BREAKING THE PLAIN

AIRBORNE / HANGÁR

THIRTEEN MINUS ONE

FEAST PROJECT

DIVERS MEMORIES

SIGNATURE

TREED

EARLY WORK

INVITATION

THIRTEEN MINUS ONE
Intervention, Curated by Richard Ducker, 2007
Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK

Johnson was invited by artist-curator Richard Ducker to contribute to a group show at this independent contemporary gallery and project space in Whitechapel London. Intervention, includes international artists from the UK, Europe and USA: Cinzia Cremona, Lothar Gotz, Maria Anwanda, Amanda Couch, Shahrem Entekhabi, Laura White, Richard Ducker, Sarah Pucill, Ruben Aubrecht, Christy Johnson, Fiona Macdonald, Paul Carter, Julian Hughes Watts, Aisling Hedgecock, Andy Harper, Phil Coy and Charlie Jeffrey.

The exhibition features seventeen separate installations, and explores the relationships between artwork and site, and also the dialogue between the installations themselves. It is designed to open up questions as to where one work ends and another begins, notions of authorship, and the power relationship between artist and curator.

Johnson’s work is a site specific photographic installation entitled THIRTEEN MINUS ONE, where twelve 5.5 ft high x 4 ft wide Lambda prints run continuously extending across two walls. The linear sequence is constructed from her Feast photographic archive and becomes a repetitive procession in the space. Johnson’s selection and use of these commemorative/vernacular images not only dialogue with each other, but with the industrial architectural surroundings and specific artworks: examples include Charlie Jeffrey’s scattered floor debris; Aisling Hedgecock’s hanging polystyrene stalagmites; Shahram Enttekhabi's architectural construction made of red and white 'do not cross' tape; as well as other pieces such as a performance using an enlarged paper dress; and a household clock with a cuckoo.

 

 

 

 

 
 
Thirteen Minus One