Day 3 - Gallery.
Hywel T Cardew - 016 your contribution
Cardew’s practice encompasses film, installation, photography and writing as vehicles in addressing tacit agreements of self: of repression, consumption, comparison, and competition ... how we constitute and arrange value within a society structured upon consumption and individual gain; what lies beneath all that, when all the armour is shed? - A gradual decay of one’s own sense of self and, perhaps more profoundly, the resultant decay of community. To what ends will we need to go to feel? ... Just to feel? It is all incredibly absurd - that we all chase more, never questioning what ‘more’ actually is. Sincerity & love drift further away along the strong current of nervous laughter and staring endlessly into the mirror. And so, for him, it is necessary to communicate these meditations as artworks, in the belief that art contains the power to subvert & reveal the latent.
Cardew has exhibited within the UK & screened works internationally. In 2015 he was commissioned to produce a temporal public space installation & held a solo show exhibiting film and photography. He studied architecture at the University of Bath and Technical University of Munich, attaining a high first class honours & a prize winning thesis project. Thereafter, he worked for the eminent practise Herzog & de Meuron at their design HQ in Basel, Switzerland for two years before returning, in 2014, to the UK to focus on his own career.
Like a leisure activity; like a walk in a park, or watching the football; he regularly writes in third person.
This exhibition is not suitable for those of a sensitive nature.