Exhibition dates: 21 October 2016 - 29 January 2017
At Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and BALTIC are pleased to present the UK premiere of Amanda Beech's Covenant Transport Move or Die, 2016.
This five channel video installation delivers a heady mix of analogue-style pop and video game aesthetics, featuring five characters who form a workerist crew comprising manager, worker, programmer, consumer, and dealer. Covenant Transport Move or Die conjures an opposing landscape that is at once mobile and heavy, quick and brutal. The exhibition also includes a number of new copper plates.
The exhibition has been initiated and developed by Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, and is being shown at BALTIC as part of a joint project between both venues.
The exhibition also features a new essay on the artist's work by Reza Negarestani.
Supported by Sunderland City Council, Arts Council England, Newcastle University and Cal Arts.
Amanda Beech is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include 'All Obstructing Walls Have Been Broken Down', Catalyst Arts Belfast, Ireland, 'Everything Has Led to this Moment', Xero, Kline, Coma, London, UK, Final Machine, Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry, UK. Recent group exhibitions and projects include 'Nemocentric', Charim Gallery, Vienna, Austria, September 2016, as part of Vienna Calling, 'The Political Idiom', The National Museum, Berlin, Germany, August, 2016, 'What Hope Looks Like After Hope', Homeworks 7, Beirut City Forum, 2015, 'Agitationism', The Irish Biennial, and 'L'Avenir', the Montreal Biennale, 2014. Her recent writing has been included in various anthologies including 'Re-inventing Horizons', 2016, Speculative Aesthetics, 2015, and Realism Materialism, Art, 2015. Her artists' books include Sanity Assassin, 2010, Final Machine, 2013, and First Machine, Final Machine, 2015. Beech is currently Dean of Critical Studies at CalArts, California, USA.