SWARM event: September 12, 7-11PM
Exhibition Dates: September 12 – 19, 2013
Artists: Tommy Ting and Maja Ngom
Drawing upon themes from Conrad’s novel, the artists created echoes and webs of metaphors that were born out of their relationship to the writer and his work, investigating the idea of desire and its entanglement to the colonial discourse. Unearthly Waters touches upon moment of encounter with the other and the unknown; an encounter in which was imagined and projected long before it befell. The title alludes to an imaginary place that has no specific geographic location, a place both of our world and out of this world.
Tommy Ting (b.1989, Canada) and Maja Ngom (b.1980, Poland) both studied BA Photography at the London College of Communication from 2009 to 2012. Ting is one of the associates at Open School East in London, UK, an alternative art school and communal space based in East London launching in September 2013.Ngom is studying MA Photography at the Royal College of Arts in London, UK.