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Artist Talk: Tom K Kemp

16 Dec 2020
Napoleon Complex by Tom K Kemp

Artist Talk: Tom K Kemp

Wednesday 16 December, 3pm GMT

QUAD Zoom Event, FREE

Join us for an artist talk by Tom K Kemp who will be discussing his exhibition Napoleon Complex in QUAD's Extra Gallery Spaces (7 September 2020 - 24 January 2021) with curator Laura O'Leary.

Tom K Kemp (UK) incorporates roleplaying game design and animation into filmmaking, exploring systems-thinking, complexity and the eerie consequences of bureaucratic and economic systems on intimate human relations. His works generate unpredictable genre fiction where gameplay and collaborative storytelling are combined into a deviated method of complexity modelling.

Napoleon Complex explores weather modelling algorithms used by global catastrophe insurance, speculating on the consequences of their creation at a series of different scales from the economic to the intimate. The project is influenced by Weird genre fiction, in which the protagonists are often the subjects of systems and phenomena which are too large or complex for them to fully comprehend.

Kemp is an alumni of the School of the Damned, UK, and the Dirty Art Department, NL, and currently a research fellow at the Sandberg Instituut, NL. Selected shows include Dark Matters, CorridorPS, Amsterdam NL, Me Gustas Pixelad, La Casa Encendida, Madrid ES, they swore it could talk to dogs, Bageion Hotel, Athens GR, and Blood from a Turnip, EYE filmmuseum, Amsterdam NL. He is QUAD’S Associate Artist 2020 and has been selected for our UK

China Artist Residency Programme 2021, in partnership with Tank Loft, 501 studios, XuArtspace in Chongqing.

Tickets can be booked here