places that surround him, often using forms of anthropology, Chodzko focuses on the relational politics of culture's edges, endings, displacements, transitions and disappearances through a provocative looking in the 'wrong' places" - a search for knowledge through instability. Chodzko operates in the tight, poetic spaces between documentary and fantasy, conceptualism and surrealism, public and private space, often engaging reflexively and directly with the role of the viewer. He has exhibited extensively in international solo and group exhibitions including: Tate, St Ives; Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bologna (MAMBo); Istanbul Biennale, Venice Biennale; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, NY; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham...

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Ghost, 2010

Alaskan yellow cedar, western red cedar, Fijian mahogany, oak, ash, olive, walnut,  mixed media and video camera.

23”h x 31”w x 22’l

Ghost installed at St George's church Ivychurch Romney Marsh in Kent during the Art in Romney Marsh visual arts festival 2013.

Courtesy of Art in Romney Marsh

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Exhibition view.

Too, 2013

Found 35mm slides.

Dust from Geneva Airport, September 2013

Printed as C-type

17.8 x 25.4 cm

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Too, 2013

Found 35mm slide, Brighton, date unknown

Dust from Geneva Airport, September 2013

Printed as C-type

17.8 x 25.4 cm

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Exhibition view.

Sleepers. Hole, 3013

Punctured found 35mm slides.

Printed as C-type

17.8 x 25.4 cm

 

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Sleepers. Hole, 3013

Punctured found 35mm slide, date unknown.

Printed as C-type

17.8 x 25.4 cm

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Mask Filter, 2013

Trap made from woven twigs, FireWire 800, leather, silver and camera lens adapter

27.9 x 35.6 x 66 cm

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I See Through Every Image (A souvenir for Laarni; A planting template for Belladonna seeds), 2013

Fortuna poster, plywood and Belladonna seeds

Aprox. 118 x 147 x 2 cm

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Desert Island
Palm tree and soil
Installation view at Raven Row, London, August 2013

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The Tropics of London, 2013
Sketch for textile design, ink on paper
Installation view at Raven Row, London, August 2013

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Adaptation, 2013
Single screen video with sound
10''

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Knots
single screen video with sounds, 10 minutes

Commissioned by Tate Britain as a response to the 'Schwitters in Britain' exhibition, 2013

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HeadInsideOutsideIn, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright Room, The Kaufman office, 1937, designed for the Kaufmann department store, Pittsburgh, USA

Panels of swamp cypress plywood and mixed media.

Victoria and Albert Museum. Given by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr.

Commissioned by Tate Britain as a response to the 'Schwitters in Britain' exhibition, 2013

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So... (Reportage), 2011

Acrylic on paper, 3 parts

46 x 60.7 cm

60.7 x 46 cm

28 x 23.5 cm

Photo credit : Francis Ware

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Ghost voyage to Deadman’s Island, Kent 2010
Alaskan yellow cedar, western red cedar, Fijian mahogany, oak, ash, olive, walnut, mixed media and video camera.
23”h x 31”w x 22’l

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Secretors, 1993-1996
Lead crystal, manifestation juice, plastic containers and acrylic
60 x 10 x 7 cm

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Arc Ark,  April – May 2000, 2010
Douglas Fir, Redwood, Western Red Cedar, Ash, Mahogany, Black Walnut, Oak, resin and fibreglass, 117 Sony DAT tapes containing BBC interviews with Members of Parliament outside the Commons and Westminster Hall from 14th April 2000 – 9th May 2000.
21.5 x 88 x 25 cm

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Bone Mask, 2009
Camera lens adapter, fish bones, telephone wire, thread,
35 x 35 x 37 cm

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Peacock Mask, 2009
Camera lens adapter, stick, ink, peacock and gull feathers, plastic connector straws, car body filler.
32 x 50 x 25 cm

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The Pickers 2009
Single Screen video with sound. 17 mins 52 secs.
Excerpt available on YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsVRxNKpGA4]

 

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