‘No Ordinary Disruption’ – The Flying Dutchman, Camberwell (Build Up).



The title for this show came form brainstorming general consist within all our works and coming up with words that fit everyones work. The one that stuck was disruption.The full title came from the book “No Ordinary Disruption” by Richard Dobbs, James Manyika and Jonathan Woetzel, that suggests how the world works could very well be wrong.

“No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Forces Breaking all the Trends is a timely and important analysis of how we need to reset our intuition as a result of four forces colliding and transforming the global economy: the rise of emerging markets, the accelerating impact of technology on the natural forces of market competition, an aging world population, and accelerating flows of trade, capital and people.”

I wrote the press release with this text in mind, although not an art theory book many of the questions raised were evident in our collective works;

No Ordinary Disruption brings together a diverse collection of artists and mediums spanning across disciplines including painting, sculpture, performance, film and photography. This is the second independent exhibition for a collection of emerging artists currently studying Fine Art at UCA Farnham following the success of CHROME at The Lacey Contemporary Gallery earlier this year. Although No Ordinary Disruption touches upon other themes such as; cinema, the everyday, the existential, juxtaposition, process and surface, they ultimately exist under the umbrella of disruption.

The work throughout this show plays with the idea of disrupting and altering that which already exists, whether it be a surface, object, or idea. Opening viewers up to the possibility that the way we view the world could be wrong, overturning established ideals and conclusions.

We aim to move away from the institution and the typical white cube space, exploring alternative gallery spaces. The historic Victorian Pub that is the Flying Dutchman supports the intention of creating dialogue between the work and its surroundings that disrupts the viewer’s expectation.


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