Ghosts: Keith Piper/Roshini Kempadoo presented two key works that explored the relationship between technology and subjectivity through the lens of contemporary art practice.
Roshini Kempadoo’s About Face (2015) is a new body of work being presented for the first time at the Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins. The work is part of a new screen based series or idents being developed by the artist that speak of the small stories, ‘selfies’ and urban tales of ‘getting by’ in London town. Phones, tablets and other mobile/screen-based gizmos have radically affected how we make sense of who we are; our subjectivity. About Face explores how multicultural Londoners make use of mobile technologies in their everyday lives as they navigate the city. In this work such stories take the form of popular screen animation sequences (text, images, sound) mimicking the screen hoardings and billboards displayed throughout Londoners’ journeying across the city.