with, and, or, without - Camden Art Centre

Florian Roithmayr presented a new body of sculptural works which observe material transformations in the processes of making.

Capturing the unexpected gestures that occur in the interstice between mould and cast, the sculptures embodied the consequences of one surface, material or body yielding another. The configuration of the exhibition changed daily at the inclination of the front of house team as Roithmayr sets up parameters before relinquishing control of the works.

Interested in labour that renders itself invisible upon completion, Roithmayr has undertaken intensive internships, shadowing engineering specialists such as a car surface decorator and a concrete beautician, who manipulate materials to perform beyond their physical expectations. The sculptures acted not as discrete objects but as representations of an accumulation of research, process and production.

The end of the exhibition featured a live performance with Florian as part of Postscript.

Images Artist Film The Artist Events

This film was produced on the occasion of Florian Roithmayr's exhibition with, and, or, without (12 December 2015 - 6 March 2016).

The Artist

Florian Roithmayr (born 1976, Germany. Lives and works in London) recent solo exhibitions include: SERVICE, MOT International, London (2015); Matter of Engagement, Site Gallery, Sheffield (2014); Treignac Projet, Treignac, France. Selected group shows include: Things That Tumble Twice, Tenderpixel, London  (2015); The Influence of Furniture on Love, Wysing Art Center, Cambridgeshire (2014); Carl Freedman Gallery, Vilma Gold, The Approach, and V22 in London; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Galeria d’Arte Moderna, Turin; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevich, Zagreb; New Contemporaries and Liverpool Biennial. Florian Roithmayr is represented by MOTInternational in London and Neue Alte Brücke in Frankfurt.

Introductory Talk: Rose English & Florian Roithmayr

Friday 11 December , 5.45 – 6.30pm / free

Rose English and Florian Roithmayr discuss their exhibitions with Paul Clinton, writer and Assistant Editor at frieze, prior to the Exhibition Opening at 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Teachers’ Evening

Wednesday 16 December, 6.00 – 7.30pm / free

Teachers are invited to an informal introduction to the exhibitions and our resources for school visits, and to enjoy a glass of wine and a mince pie with the programme team.

Talk: Gibellina: Art, Memory and the Unfinished

Wednesday 17 February, 7.00 – 8.15pm 

Florian Roithmayr invites Professor David Williams to reflect on the utopian conception and reconstruction of the Sicilian town Gibellina, destroyed by an earthquake in 1968, and the unfinished processes of its transforming materials, forms and ideas about art and identity.

Exhibition Tour: Jenni Lomax

Sunday 6 March, 3.00 – 3.45pm / free

Jenni Lomax, Director of Camden Arts Centre, gives a curator’s tour on the final day of the Rose English and Florian Roithmayr exhibitions.