Self-Service @ Waterloo Festival 10-16 Jun

artists moving image

Responding to Waterloo Festival’s 2019 theme Transforming Being, this moving image exhibition explores the myriad meanings of self-service

Date: 10 – 16 June 2019 / daily Mon-Sat 1-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Location: Old Crypt, St. John’s Church, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY
Preview: Wed 12 June, 6-9pm

“The age of automation will be the age of do it yourself”, Marshall McLuhan

More and more we are being asked to do things ourselves. From shopping to car insurance, services that traditionally required a human representative have been redesigned so that customers complete their business interacting only with machines. Some might argue this gives us more flexibility and choice and while others see us all becoming unpaid employees, required to do the work in order to access what we need.  Taking its lead from the check-out counters of supermarkets and petrol station forecourts, this exhibition brings together moving image works that respond to this idea of ‘self-service’. Works were contributed by members of the London Group, invited artists and artists chosen from an open call in response to the title.

​Curated by London Group members David Theobald and Genetic Moo

Exhibiting artists: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Stephen Carley LG, Sandra Crisp LG, Vardit Goldner, Geeske Janßen, Helena Klakocar, Daniel McKee, Micheál O’Connell/MOCKSIM LG, Genetic Moo LG, Charlotte C Mortensson LG,  Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Duncan Poulton, Sue Ridge, James Rosamond, Eric Schockmel, Alcaeus Spyrou, David Theobald LG.

Self-Service artist biographies

Anina by Alcaeus Spyrou (film still)
Modern Wonder by David Theobald (film still)
The Medusa and The Snail by Genetic Moo (film still)
Engine Angelic by Katerina Athanasopoulou (film still)