Project Space, Emma Charles: Surfaces of Exchange

Emma Charles

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Surfaces of Exchange is a new commission by London-based artist Emma Charles. The exhibition includes works from Charles’ research into the physical framework and materiality of the Internet. Documenting both the London Internet Exchange and a number of locations in New York City, Charles attempts to map the tangible infrastructure of our expanding digital landscape. These works led to the making of her film Fragments On Machines, screened during the exhibition (Friday 28 February 2014 as part of SLAM Last Fridays).

Emma Charles’ work explores metropolitan spaces of productivity that are hidden from the public eye, primarily focusing on the more ethereal and abstract elements of industry and corporate environments.This installation includes a series of photographic prints and an audio track transcript of an interview with Mitchell Moss, Professor of Urban Planning at New York University.

Project Space provides exhibition and development opportunities to emerging artists offering a small grant to develop new experimental work for exhibition in the unique environment of Café 171 at Jerwood Space, adjacent to the galleries. Since 2004 it has presented new work from artists including Luke McCreadie, Alice May Williams, Paul Schneider, Rhys Coren, Anna Bunting-Branch, Alec Kronacker, Meg Mosley, Sara Nunes Fernandes, Johann Arens, Matthew Johnstone, Katie Schwab and Jamie George, Ben Senior, Ralph Dorey, Mindy Lee, Patrick Coyle, Gemma Anderson, Annabel Tilley, Alice Browne, and Holly Antrum.

Emma Charles, Surfaces of Exchange, 2014. Image: