Adam Chodzko, one of Britain’s leading artists whose previous works have included The God Look-alike Contest, and Nightvision – an investigation into how heaven should be lit, will be exhibiting Plan for a Spell an ambitious new video installation at Fabrica, in Brighton.
Adam Chodzko’s work is an evolving question about where our imaginations converge culturally and how we attempt to articulate our imaginations socially. Working with video, photography, installation and drawing, he often uses the familiar activity of the ‘search’ and the phenomenon of the ‘meeting’ to suggest other ways in which our culture could exist. Chodzko has exhibited extensively internationally and in the UK.
Chodzko assumes the role of the director-magician and seems to position the viewer as code-breaker – Polly Staple, Meetings from catalogue FVU.
'Chodzko has assembled a compendium of rural arcane: tar barrelling from Devon, the Burry Man from Scotland, and from Cumbria a host of sequences including wicker weaving, wind turbines, a demolition derby, pyres of slaughtered cattle cadavers (infected by the foot and mouth outbreak) and a huge scrum of men that lurches, scatters and regroups as it careers up hill and down dale.' – Chris Darke, Dust Wrangling from catalogue FVU.
Based in the UK Adam Chodzko has exhibited extensively internationally, including the Venice Biennale and in ‘Sensation’ at the Royal Academy, London.