error | Virtual Reality project by Juls Gabs
18 June – 4 July 2020
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, 1 Bard Road, London W10 6TP
(Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm. Closed Monday)
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is proud to support a new experimental online digital experiential exhibition, featuring former Radical Resident® Juls Gabs and guest curator Akin Oladimeji for the Virtual Reality project error.
error is a new virtual reality art project dealing with exaggeration, escapism, transparency and bending the truth. Using Instagram filters, Gabs displays our tendency to lie to ourselves and others. She presents personas wearing masks, and her adeptness with social media tools make the four effervescent works in this series capture the zeitgeist.
Juls Gabs (Spain, 1989) is an artist working with sculpture, tech-art, sound, textile and installation. Juls was Radical Resident at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop in 2019. In 2015 she graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Arts and Media from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Madrid, Spain) and exhibited her final project at Museo del Traje, Madrid in the same year. Recently she exhibited at Exhibition Space Miguel Hernandez (2018) and Culture House Navacerrada (2018) in Madrid. She is Co-Founder of Tech-Sound Performer group VANILLATRON, which was shortlisted for Music Hackspace in Somerset House, London in 2018 and invited to The SLADE School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths, University of London as part of Performance Exchange in 2017 and 2018. Juls won the Mayte Spinola Prize for Revelation Artist in January 2019 and her work The human vision of the Formal-Aesthetic Struggle of the elements in a fearful space was awarded in 2014 for ‘Indagación de Nuevos Espacios Creativos’.
Akin Oladimeji is London-based with a Master’s in Creative Writing at UEA in 2001. A published author of short stories and poems working in education, he is currently completing another Master’s – History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London.
About Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and the Workshop Foundation:
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is Workshop Foundation’s exhibition and residency space in London. It supports a diverse range of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists by providing them with space and time to develop their practice, championing principles of integrity and rigour. Through its residency programmes and exhibitions, it gives artists, curators and theorists a platform to present work and share ideas as well as creating an environment for freethinking and exchange.
The Foundation seeks to progress artists’ careers and connect them to the public. It has now organised more than 25 exhibitions with over 120 artists and curators.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop was founded in 2015 by artist Stacie McCormick in a former builder’s merchant.
Artist: Juls Gabs
Curator: Akin Oladimeji
Dates: 18 June-4 July 2020
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