24 November - 30 December 2016
Studio Amaro is thrilled to announce Dark Palms the first solo exhibition in Naples by British artist Helen Dowling.
"There they are, senses of time, stimulating associative montages of colour, image and sound. You can recognise the familiar holiday video.
Language is something like it - smooth and shifting day dreams of real form imagery in real time digestion, a dive into our collective vacation memory.
In travel footage like travel experience, the human is the constant, the surroundings variable. Vacationers, the professional experiencers.
Footage is gleaned by the habitual person on foreign travels, in foreign homes.
A contemporary power trip, trip, tripping.
All investigations qualify for the hallways of the personal hard-drive. Inert but palpable in bytes. Sometimes lost to fingertip retrieval, else re-vitalised or transferred to new collections but all forged with the foreknowledge of their inevitable existence.
It was now and is memory, contained, shown, stored, remembered."
Helen Dowling was born in 1982 in Windsor, England. She currently lives and works in The Netherlands. She participated in different residencies as Fondazione Ratti, Como (2009); Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (2010-2011); Viafarini, Milan (2013); M4gastatelier, Amsterdam, supported by the Mondriaan Fonds (2015) and Kunsthuis SYB, NL (2016). Recent exhibitions include Physical Fiction, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam (2016); ‘Close-Up - A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands’, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (2016); Che il vero possa confutare il falso, curated by Luigi Fassi, Accademia Fisiocritici, Siena (2016); On Demand 3, tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam (2015); Kazachenko’s Appartment, Oslo (2015); ‘The Story of the Stone’, curated by Suzanne Wallinga, Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (2015); Flesh of the World, University of Toronto (2015); Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel (2015). She has received awards from The Henry Moore Foundation, Fellowship Cees en Inge de Bruin-Heijn, Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst and Cecchi as part of VISIO – European Workshop on Artists’ Moving Images in Florence (2014).
Photo Maurizio Esposito