by Alan Currall
at The Lombard Method, Birmingham
21 October – 29 November, 2011
“Right then. Now, what I want you to do is; every time I press down on the keyboard, on one of the letters on the keyboard, I want you to put that letter up on the screen in front of me. Ok? Now, every time I press down on one of the numbers on the keyboard I want you to do the same with that. I want you to put it up on the screen in front of me.”
Excerpt from transcript of Currall’s Word Processing, 1995
Rhubaba will present a small selection of video works by Glasgow-based artist Alan Currall. Taking a chronological selection of 4 of Currall’s single-channel video works produced between 1995 and 2004, this solo presentation aims to initiate a discussion between Rhubaba and Currall around a new work commissioned for their gallery space next year.
Born Stoke on Trent, 1964, Currall has exhibited widely in group and solo shows at galleries including the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Hayward Gallery, London, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö and Stills Gallery, Edinburgh. In 2002 he exhibited at the Jerwood Gallery as part of the Artist Platform series and was nominated for the Beck’s Futures Prize in 2003. He is a part-time lecturer on Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art and also a visiting lecturer in Intermedia at Edinburgh College of Art.
Alongside Currall’s works, Rhubaba have collected a small library of publications and printed-material produced over it’s first two years of operation.