Tim Knowles - Wanderlust

Wanderlust is a solo show of new work by Tim Knowles, exploring the concepts of endeavour and challenge.

The artist’s creative practice incorporates chance operations and performance. For his Windwalks and Nightwalks Tim Knowles acts as a contemporary flaneur, moving about the city and countryside via an unusual self-imposed set of rules. Akin to scientific experimentation, the results of the project are unpredictable and outside his control. For all its verve, there is something unnervingly lonely about Tim Knowles’ work.

In one of his Windwalks Tim Knowles set off from central London guided solely by the wind. For this piece he created an extraordinary-looking wind vane mounted to a helmet. His steps were dictated by the wind and traced with a GPS device. He documented the nocturnal city life he saw with a video camera.

Tim Knowles' recent exhibitions include bitforms gallery in New York; Generali Foundation in Vienna; the Bloomberg Space and Economist Plaza in London; a Hayward gallery touring exhibition; and a forthcoming commision with Royal Mail. Plymouth Arts Centre recently enabled Tim Knowles to research new work in Afghanistan on an MoD sanctioned visit alongside Plymouth 3Commando Brigade.

Associated Event: Late Night Lido Endeavour

At Tinside Lido

Fri 17, Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jul 2009
From 9pm
Adults £3.65

Bring a picnic, films will begin at 9.30pm
The Lido will be open for a late night swim

A unique evening at Tinside Lido. This artists’ film event, curated by Tim Knowles, takes place in the amphitheatre of the Lido pool with the backdrop of Plymouth Sound. Late Night Lido Endeavour is an artists’ film event curated by Tim Knowles. The films explore ideas of endeavour, where the artists place themselves in challenging, potentially dangerous and unpredictable situations. In many cases the artists have devised a system or scenario that they must follow through. The approach is a poetic one of exploration, solitary striving and even escapism.

Artists’ films include: David Blandy, Chris Burden, Matt Calderwood, Simon Faithfull, Tim Knowles, Roman Signer, Guido van der Werve, John Wood and Paul Harrison.

Image: Tim Knowles, 2008. Documentation of Windwalk#2. 5 Walks from Charing Cross.