Sans titre (2016), Paris
Hamish Pearch and William Rees’s collaborative sound piece charts a journey around the UK’s Kent coastline. The journey begins at Thanet Earth, a colossal green-house which grows an abundance of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Its temperature controlled micro-climates feeds the Nation. Close by sits the Port of Dover, a site of storage and transmission, it never sleeps. Seagull’s look on to the circuit board, alive with discreet intention. After this we reach Dungeness, the UK’s only desert, stalked by a partly decommissioned nuclear power station, it is littered with skeletal remains. Ghosts live here.
Hamish Pearch (b. 1993) lives and works in London. He received a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London, 2019. Selected exhibitions include: Mushrooms, Somerset House, London (2020); Nights (solo), Soft Opening, London (2019) ; Schools Show, Royal Academy of Art, London (2019); On a day like this (solo), Sans titre (2016), Paris (2018); Ana Prata and Hamish Pearch curated by Kiki Mazzucchelli at Kupfer, London (2018), Go, Soft Opening, London (2018), New Relics, Thames-side Studios, London, (2018), Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2018, Addams Outtakes, Roaming Projects, London, 2017, Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (co-curated and exhibited in with William Rees) at J Hammond Projects, London (2018), Le Laboratoire, Sans titre (2016), Marseille, 2017, Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Primary, Nottingham and ICA, London (2015).
William Rees (b. 1992, UK) is an independent curator, researcher and writer based in London. He has curated and organised projects with Open School East, Margate; Cubitt Gallery, J Hammond Projects, Sluice Projects, Close-Up Film Centre and Rich Mix, London, and Triumph Gallery, Moscow. In 2017 he founded roaming projects, an itinerant curatorial platform producing exhibitions in disused spaces in London. He previously worked in Oscar Murillo’s studio, including working on his presentations at the Venice Biennale 15 and Performa 15, and has assisted on projects with Mandy el-Sayegh and Cecile B Evans. In 2019, he was awarded a Venice Fellowship with the British Council.