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2nd/3rd November 2013 11am – 4pm
9th/10th November 2013 11am – 4pm
weekdays by appointment

Private view : Friday 1st November 2013 6pm – 8pm
Artist talk : Thursday 7th November 2013 7-9pm

‘Cinematic space is twisted in any way imaginable, organised around heterogeneous, curved
and collaged perspectives.” Hito Steyerl

INDEX is proud to present an installation of two video works: Berlin Metro by
Christopher Steadman and Journey to Islay by Joanna Greenhill.

The videos will be situated in the main gallery to emphasise the joint theme of
traversing. Both artists have made works concerning journeys: a daily commute
through Berlin, a ferry ride to Islay. The contrasting environments of both videos
perform the unlikely by connecting at moments, rebounding from each other to
reflect on travelling experiences and our temporary position in the world.

Steadman’s work addresses the journey back and forth through the city, repeated
day after day. The work focuses on the familiarity of travelling: the disconnected
passengers who limit awareness of their surroundings to the time spent in motion
and the journey’s duration. Greenhill’s video explores arrival and departure, the
unbounded space of the sea and our dependence on the horizon line for navigation
and control.

A photographic and text work by Joanna Greenhill, The new becoming old, is shown in
the adjoining gallery space. Photographs depicting St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross
Scotland chart the demise of an iconic modernist building.

Christopher Steadman lives and works in Berlin, London and New York. He was
born in England in 1967, studied in New York City and then returned to London
where Steadman graduated from the MA Fine Art Course at Central Saint Martins in
2000. Recently he has exhibited at Berlin’s Transartfest Art Biennial, an International
Video Art exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and his work has been
included in festivals in Miden, Greece, Kyoto, Japan and Kiev, Ukraine. His work is in
public and private collections

Joanna Greenhill was born in England in 1949, she currently lives and works in
Gloucestershire. She studied sculpture at the RCA and was the former director for
the MA Fine Art Course at Central Saint Martins from 1995-2010, where she first
encountered Christopher Steadman’s practice. Since leaving full time teaching she
had a solo show Passage at Ort Gallery, Birmingham 2013 and in 2012 exhibited
Doublefold as part of the SVA Site Festival, Stroud. In 2011 she exhibited with AM
Bruno at 101 Gallery New York and curated and exhibited in Is This All There Is at
the Lethaby Gallery London in 2010. Her work is in private collections. Joanna is a
co-director of INDEX.

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