South London Gallery
Collaborative project by New York-based artists Charles Atlas and Mika Tajima featuring a hybrid installation/film set featuring contributions from New Humans, John Smith, Gaby Agis, Les Child, Richard Hornsey, among others.
The Pedestrians examines the act of walking in its various social and political forms: from the march formations in processions and demonstrations, and the idle strolling flâneur, to the choreography of everyday movement in dance. The project traces the politics of this basic bodily movement in its different manifestations and strategies as it negotiates the changing landscape of modernity.
A walkway cuts through the space becoming at once arcade, exhibition, passage, runway and stage. Along the path are various objects and tableaux, including new scaffold sculptures and a selection of object arrangements – cinema flats, mirrors, scaffolding, palettes of soft drinks, a junkyard car and a treadmill.
Mika Tajima and Charles Atlas
Installation view at South London Gallery